Wednesday means that the week is in full swing, but at the same time it also means that we’re in the home stretch! This week has been nonstop new episodes of your favorite shows, and premieres of some that may even be your new favorite, and today is no different. Wednesday night TV is sure to cure your midweek blues with tons of great choices to take your cares away!
The long awaited midseason show premieres are here, and they are bringing on the funny starting with ABC’s new show Mr. Sunshine. Matthew Perry (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Friends) and Allison Janney (The West Wing) headline this charming show about a guy named Ben Donovan (Perry), who is the general manager of the Sunshine Center. Every night, Ben is forced to navigate demands, mishaps, and many employee screw ups in order to put on a show for 18,000 screaming people. Janney plays Crystal, Ben’s boss and the arena owner, who is very erratic and seemingly off her rocker. Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted, The Class) stars as Alice, the cutie tomboy marketing director at the arena, who just so happens to be Ben’s friend with benefits. Also along for the ride is Alonzo (James Lesure, Las Vegas), who is a former basketball player who is ruggedly handsome and unbelievably happy. Heather is Ben’s sweet and attractive assistant who fits right in with these merry misfits as she’s got a very colorful background. Rounding things out is Crystal’s son, Roman, who is the arena’s newest, and highly dimwitted, employee.
The pilot episode airs tonight, where we find Ben spending his 40th birthday trying to get rid of a hockey rink that won’t melt, looking for an elephant that becomes lost in the building, and trying to fix a PR nightmare. Meanwhile, Alice decides to end her “casual” relationship with Ben.
Try this new show on for size tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC. Learn where to find episodes online of Mr. Sunshine @ Clicker.
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