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Matthew Perry congratulated on ‘Go On’ cancellation

Reporter rubs salt in a fresh wound while interviewing the former ‘Friends’ star about his current work.
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Amber Dowling, May 14, 2013 10:23:46 AM

It must be hard to go on after your show has been cancelled, but it’s got to be even harder when journalists keep throwing the bad news in your face. That’s what happened to Matthew Perry, lead of former NBC comedy Go On, at a recent L.A. Kings hockey game.

NBC announced the cancellation of Go On late last week, but apparently reporter Dan Moriarty wasn’t keeping up with his TV news. While interviewing Perry over the weekend, he offered the Friends alum his “congratulations,” insinuating that the series had actually been picked up.

Perry was a good sport about the mix-up, trying to hint at Moriarty’s mistake in his jokey response. “Oh, thank you,” the actor quipped. “You’re talking about my show getting cancelled?”

He continued, “It was sort of a sad day because of the people, and I’m going to miss them. But this show was really getting in the way of some Kings games, so I’m OK.”

Moriarty tried to recover by saying that it was a “double-edged sword congratulations,” but the damage had already been done. The reporter knew it too, quickly switching gears and launching into talks about the playoffs and the Kings’ chances at victory.

Interestingly, Moriarty has made no attempt to apologize for his slip-up. He didn’t even leave a short word on his Twitter account, which he seemingly updates constantly throughout the day. (Surely a “Could I BE any more embarrassed?” would have sufficed.)

With Go On cancelled, Perry’s future in TV is unknown. There are rumours that his Friends co-star Courteney Cox might enlist him for a Cougar Town cameo (after all, she appeared on Go On), but nothing has been confirmed. Or perhaps The Good Wife will take him on full-time?

For now, the Canadian boy has got the NHL playoffs – and misinformed journalists — to keep him occupied.

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