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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.