Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Mr Sunshine

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a show that was cancelled due to low ratings – Mr Sunshine



About the Show

Summary of Plot

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


Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Season




Matthew Perry – Ben Donovan

Andrea Anders – Alice

James Lesure – Alonzo

Nate Torrence – Roman Cohen

Allison Janney – Crystal Cohen



  • Matthew Perry wrote a role for Jorge Garcia because he was a huge fan of Lost and of Garcia’s character in particular.
  • Mr. Sunshine is an American television sitcom that aired from February 9 to April 6, 2011, as a mid-season replacement
  • The fictional Sunshine Center in San Diego where the series is set, is based on The Forum in Los Angeles, and even has the exact capacity as The Forum (17,505).
  • Allison Janney and Matthew Perry previously appeared together in three episodes of The West Wing (1999) [The West Wing: Life on Mars (2003), The West Wing: Separation of Powers (2003), and The West Wing: Evidence of Things Not Seen (2003)] and one episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) [Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Disaster Show (2007)].




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