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Go On is a hilarious new comedy starring Matthew Perry as Ryan King, sportscaster of the Ryan King Show. For Matthew Perry fans, it is his long-awaited return to comedy and prime time television. Ironically, the premise this comedy show is not at all funny. As the show begins, Ryan King has recently lost his wife in an auto accident. The show is about how he learns to Go On with his life after such a terrible tragedy. There are a few properly placed touching moments as Ryan learns to deal with his grief in a serious way, but it is fully encompassed by a large dose of witty comments and amusing predicaments.

After taking time off for bereavement, King returns to work in an attempt to get his life back to as close to normal as he can. King is told that he can only work again after attending 10 sessions of group therapy.

Being a manly, sports fan kind of guy, Ryan is not happy about being forced to attend therapy. Although unenthusiastic, Ryan is willing to show up to group if it means he can get back to the job he loves. In therapy he meets the sweet and unqualified group leader Lauren, along with several absurd characters who make up the unlikely group. At first Ryan doesn't take therapy seriously, but eventually he begins to see some value in it for himself and others. Ryan begins to realize that no one can go it alone all the time - everyone needs some help.

Ryan's best friend Steven and assistant Carrie along with the random members of the therapy group make up an amusing and entertaining cast of characters.

NBC
1 Season, 22 Episodes - Canceled
September 11, 2012
Comedy
7.6/10
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Go On Full Episode Guide

  • The group learns from their failures.

  • Ryan is in uncharted territory when he receives a drunk-dial call from his secretary Carrie. Plus, Ryan offers relationship advice to a confused Lauren.

  • Anne offers to introduce Ryan to Talia, a recent widow struggling to find her emotional direction. When the three go out together, Talia sends mixed signals when she flirts with both of them.

  • Although Ryan's show is rated #1, he doesn't experience the happiness that should accompany that success. Instead he craves for personal happiness which Lauren explains comes from helping others.

  • Ryan slips back into gambling after his breakup with Simone, despite Lauren's warning. When he receives the life insurance check for his deceased wife, he spirals out of control.

  • Ryan's pride gets in the way of reading for a commercial for a male enhancement product. His replacement is Terrell Owens, whom he just hired as a temporary assistant.

  • Ryan and Simone go out on a limb.

  • Ryan feels the return of Simone, the well-liked and beautiful former group member, will offset the group chemistry. Plus, Terrell Owens tries to teach Ryan a lesson.

  • Ryan competes for a hot date against Olympic gold winner Shaun White.

  • Ryan is thrilled when his hero, Bob Costas, invites him to participate in his new show.

  • When the group agrees on a date for their holiday party, it happens to be on the exact day Mr. K proclaims will be the end of the world.

  • When Ryan decides he needs to start dating again, Misty May-Treanor tries to make the situation easier by inviting him to play in a game of beach volleyball with her friends. Elsewhere, George outlives his doctors' predicted life expectancy for him and Danny starts crushing on Sonia.

  • When Amy visits her old friends from college, they start to vie for her affection. Meanwhile, Ryan invites the support group to the K-Bal offices for Thanksgiving,

  • Ryan is hesitant about taking Owen under his wing, but he soon realizes Owen needs a positive role model in his life. Meanwhile, Yolanda decides she's ready to graduate from the group and Steven hires a new K-Bal Girl.

  • The group does a scavenger hunt for Ryan's birthday, against his wishes.

  • The group thinks Ryan snacks too much, which is a typical grieving symptom.

  • After ten years, Ryan finally gets asked to play in Jeremy Roenick's hockey game, completely unaware he's been invited out of sympathy. Meanwhile, the group creates collages in an exercise that Ryan blows off.

  • Ryan struggles to keep his "real life" separate from the group, but discovers he'll heal faster if he dissolves the boundary. Meanwhile, Steven wants to be there for Ryan and help him overcome his loss, but his efforts to do so are awkward it's funny.

  • In the series premiere, a sportscaster is leery about joining a support group following his wife's passing.

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