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'The Odd Couple' casts perfect guy to play Oscar's dad

Show consultant Garry Marshall will do daddy double-duty on the CBS comedy

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Daddy’s home!

EW has learned exclusively that The Odd Couple has found the perfect ol’ boy to play Oscar’s dad in the second season of the CBS comedy — the sitcom’s original creator, Garry Marshall.

Marshall, who currently serves as a consultant on the rebooted comedy that stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, will be introduced as Oscar’s dad in the new season. This will be his first guest-starring role on the comedy.

Marshall, who will film his cameo next week,¬†originally developed the Neil Simon play for the small screen back in the ’70s.

CBS has yet to announce a return date for The Odd Couple.