We all know him… we all love the shit out of him… and we all miss his wily shenanigans on “Friends” and his wonderful character flaws on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (don’t remember that one?  Check it HERE).

You may, or may not, known that he has a new show with ABC that’s been awaiting an official start-date, called “Mr Sunshine“.  Well, today Mr. Perry himself announced on his Twitter page:

I have always dug Mr. Perry’s style and am looking forward to seeing him back on the small screen.  Interesting side-note… you may recognize his co-star Andrea Anders (Alice) from the sitcom circuit.  She was most recently in the hilariously underrated “Better of Ted”…. however, she was also the neighbor in a show way back in 2004… starring a different “friend”.  That’s right Matt LeBlanc’s spinoff “Joey”.  Yeah… not surprised, not a lot of people caught that one.

According to ABC.com it’s described as:

about mr. sunshine

Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Working alongside him is his boss and arena owner, Crystal—attractive, powerful and highly erratic; Alice—the cute, tomboyish marketing director and Ben’s friend with benefits; Alonzo—a former basketball player, handsome and unbelievably happy; Ben’s assistant, Heather—pretty, sweet, but terrifying because she once lit a boyfriend on fire; Crystal’s son, Roman—sweet-faced, clueless and Ben’s newest employee; and a hapless operations crew whom Ben refers to collectively as the “Steves.”

Mr. Sunshine stars Matthew Perry (Friends) as Ben, Allison Janney (The West Wing) as Crystal, Andrea Anders as Alice, James Lesure as Alonzo, Nate Torrence as Roman and Portia Doubleday as Heather.

Matthew Perry, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Jamie Tarses and Thomas Schlamme are executive producers. The Pilot was written by Matthew Perry and Alex Barnow & Marc Firek and directed by Thomas Schlamme. Mr. Sunshine is a Matthew Perry Production, Shoe Money Production, Barnow and Firek Production and FanFare Production, in association with Sony Pictures Television.


Matthew Perry as Ben, Allison Janney as Crystal, Nate Torrence as Roman, Andrea Anders as Alice, James Lesure as Alonzo