Mr. Sunshine (2011)

Mr. Sunshine (2011)

Ben Donovan is the manager of Operations at the Sunshine Center sports arena in San Diego. There’s always something new happening there — today it’s the circus, tomorrow it’s a hockey game. Every night Ben finds himself navigating through a seemingly never-ending series of bizarre requests, curious mishaps, and employee screw ups to put on a show for 18,000 screaming people.

Working alongside Ben is his boss and arena owner Crystal Cohen. She’s attractive, powerful and highly erratic. Crystal particularly hates when the circus invades her arena as she’s deathly afraid of clowns.

Alice is the arena’s cute, tomboyish marketing director. She and Ben date each other casually. When they’re not having sex, they’re free to date other people.

A former basketball player and Ben’s best friend, Alonzo Pope, runs the arena’s charity and community outreach program. He’s handsome and the happiest man in the world, though Ben’s not quite sure why. He helped find Ben’s new assistant named Heather. She’s very sweet and punctual but also a bit scary in that she once lit a boyfriend on fire.

Heather has a major crush on Ben’s other new employee, Crystal’s son Roman Cohen. He has no discernable skills, but he does like boats and mafia movies. It’s a challenge for Ben to find things for Roman to do without causing more work for himself.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x09 -- Ben and Vivian (Apr/06/2011)

Ben is in for a surprise when his one-night-stand turns out to be Crystal's new assistant.

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Ben Donovan
Andrea AndersAndrea Anders
As Alice Aubrey
Andrea AndersAndrea Anders
As Alice Aubrey
James LesureJames Lesure
As Alonzo Pope
James LesureJames Lesure
As Alonzo Pope
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Roman Cohen
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Roman Cohen
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Crystal Cohen
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Crystal Cohen

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1x9: Ben and Vivian recap: Ben and Vivian banter their way into bed after meeting in a bar. She
tells him he looks like an owl... read more.

1x8: The Assistant recap: Alice tells Ben he looks great. Has he lost weight? No, it's just her eyes. He's gained six pounds in the past three weeks. He thinks it's his thyroid. He takes the bull by the horns. They can't afford to get her an assistant. She tells him he's fat and walks away... read more.

1x6: Lingerie Football recap: Lingerie football at Sunshine Center makes Ben very happy. One of the players is an acquaintance of Ben's and introduces herself to Roman, but he's too shy. After she walks away, Roman asks how to talk to a woman like that. He wants to talk to Heather, but he's nervous... read more.

1x4: Hostile Workplace recap: Ben arrives at work and is immediately accosted by the mascot. He thinks they have a problem. Ben already knows, it's 1000 degrees in there. No, he wants a raise. He's there all the time, in the suit. Ben tells him nobody knows why, since it's only supposed to be a part time job, 4 hours a night. He threatens to quit, and Ben advises him to leave the suit at the front gate... read more.

recap: Ben arrives for work. Heather wants his cell number. He keeps giving her the wrong one. Roman has a major crush on her, he wants to ask her out. Heather asks what they're talking about, and Ben tells her the subject is "How hard it is to find 'the one'.".. read more.
Recurring Guests

Portia Doubleday as Heather (17 eps)
David Pressman as Dave the Mascot (16 eps)
Jorge Garcia as Bobert (6 eps)
Matt Levin as Worker #2 (5 eps)
Christopher Shea as Stage Manager (5 eps)
Aaron Takahashi as Jerry (4 eps)
Richard Kind as Rod McDaniel (3 eps)
Roger Castillo as Roger (3 eps)
Nadege August as Tanya (2 eps)
Billy Mayo as Russel (2 eps)

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Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy, Family
Status: Canceled
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 09, 2011
Ended: April 06, 2011
Episodes Order: 9
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