David Schwimmer is coming back to television in his first major role since “Friends.”

The beloved sitcom star will play the lead role in an adaptation of Israel’s number one comedy, “Bilti Hafich.”


The Hollywood Reporter says the sitcom, which will air on ABC, will be called “Irreversible” in it’s new incarnation. Schwimmer will play Andy, one member of an “eccentric, self-absorbed couple” constantly getting into trouble.

Here’s more info on the show from The Hollywood Reporter:

Schwimmer’s character is “a writer with two books under his belt — one that did very well and one that was a complete failure. He now makes a living conducting writing workshops part-time at the university, and has had a hard time mustering up the energy/resources to write his next novel, especially since his baby girl was born. Andy is a pessimist and one prone to extremes. He’s a classic spoiled only child with a tendency to complicate things and get into trouble — but he will always avoid conflict. He masks his low self-esteem with sarcasm, which often leads to blowing up emotionally charged situations.”

“Irreversible” will be written, directed and executive produced by Segahl Avin, who created the original Israeli series.

J-Connection: David Schwimmer is Jewish.