Matthew Perry is seeing his new project to the "end." According to Variety, Perry is set to star in The End of Steve for Showtime. Perry also co-wrote the script with and will co-executive produce alongside Peter Tolan.
The pilot will center on Perry's character, an afternoon talk-show host who's sunny on-screen demeanor has drawn a healthy following, even though he's quite unpleasant off-screen. The series will focus on Perry's character trying to find a balance between the two, and also focus on a love interest, who is the station's morning show host, a role which hasn't been cast as of yet.
"Matthew had a kernel of an idea that he had been fleshing out, and he got together with Peter," said Sony TV co-president Zack Van Amburg. "Peter worked closely and collaborated with Matthew, and they rounded up a full show."
No production schedule has been releaesed for the show, but it is said that the show will have to work around Tolan's other gig as executive producer of Rescue Me.