Mr Sunshine

8:30pm – Monday, April 4 on /A

Also airs at 9:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8:30 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Ben (Matthew Perry) is in for a surprise when his one-night-stand turns out to be Crystal’s (Allison Janney) new assistant, Vivian (Lizzy Caplan, 127 Hours). When Ben and Vivian try to continue their “no strings attached” relationship, Ben discovers something about himself. Meanwhile, Crystal’s efforts to be a responsible mom to Roman (Nate Torrence) are derailed and the mascot sends Alonzo (James Lesure) over the edge.

8:00pm – Monday, March 14 on CTV

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8:00pm – Monday, March 7 on CTV

Ben (Matthew Perry) discovers Roman (Nate Torrence) has no place to stay and reluctantly takes him in. Meanwhile, Crystal (Allison Janney) harbors animosity for a certain ice dancing group, and Alice (Andrea Anders) feels guilty when she fails to keep up with her “perfect man,” Alonzo (James Lesure).

Get ready for some side-splitting comedy as CTV’s new Monday night Comedy Block kicks off Feb. 7 with the series premiere of MR. SUNSHINE (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Matthew Perry makes his highly-anticipated return to television in the new comedy MR. SUNSHINE, Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning Feb. 7 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Also executive produced by Perry and co-starring Allison Janney, the 30-minute comedy follows a self-involved manager of a sports arena (Perry), where curious mishaps and bizarre requests are nothing more than ordinary.

MR. SUNSHINE kicks-off CTV’s hilarious new Monday night comedy block, joining new series MAD LOVE (premiering Feb. 14), TWO AND A HALF MEN and MIKE & MOLLY.

New episodes of MR. SUNSHINE are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

Perry stars as Ben Donovan, manager of a San Diego sports arena called the Sunshine Center. Working alongside Donovan is his boss and arena owner Crystal (Allison Janney, THE WEST WING), attractive, powerful and highly erratic; Alice (Andrea Anders, BETTER OFF TED), the cute, tomboyish marketing director and Ben’s friend with benefits; Alonzo (James Lesure, LIPSTICK JUNGLE), a former basketball player, handsome and unbelievably happy; Ben’s assistant, Heather (Portia Doubleday, The Wheeler Boys), pretty, sweet, but terrifying because she once lit a boyfriend on fire; and Crystal’s son, Roman (Nate Torrence, She’s Out Of My League), sweet-faced, clueless and Ben’s newest employee.

In the series premiere (Monday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), it is just a typical day at work for Ben, trying to get rid of a hockey rink that won’t melt so the circus can go on that night, looking for an elephant lost in the building, and arranging an impromptu press conference to repair one of his boss’s PR nightmares. But Alice makes it memorable by ending her casual relationship with Ben to commit to another man. The fact that it just happens to be Ben’s 40th birthday, and he has just realized he doesn’t want to be alone, make it even more atypical!

Canadian networks spent up large at the recent network upfronts in Los Angeles, bringing back a swag of new shows for the upcoming season.

Global led the buying with major reboot series Hawaii Five-0 picked up from CBS and J.J. Abrams new series Undercovers bought from Warners.

The network also picked up Fox’s Texas oil drama Lonestar, Ride-Along and Raising Hope.

Meanwhile Citytv scored NBC’s The Event, which features Jason Ritter and Blair Underwood.

CTV purchased Tom Selleck vehicle Blue Bloods as well as The Defenders, whose cast includes Jerry O’Connell and Jim Belushi.

The network also gained Law & Order: Los Angeles to replace the now cancelled Law & Order.

A major buy for CTV was the new William Shatner sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, which is inspired by a real-life Twitter page. Also in the comedy genre, are Mike and Molly and Matthew Perry starrer Mr. Sunshine.

The networks will all announce their line-ups for the new season at the Canadian upfronts next week.

Source: Variety