Did You Know? Back In 1993, A Young Writer Named Matthew Perry Offered NBC A Show About Six Friends In NYC And Was Rejected

Matthew Perry

In 1993, a promising young actor named Matthew Perry decided to work on his own idea for a television sitcom. After a year of hard work and spent savings, he sold the idea to Universal Studios.

Matthew Perry

Perry’s sitcom was called “Maxwell’s House” and tells the lives of six attractive twenty-something friends who are addicted to caffeine (the name of the series is also the name of an American coffee brand) that tend to complain about jobs, relationships and aging. Sound familiar?

Matthew Perry

Well, NBC thought so too, apparently. The network had to turn down the offer from Perry and Universal, because, at the time, they had a similar series already in development. Although they rejected the project, the network was still interested in the guy pitching them the exact same idea. As a result, Matthew Perry got cast as the later-to-become legendary Chandler Bing!

Sources:

http://westwing.wikia.com/wiki/Matt_Perry