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[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 22
Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.

[01/28/13 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 28
Updates include: NBC orders an additional episode of "Chicago Fire"; Rob Corddry, Allison Janney land pilots; and The CW gives green light to two more dramas.

[03/20/12 - 11:03 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Delivers 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/13/12 - 10:19 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 5 of the Top 20 Broadcast Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 5-11.

[03/06/12 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Delivers 5 of the Week's Top 20 Scripted Programs Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/01/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Matthew Perry to star in NBC's "Go On"; Amber Stevens to lead The CW's "Dakota"; and David Krumholtz joins Michael Urie in CBS's "Partners."

[02/28/12 - 10:25 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Wins the Week by Strong Margins in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 20-26.

[02/08/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 8
Updates include: Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "Revolution"; Alfred Molina reports to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and James Purefoy joins Kevin Bacon on FOX's Kevin Williamson drama pilot.

[10/13/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 13
Updates include: Steven Bochco, David Milch reteam for NBC drama; Aasif Mandvi, Craig Kilborn book comedies at CBS, ABC; and HBO to bring "The Kids Are All Right" to the small screen.

[10/12/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 12
Updates include: Ashley Tisdale is "Under Construction" at ABC; Tricia Helfer, Gerald McRaney to star in TNT's "Scent of the Missing"; and NBC asks "Prime Suspect" for six more scripts.

[10/10/11 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 10
Updates include: Elizabeth Banks is developing "Dave's Dead" at FOX; NBC lands Roseanne Barr's "Downwardly Mobile"; and W. Merritt Johnson, Lee Daniels team for Showtime drama.

[09/15/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 15
Updates include: "Lying Game" in, "Chloe King" out at ABC Family; FOX gives "Bones" four extra episodes; and Mark Gordon to bring a small screen take on "Source Code" to CBS.

[08/09/11 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 9
Updates include: CBS looks to revive "Bewitched"; Scott Wolf to visit "NCIS"; and a host of potential new comedies find homes.

[06/01/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 1
Updates include: Josh Lucas to topline NBC's "The Firm"; Andrea Anders to recur on USA's "Necessary Roughness"; and Joe Port, Joe Wiseman land overall deal at 20th.

[05/13/11 - 12:20 PM]
NBC Cancels "Event," "Law & Order: LA," "Outsourced," "Chase"; ABC Axes "Brothers & Sisters," "V," "No Ordinary Family," "Off the Map"
Also not returning: "Better With You," "Detroit 1-8-7," "Mr. Sunshine," "America's Next Great Restaurant," "Perfect Couples" and "School Pride."

[04/12/11 - 10:25 AM]
For the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks, ABC Builds its Overall Audience Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 4-10.

[04/07/11 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" Surges Week to Week/"Off the Map" Improves its Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 6.

[04/04/11 - 10:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 4
Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Greg Plageman to run pilots; "Mr. Sunshine" co-creators stick with Sony; and Miranda Lambert to develop a new drama for ABC Family.

[03/29/11 - 10:24 AM]
ABC Marks its Most-Watched Non-"Oscar" Week Since November
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 21-27.

[03/24/11 - 09:01 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family," "Mr. Sunshine" and "Off the Map" All Post Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 23.

[03/22/11 - 10:18 AM]
ABC is Up Over the Prior Week and Same Week Last Year in Both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 14-20.

[03/17/11 - 08:51 AM]
ABC Posts Strong Year to Year Wednesday Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 16.

[03/15/11 - 10:05 AM]
"The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" Takes ABC to the Top Spot
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 7-13.

[03/10/11 - 10:01 AM]
ABC's Repeat "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Scripted TV Show
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 9.

[03/08/11 - 10:03 AM]
ABC Claims 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 28-March 6.

[03/03/11 - 09:12 AM]
ABC's Wednesday is Up Year-to-Year for the 4th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 2.

[03/01/11 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to Fox in February with Adults 18-34 and Key Women
ABC spins the numbers for the February sweeps period to date.

[03/01/11 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Finishes as the Most-Watched Network Overall, Generating Its Top Weekly Results in 1 Year with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 21-27.

[02/25/11 - 03:23 PM]
ABC.com is the No. 1 Online Broadcast Site for January 2011
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of January.

[02/24/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Scripted TV Show/"Off the Map" Grows
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 23.

[02/23/11 - 10:59 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Feb. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/23/11 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Posts Year-Over-Year Audience Growth for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 14-20.

[02/17/11 - 09:07 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's #1 Scripted TV Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 16.

[02/15/11 - 11:07 AM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of Feb. 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 7-13.

[02/15/11 - 10:06 AM]
ABC Increases its Overall Audience from the Same Week Last Year, While Producing its Top Results in 4 Weeks with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 7-13.

[02/10/11 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" Opens Big
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 9.

[02/09/11 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "Mr. Sunshine" Co-Stars Andrea Anders, Allison Janney, James Lesure & Nate Torrence
The Matthew Perry-led comedy premieres tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

[02/04/11 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming, Including the Series Premiere of "Mr. Sunshine"
The Alphabet details its highlights for the sweeps period. (SPOILERS!)

[12/06/10 - 03:59 PM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Comedies "Mr. Sunshine" and "Happy Endings"
Both newcomers will join Wednesday nights beginning February 9 and April 13, respectively.

[11/12/10 - 09:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 12
Updates include: Connie Britton may visit "The Event" at NBC; Benita Robledo to become MTV's "Patito Feo"; and Larry Wilmore, Carol Mendelsohn land new projects.

[09/20/10 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 20
Updates include: "Obese" becomes "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" at ABC; Howard Gordon books dramas at Showtime, NBC; Lifetime, USA pilots land leads.

[05/29/10 - 12:30 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Mr. Sunshine" (ABC)

[05/18/10 - 03:08 PM]
Video Gallery: ABC's New 2010-11 Shows
View trailers and clips from all of ABC's new series for next season.

[05/18/10 - 06:21 AM]
Image Gallery: ABC's New 2010-11 Shows
View images from all of ABC's new series for next season.

[05/18/10 - 05:32 AM]
ABC Unveils 2010-11 Primetime Schedule
"Our passion for great storytelling is at the core of everything we do," said Stephen McPherson.

[05/14/10 - 01:08 PM]
ABC Adds "Body of Proof," "Off the Map" to Roster
The pair join fellow incoming dramas "187 Detroit," "Generation Y," "No Ordinary Family" and "The Whole Truth."

[05/13/10 - 07:09 PM]
Chuck, "V," Eight Pilots Make the Cut for 2010-11
On tap for next season are "Happy Endings," "Mr. Sunshine," "Better Together," "The Whole Truth", "187 Detroit," "Generation Y," "Mike & Molly" and "Glory Daze."

[05/01/10 - 12:09 AM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 1
Updates include: Rene Echevarria exits ABC's "Castle"; Jamie Tarses to stay at Sony; and Sarah Wayne Callies joins AMC's "The Walking Dead."

[03/26/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 26
Updates include: Jon Bernthal first to board AMC's "Walking Dead"; TBS pilots expand their casts; and Terry Kinney to cross "The Line" for CBS.

[03/25/10 - 02:45 PM]
2010 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[02/10/10 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 10
Updates include: TBS adds two pilots; "FlashForward" names new showrunners; and the usual mix of casting news.

[01/29/10 - 07:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 29
Updates include: ABC sneaks in two more pilots; NBC orders a third season of "Parks & Recreation"; and Allison Janney joins Matthew Perry on "Mr. Sunshine" at ABC.

[01/12/10 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 12
Updates include: Matthew Perry's comedy a go at ABC; and USA pays $500,000 per episode for "CSI's" off-network rights.

[10/14/09 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 14
Updates include: HBO books "Big Love" return; FOX rolls back "Past Life" to seven episodes; and Matthew Perry to topline a new comedy for ABC.







MR SUNSHINE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/9/11 - 4/6/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 4 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/13/11
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, December 2010) In "Mr. Sunshine," Perry stars as Ben Donovan, a self-involved manager of a San Diego sports arena, the Sunshine Center, where curious mishaps and bizarre requests are nothing more than ordinary. Working alongside him is his boss and arena owner Crystal (Janney), attractive, powerful and highly erratic; Alice (Andrea Anders, "Better Off Ted"), the cute, tomboyish marketing director and Ben's friend with benefits; Alonzo (James Leasure, "Las Vegas"), a former basketball player, handsome and unbelievably happy; Ben's assistant, Heather, pretty, sweet, but terrifying because she once lit a boyfriend on fire; and Crystal's son, Roman (Nate Torrence), sweet-faced, clueless and Ben's newest employee.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· ??? as Heather
· Allison Janney as Crystal
· Andrea Anders as Alice
· James Lesure as Alonzo
· Matthew Perry as Ben
· Nate Torrence as Roman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Barnow as CRTR/EP
· Jamie Tarses as EP
· Mark Firek as CRTR/EP
· Matthew Carlson as EP
· Matthew Perry as CRTR/EP
· Thomas Schlamme as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Barnow and Firek Productions
· FanFare Productions
· Matthew Perry Productions
· Shoe Money Productions
· Sony Pictures Television