The show will feature never-before-seen interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from Friends
The show will feature never-before-seen interviews with the late actor, who died on Saturday at the age of 54. Entertainment Tonight produced the special overnight in less than 24 hours. The tribute will also include behind-the-scenes footage from Friends. After the 30-minute special concludes, Nick at Nite will broadcast Friends episodes spotlighting Perry. Each night through Sunday, Nov. 5, Nick at Nite will air fan-favorite Friends episodes highlighting the late actor beginning at 10 p.m.
Perry portrayed the beloved character Chandler Bing on hit sitcom Friends alongside an ensemble cast comprising Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc. The blockbuster series ran for 10 seasons, from 1994 to 2004, and featured more than 200 episodes.
The series was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who also served as executive producers with Kevin Bright. “He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words,” Crane, Kauffman, and Bright said in a statement to Rolling Stone following the actor’s death.
“From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us,” the trio continued. “We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.”