The tides could turn, though, when Schwimmer makes his return to television in the ABC pilot “Irreversible,” in which he’ll play a struggling writer.
Based on a wildly popular Israeli show, the series was at the center of a network bidding war in 2013, so expectations for success are high. In 2006, Schwimmer won $400,000 from a convicted con man who defamed him by claiming he demanded two Rolex watches to attend a charity event.
Projects: After winding down 10 years as half of America’s favorite will-they-or-won’t-they couple, David Schwimmer’s star has fallen the farthest of the “Friends” cast, largely through his own volition.
Since 2004, his only substantial TV work includes guest spots on “30 Rock,” “Entourage,” and Lisa Kudrow’s series “Web Therapy” (which involved some creepy talk about anal sex).
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