Hatcher’s first major TV gig following Desperate Housewives was on CBS’ remake of Neil Simon’s classic play The Odd Couple. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress began taping her guest-starring stint in 2015 (her episodes aired in 2016) as single mom Charlotte, the love interest of Oscar, who was played by Friends alum Matthew Perry“[It’s] that respectful thing, with the newness of somebody, where you’re like, ‘I’ll go get some gum. I just had coffee. I’m so sorry.’ I said to him today, ‘I’m over the coffee breath thing, you can have whatever kind of breath you want.'”
Despite Hatcher and Perry’s on-screen chemistry, the series itself was poorly reviewed. Receiving just aStars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon make a fine Oscar and Felix, but The Odd Couple‘s flat jokes and canned laughter are pretty old hat.” Ouch. According to Deadline, the show was the lowest-rated comedy on CBS in 2017, which ultimately led to its cancellation after three seasons.