"Go On" debuts after Olympics coverage

This undated image released by NBC shows Matthew Perry portraying Ryan King in the pilot episode of "Go On." Sneak peeks of NBC's new prime-time schedule will piggyback on network coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The unveiling will begin with commercial-free sneak previews of NBC's new comedies "Go On" on Aug. 8, after the evening's Olympics coverage, and of "Animal Practice" on Aug. 12, following the Olympics' Closing Ceremonies. (AP Photo/NBC, Jordin Althaus) Jordin Althaus

This undated image released by NBC shows Matthew Perry portraying Ryan King in the pilot episode of "Go On."
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(CBS News) NBC boosted the fortunes of Matthew Perry's new sitcom "Go On" Wednesday night, giving viewers a sneak peek after that evening's Olympics coverage.

In the series that starts in September, Perry plays Ryan King, a sports radio-show host whose employer forces him to join a grief counseling group after the recent death of his wife.

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Laura Benanti ("The Playboy Club") plays the therapist who leads the group, which also includes a blind man, a lesbian lawyer dealing with the death of her partner, a young man whose brother is in a coma and a woman mourning the loss of her cat.

Other cast members include Julie White, John Cho, Brett Gelman, Tyler James Williams and Bill Cobbs.

"Go On" will officially premiere in its regular time slot on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. ET, after "The Voice."

Tell us: Did you tune in for "Go On" after the Olympics? What did you think of the show?

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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