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Old 02-09-11, 02:25 AM
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Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

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Synopsis:

Spoiler:
Manager Ben Donovan (Matthew Perry) turns 40 and starts to re-evaluate his life in the pilot of a sitcom that follows the goings-on at a San Diego sports arena. Ben's coworkers include Alice (Andrea Anders), a friend with benefits; and Crystal (Allison Janney), his unpredictable boss.


Starring:
Matthew Perry (Friends, Studio 60)
James Lesure (Las Vegas)
Andrea Anders (Better off Ted)
Allison Janney (The West Wing)
Nate Torrence (Get Smart)

This is filling in for Cougar Town while it's on hiatus. The trailer looks hilarious. I've been looking forward to this since it was announced last May.

13 episode season

Trailer:

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Old 02-09-11, 06:10 AM
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Looks like it could be good.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

You had me at Andrea Anders.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

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You had me at Andrea Anders.
Yeah, but with her this show is likely cursed to < 2 seasons just like her past ones.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I though the pilot was hilarious.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

If this show does really well, does that mean lights out for Cougar Town? That would make me a sad panda.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I find it weird that they cast Andrea Anders given the fact that she was in "Joey". Regardless - I am looking forward to this!
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
If this show does really well, does that mean lights out for Cougar Town? That would make me a sad panda.
Cougar Town will be fine (it was already renewed for a 3rd season).

For some odd reason I assumed Mr. Sunshine would be an hour-long show, so was surprised to see it's a half-hour. Not a big deal, just kind of weird.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by nightwing82 View Post
I find it weird that they cast Andrea Anders given the fact that she was in "Joey".
...and Joey has been in her

Regardless - I am looking forward to this!
Me too, the cast is great.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I'll give it a shot since my tuner already is committed to Modern Family before it. I just hope it's not one of the stupid ABC shows that goes to :01 of a hour.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I'm looking forward to it, but am a bit disappointed that Jorge Garcia isn't a regular. I enjoyed him on HIMYM so I was looking forward to seeing him in a more permanent comedy role elsewhere.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by nightwing82 View Post
I find it weird that they cast Andrea Anders given the fact that she was in "Joey". Regardless - I am looking forward to this!
I thought that a tad odd too... Also that both Matthew Perry and Allison Janney are alums of Aaron Sorkin shows.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Is this a Sorkin show?
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

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Is this a Sorkin show?
No, just a lot of Sorkin regulars. In addition to Perry and Janney, Lesure and Torrance were both on Studio 60, and the pilot is directed by Thomas Schlamme.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

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Cougar Town will be fine (it was already renewed for a 3rd season).
Cool. Then I can sit back and enjoy this.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I just hope it's not one of the stupid ABC shows that goes to :01 of a hour.
Good news - its not one of those stupid ABC shows - according to the listings
at TVGuide.com - Mr. Sunshine ends at :00. Mr. Sunshine however does lose
a minute - it starts at :31 - that minute goes to Modern Family.

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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I'll watch Matthew Perry in pretty much anything so count me in.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I'll be checking this out too. Looks pretty decent.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

I will be watching. Got quite a few good people in it. Loved James Lesure in Las Vegas.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by LaxBandit View Post
Good news - its not one of those stupid ABC shows - according to the listings
at TVGuide.com - Mr. Sunshine ends at :00. Mr. Sunshine however does lose
a minute - it starts at :31 - that minute goes to Modern Family.
More to the truth that it actually goes to commercials. The episodes are usually 22 minutes. The network usually pushes when they actually end, not the production runtime of each episode.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Just heard a radio spot for this with a lame Springsteen/Boss joke (lemme tell ya, north Jersey LOVES all those lame Springsteen/Boss jokes).

And just when did Allison Janney morph into Dixie Carter......?
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by nightwing82 View Post
I find it weird that they cast Andrea Anders given the fact that she was in "Joey". Regardless - I am looking forward to this!
Why is that weird?
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Why is that weird?
And supposedly Matt LeBlanc and Andrea Anders are dating.
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Re: Mr. Sunshine -- New Series with Matthew Perry -- "Pilot" -- 2/09/11

Originally Posted by Snowmaker View Post
Yeah, but with her this show is likely cursed to < 2 seasons just like her past ones.
Well, from the commercials, she's playing essentially the same character she played in Better Off Ted, so if you believe in omens, that's probably not a good one.
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Originally Posted by nightwing82 View Post
I find it weird that they cast Andrea Anders given the fact that she was in "Joey".
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...and Joey has been in her
Originally Posted by Patman View Post
And supposedly Matt LeBlanc and Andrea Anders are dating.
Joey is a classic. Best DVD find I ever got from Big Lots! I liked her on The Class but that one only lasted a season. She is bad luck.

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