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Mr. Sunshine 

Ben Donovan manages The Sunshine Centre, a second rate sports arena in San Diego.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew Perry ...  Ben Donovan 13 episodes, 2011
Andrea Anders ...  Alice 13 episodes, 2011
James Lesure ...  Alonzo / ... 13 episodes, 2011
Nate Torrence ...  Roman Cohen / ... 13 episodes, 2011
Allison Janney ...  Crystal Cohen 13 episodes, 2011
Portia Doubleday ...  Heather 12 episodes, 2011
David Pressman ...  Mascot / ... 10 episodes, 2011
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Ben Donovan (Matthew Perry) manages The Sunshine Centre, a seconde rate sports/events arena in San Diego. A short lived quirky comedy that chronicles the daily goings-on of misfit folks working in an unorthodox job. Written by jalfredlee

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Oh, joy.

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Comedy

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мистер Саншайн See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Matthew Perry wrote a role for Jorge Garcia because he was a huge fan of Lost and of Garcia's character in particular. See more »

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Referenced in Mad: Twilight: Breaking Down/GOllum ON (2013) See more »

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Oh, Joy -- Couldn't be more appropriate.
12 February 2011 | by dan_kempnerSee all my reviews

This show truly is joy.

With moments that pay tribute to Matthew Perry's best known character, Chandler, and the talents of Allison Janney, Andrea Anders and James Lesure, this show couldn't have a better start. The inclusion of Jorge Garcia only benefited the series premiere, with his clear comedic background that was showcased during his six-year role as Hurley on "Lost."

What "Mr. Sunshine" offers isn't a new, breath-stopping idea -- a lonely company man who decides to change his life. Movies were made based on this concept, but "Mr. Sunshine" offers to retell the story with a bunch of bizarre and colourful characters, that no matter how much medication they take, or how fast they cut themselves in the kitchen -- we cannot ignore our growing love towards them.

With 25-30 minutes that make up an episode, the pilot left me wanting more. Whether it was the sexual tension between Ben and Alice, or the hilarious insanity of Crystal Cohen (I can already predict an Emmy nomination for Allison Janney), "Mr. Sunshine" offers a refreshing new side to televised comedy: one that goes hand-in-hand with "Modern Family," and could very well be the start of a new, legendary comedy line-up.

When Ben uttered the words "Thank you" to one of his many employees for the first time, I felt like thanking the show creators as well. Sure, it was only the first taste of the show, but I could already feel that we're in for an hysterical journey,


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