David Schwimmer to Lead ABC's Comedy Pilot IRREVERSIBLE

David Schwimmer to Lead ABC's Comedy Pilot IRREVERSIBLE

FRIENDS' David Schwimmer is set to make his return to the small screen.

In his first planned regular television gig since the acclaimed sitcom ended in 2004, Schwimmer has signed on to star in the ABC's upcoming comedy pilot IRREVERSIBLE, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the project, adapted from the "Israeli series Bilti Hafich, the comedy pilot centers on Andy and Sarah, a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple," Schwimmer will take on the role of "Andy, a writer with two books under his belt -- one that did very well and one that was a complete failure. He now makes a living conducting writing workshops part-time at the university, and has had a Hard Time mustering up the energy/resources to write his next novel, especially since his baby girl was born. Andy is a pessimist and one prone to extremes. He's a classic spoiled only child with a tendency to complicate things and get into trouble -- but he will always avoid conflict. He masks his low self-esteem with sarcasm, which often leads to blowing up emotionally charged situations."

Schwimmer's credits include The Iceman, Nothing But The Truth, Madagascar I, II & III, Duane Hopwood, Big Nothing, "Band of Brothers," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Six Days Seven Nights, Apt Pupil, The Pallbearer and the hit comedy series "Friends," for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. His film and television directing includes Trust, Run Fat Boy Run, Since You've Been Gone and the HBO series "Little Britain USA."

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