After a successful pilot episode, Matthew Perry is to star in a full series of the dark comedy 'The End of Steve'.

Variety reports that the series tells the story of an afternoon talkshow host on a local TV channel whose on screen persona is at odds with his embittered personality off it.

He tries to find some happiness in his personal and professional life, and becomes involved with the morning show host at the station.

Perry is the co-creator of the planned series and will also serve as producer.