Watch the First Episode of Matthew Perry's Go On Now (VIDEO)

The 2012 Fall Television Season officially unofficially began last night when NBC sneak-peeked its new comedy Go On to go with its coverage of the Olympic Games from jolly ole Engle-land. If you missed it, don't worry! You're not totally boned! NBC has released the pilot online and we've embedded it below so you don't have to go anywhere to watch it.

Go On stars Matthew Perry (Ben Donovan Chandler's back!) as a sports radio chatterbox that is forced into group therapy after his wife suddenly dies. There he meets a wacky group of characters all dealing with their own loss. It's actually pretty good, and is unique in that it couples comedy with some touchy-feeliness for a rollercoaster of emotions. Plus it has Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) playing a weirdo, which is always funny.

What did you think? Can Matthew Perry carry a sitcom? Is it too touching for your taste? Is there humor in loss?

Go On officially premieres September 11 at 9pm.

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Loved it! As one who has experienced the loss of 7 close family members, this is cathartic! I think humor is one of the best ways to approach the subject and making a fun game of it...can lighten it up, and actually aid in peoples healing! Look forward to more! (Looking and acting great Matthew!)
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havent seen the pilot yet, but i think i will like it. i like mr.sunshine. I was ready to watch a full season of it, i think i just like matthew perry, oddly enough, i was never a "friends" fan.

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Never was into 'Friends', or any of the other actors later tv shows, but I really liked this pilot. It's a keeper.
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I surprisingly loved it! I finally just got around to watching and it was totally worth my time. My only disappointment was that it's not an hour long.. I was expecting a full hour, boo! But I'm definitely gonna keep watching!
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i'm sorry, this episode is not available from your location. nbc sucks!
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funny and it's not a reality show
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I really liked it, except maybe for the final scene which was a little bit too cheesy for my taste... Also I didn't fall in love with episodes or cougar town just right after the pilot either, but eventually fell in love with both shows, I will definitely give it a few more episodes before I make a final decision :) I mean this show has my favourite friend in it!
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I really liked this pilot. I thought I would, after watching the trailer, but it was still nice to be actually enjoying a pilot nowadays.

It was refreshing and funny. I hope they can keep up the same balance of light and dark throughout.
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I loved it !!
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Kinda liked it. Chandler's getting on in years though.... only reminds that I too am getting older. boohoo... Problem with Perry however, is that you'll always be linking him to Chandler (as I just did), and that's to bad.



I like the group therapy characters, but it depends on further writing. A lot of it has been done before, so we'll see. I liked the competition though, reminded me of a certain fast quiz about which roommates knew the other roommates best and it also involved Perry...



Bye
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I enjoyed it, but unless it gets better, I don't give it more than 6 months on NBC. As it stands, the therapist is the worst character on the show. I think she needs to crazy up a bit.



And if you didn't like Chandler (and I did), I wouldn't bother.
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I really liked the pilot. and i think Matthew Perry is Great and I am happy he is back
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I really really liked it. Then again, I like everything Matthew Perry does ;).
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I've missed Matt. Perry - in general this show felt like a breath of fresh air. But honestly: I'm a bit skeptical that they can sustain the awesomeness. But I'll be tuning in to see.
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It was better than I expected. It's a bit more somber than Community and the likes which I kind of like. Matthew Perry is Matthew Perry and does a good job and has great timing. My biggest gripe with the entire show is Laura Benanti. I understand why she's written the way she is, but it still erks me.
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It wasnt bad.The whole March Sadness bit was enough for me to recommend it to some of my friends (who always try to compete with me on whose day was more awful!!).



I wonder how they can sustain the premise for seasons..wont scratch my head,i'll just watch and see.

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not bad, better than some of the manure NBC has been coming up with the last few years. I'll give it a shot.
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I thought it was good. I really like the premise and could see this show evolving into something great, just like Community and Parks & Rec did.



Also, Yolanda strikes me as an Asian version of Annie Edison.



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You realise there's already an Asian Annie right?
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Well, March Sadness was funny, and then they brought in the other major character and this series best times were behind it already.
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liked it a lot
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I think Go On is gonna be a great show I laughed my rear off I watch it for sure !!!!
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That was a nice pilot!
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That was insipid. Matthew Perry is really annoying with all his unchanneled energy.
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Considering that this is only the pilot, it has so much potential. Remember, Parks and Rec had a pretty weak first season. The premise of Go On can... go on for years, since they can keep adding characters to that counseling group.
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I loved it. I thought it was extremely good for a pilot. Matthew Perry's awesome and deserves a show that wont get cancelled after 9 episodes, I hope this lasts. :)
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The only thing Matthew Perry has been in that I didn't like was Friends... And probably 17 Again, not that I've seen it.
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I'm always willing to give the new 'Matthew Perry show' a try. I LOVED S60 and was crushed when it went off; I liked the beginning of 'Mr. Sunshine', but unfortunately it went down hill really quickly-- and as for 'Go On', I quite like it, actually. I think it has the makings of a good, possibly great, show as long as the writing stays strong. (Aaron Sorkin's writing was always strong, but I think the topic went over people's heads... imho)



Definitely would've made a great film and I'm not sure how they're going to carry this into a sophomore season, but I'm interested.



The mix of comedy and drama seem well balanced, which is good. After all, you can't have one w/o the other as comedy is always on the edge of drama. I love when Matthew does dramatic pieces and I look forward to see more this fall.



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out of friends loyalty i tuned in and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn;t bad. matthew perry is still fun to watch, but i agree with the previous points that it;s hard to see how they;ll get an entire show out of it, especially because now his character will be going to group therapy because he wants, not because he has to. but it was a good pilot and i look forward to when it airs for real.
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Hey i just think this would've made a great movie why the hell did they make it into a full fledged show i'll never know .
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I liked it, it has potential to get a second season, i had a few laughs. I hope it does well. :)
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ggrrrrr......... We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location. Please select another clip........ggrrrrrr
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Although "Please select another clip" made me smile.

("Sir, we have an excellent selection of squirrel clips we can offer you instead")
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What other clip?! There's no other clips!



GRRRRRRR!
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It wasn't bad. And generally I dislike anything that has Mathew Perry in it. For a reason I will get to in a bit. But it has everything that could make a great show. In a way it kind of reminds me of Community. At least in the premise of it. Successful guy has an issue with his job and is forced to hang out with a bunch of lovable losers as he views them. And there will lie the success of the failure of the show. If, like many shows with Mathew Perry as the star, completely focuses it all on him it will fail. Because to be honest, he never really plays likable characters. But if they incorporate the ensemble cast like was done with Community and even some ancillary characters like Community does I can see this being a successful show. Which is disappointing because I hate NBC and don't want them to have any success. But really the supporting cast is going to make or break the show, also the guest stars. Having T.O. on the show and Perry throw fruit at his car was genuinely funny. The idea of him being a radio sports guy can bring the whole amount of athletes to the show for bit parts. And that is something I think would be fun.



So the potential is there, it just is going to depend on how they run it.



Also, Alison Miller and whomever Plays the "therapist" = all kinds of yummy.
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I totally get your point , you're saying that Matthew can't hold the weight of a whole show on his shoulders and i agree , the fact is the interaction chandler had with the 5 other friends is the reason why Matthew became lovable and it's not his individual acting skills (although fun but are limited or milked away if i could say by a ten years long comedy)
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i dont think this is only the situation with Mathew Perry, no matter who the main star is, how good or important he is, i`d get bored after a while if it all were about that person. it may only be my opinion but people nowadays dont like those type of shows anymore. we need important secondary characters that can keep us interested even when the main is off screen.
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Surprisingly enough, Dexter only has one likeable character (IMO) -- Dexter. And yet, I still watch the show and so do many others.



But for a show like this one, I do agree that it'll be hard for Matthew Perry to carry the show himself. Also, I worry about how they're going to make a full season out of this. It sounds more like a movie.
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i guess people can now handle multiple stories better than ever seeing how some shows now have 10 to 15 simultaneous stories running . that is because you can view the show over and over by means like netflix or tivo and hulu , I think people want a challenging show now adays
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I enjoyed it. I'll watch it again I think in September, however it is nothing compared to shows like Community. Hopefully it does well.
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I liked it, was it of community level quality, no, I don't think so, but still one of the better comedies that NBC currently shows, it's much better than Whitney and The Office(without Carell). I'll continue watching for the first few episodes, and see what I think then. Nice to see Allison Miller back to work after two failed shows(Kings and Terra Nova), for her sake I hope it is a success.
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I found it a little...meh. It reminded me a little bit of the short-lived Bent, another NBC show; it's kind of nice, it has a few jokes that pushed my humour buttons, but nothing spectacular. Though it's not complete shit, like Are You There, Chelsea or Whitney, it's still just too adequate. I call a show like this "soft core comedy". (Shows like Community and Arrested Development of course being "hard core".) Go On could survive on another channel as a neat little filler show, but on NBC there's no chance. Not even with Matthew Perry. If it miraculously makes it to a second season, that's were its flight will end once and for all.



However, I was surprised and happy to see that Skye (Allison Miller) from Terra Nova had gotten a new job. I also enjoyed seeing Laura Benanti on the show. She is stunning to say the least, and the only one I liked on The Playboy Club.
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I did watch this last night, just off Tim's twitter recommendation. I would've usually avoided this like plague infested spider monkeys, but it was actually surprisingly funny. Matthew Perry is difficult to not like, he's charming and charismatic, and while the rest of the cast seemed a bit one-note, there did seem to be potential there for character development, especially the class teacher and the kid whos brother was in a coma. I don't know that I'm putting a season pass on the DVR just yet, but I might check it out if theres space in my already swamped tv schedule.
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Glad you enjoyed it! Definitely think it's a wait and see show, but a good start.
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