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.
Recaps1x9: 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.1x7: Celebrity Tennis recap
: The mascot greets Ben, and Ben gives him what-for. He's not supposed to arrive every morning, and "work" full-time. His only job is to rev up the crowd at sporting events. Alice arrives bearing a bunch of promotional stuff for Alonzo's charity event. One size fits all. Roman begs to differ, since his headband is so very tight. Ben points out that it's a wrist band... 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.