Will Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine' Officially Break the 'Friends' Curse? (VIDEO)

Matthew Perry has a new show called 'Mr. Sunshine' (premieres Wed., Feb. 9, 9:30PM ET on ABC), but is it destined to fail before it even premieres?
It took about eight years after 'Seinfeld' ended for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus to land another hit series ('The New Adventures of Old Christine') and for people to stop referencing the unbreakable 'Seinfeld' curse.

But it takes more than one ensemble cast success story to prove a curse wrong ...

Now seven years after 'Friends' said goodbye -- with his former TV wife Courteney Cox thriving in primetime yet again with 'Cougar Town' -- will Matthew Perry's new show 'Mr. Sunshine' be the one to end suspicions of a similarly unlucky post-'Friends' streak?

Sure Jennifer Aniston makes a lot of movies, David Schwimmer has moved behind the camera, Lisa Kudrow's single season of 'The Comeback' has become a cult favorite, and Matt LeBlanc has made headlines lately for playing himself (sort of) on Showtime's 'Episodes,' but the success of a long-term TV show is a lightning that often seems to strike only once.



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