With the debut of ABC’s new mid-season show Mr. Sunshine hitting airwaves tomorrow, the press tour is in full swing. Allison Janney has already appeared on Ellen with Matthew Perry hitting the show today along with Jimmy Kimmel Live and Live! with Regis and Kelly yesterday. So what’s this show all about?
Perry’s character Ben Donovan is the manager of second-tier arena The Sunshine Center in San Diego. As he turns 40, Ben feels he is going through a midlife crisis. Dealing with his own problems only gets complicated when faced with dealing with the crazy and unusual demands from his boss Crystal Cohen (played by Janney) who owns The Sunshine Center. Through the many events that come through like concerts, the circus, hockey games and more, Ben must deal with all the complications that arise behind the scenes.
I think the concept is hilarious and that the combination of Janney and Perry is pure genious. The show already has some guest stars in line including Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. This will be Perry’s second attempt at life after Friends. His first project Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip fell short for critics and didn’t last long. Will Mr. Sunshine make the cut?
Will you tune in to Mr. Sunshine tomorrow night on ABC?