Mr. Sunshine

Series Summary
Matthew Perry ("Friends") stars as Ben Donovan, the manager of a second-rate sports arena in San Diego, who starts to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Ben works with Alice, the tomboyish marketing director, who is his friend with benefits. Ben's newest employee is clueless Roman, who is the son of the arena's owner, highly erratic Crystal (Allison Janney).

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Ben and VivianApr 6, 2011

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    Ben has a fling with a woman (Lizzy Caplan) who turns out to be Crystal's new assistant; Crystal tries to be a responsible mother; Alonzo is sent over the edge.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : The AssistantMar 30, 2011

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    When Roman becomes Alice's assistant, he surpasses her expectations; Alonzo makes a confession about a past relationship.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Celebrity TennisMar 23, 2011

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    Ben and Alonzo compete against tennis legend Jimmy Connors and actor Fred Savage in a celebrity tennis tournament; a careless act brings Crystal closer to her son.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Lingerie FootballMar 16, 2011

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    Ben encourages Crystal to find closure with one of her ex-husbands (James Taylor); Alice helps Alonzo with two unruly billionaires.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Crystal on IceMar 9, 2011

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    Ben takes Roman in after learning he doesn't have a place to stay; Alice feels guilty when she can't keep up with Alonzo.

ratings & reviews

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  • Much like "Cougar Town" was back in the fall of '09, Mr. Sunshine is a show with a lot of likable performers, a solid creative pedigree, occasional laughs and a whole lot of room for improvement. Show More

  • Mr. Sunshine isn't particularly hilarious or endearing, and the comedy doesn't surround Perry with a balanced ensemble of characters who get to be funny as well. Show More

  • There's some smart slapstick, and I believe that Perry could be the one sane man in an arena that holds 17,505 people. Show More

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