I love the new ABC comedy series Mr. Sunshine.
What’s that, you say — it doesn’t premiere until tonight? And your point would be….?
I am already a huge fan of Mr. Sunshine. Seriously…the writers and producers are really gonna have to drop the ball on this one to lose me as a viewer.
First and foremost, the show brings Matthew Perry and Alison Janney back to prime time television. Just seeing their faces in the promos makes me happy.
And the promos themselves have been funny, too. Alison is zany, and Matthew is doing his thing. Heck, they even have Andrea Anders on board — who was on the very bad Joey with fellow Friends alum Matt LeBlanc.
If they’re willing to roll that die, the show has to be good.
Mr. Sunshine also doesn’t take place in a hospital or lawyer’s office. There isn’t a CSI to be found anywhere near the title. This show centers around a sporting arena, which on the surface at least, appears to be different.
I like different. I appreciate that at least one network recognizes that not everyone wants to watch shows about medicine, cops or lawyers. And based on the ratings from this year’s Super Bowl, a lot of folks find the idea of sports kinda enjoyable. Stands to reason they might like a sitcom set in a sporting arena.
I think ABC thinks this show is good, too…because they gave it one of the most sought after lead-ins in television right now, Modern Family. Ya don’t want to follow the best comedy around with schlock.
And I really don’t think Mr. Sunshine is schlock. Just look at that face. Would Matthew Perry bring anything but the funny into your home?
Of course not.
It’s gonna be great. I already love it.