“Mad About You” star Paul Reiser discussed his return to TV after a 12-year absence on this morning’s “Today” show. The actor, who will play himself on “The Paul Reiser Show,” gave a hilarious interview to the “Today” crew, explaining his TV comeback after a happy decade spent at home: “About two years ago my little guy says, ‘Dad, what do you do? Just go do something!’ So, I made a show.” The show, based on Reiser’s real life, will replace “Perfect Couples” on NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup.

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Watch two previews for “The Paul Reiser Show,” premiering on NBC this Thursday, after the jump.