Funnyman Thomas Lennon is to reunite with his 17 Again co-star Matthew Perry for the planned revamp of classic Tv series The Odd Couple.

The former Reno 911 star will play Felix Unger, opposite Perry's Oscar Madison, in the remake of the sitcom, which featured Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

Lennon's new role has also been played on the big screen by Jack Lemmon and on stage by Dean Martin, Randall, Lemon and Art Carney.

Perry will co-write the script for the pilot, based on Neil Simon's Broadway play about two mismatched housemates.