Television review: 'Mr. Sunshine'

Maturity fits well on Matthew Perry, who works hard in this unwieldy but promising workplace comedy on ABC.

Matthew Perry returns to series television Wednesday night as co-creator and star of the ABC single-camera sitcom "Mr. Sunshine." For insurance, he has brought along producer Jamie Tarses, who helped develop "Friends," on which Perry starred for a generation, and Thomas Schlamme, who directed and produced Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," Perry's last-known television address. Not surprisingly, what they arrived at combines the extreme characters of a traditional wacky workplace comedy with the big-canvas naturalism of the Sorkin shows. As expressed in the pilot, it's not altogether an easy fit, but it shows promise. Read More...,0,4624414.story


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