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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Feb/09/2011
On what would have been just a typical day at work -- 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 -- Alice ends her casual relationship with Ben to commit to another man. This happens on Ben's 40th birthday, just as he's realizing he doesn't want to be alone.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jorge Garcia as Bobert | Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot |
Co-Guest Stars: Christopher Shea as Dan | Declan Beaty as Kid | Jesse Bean as Guy | Eric Winzenried as Photographer | Harvey Ruffin III as Executive | Rico Bueno as Worker #1 | Alejandro Patino as Worker #2 | Sam Brown (3) as Worker #3 | Gene Dejoie as Worker #4 | Peter Navy Tuiasosopo as Worker #5
Director: Thomas Schlamme

2 :01x02 - Employee of the Year

Feb/16/2011
Crystal decides to hold a contest to determine the Employee of the Year, but unbeknownst to the staff, a winner has already been pre-determined. Meanwhile, as Ben contends with catering to Eli's needs, he must also keep the rest of the employees from being distracted by the fake contest and get the arena ready in time for Eli's performance.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nick Jonas as Eli Cutler |
Guest Stars: Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot | Kathy Najimy as Myrna |
Co-Guest Stars: Carl McDowell as Trevon | Christopher Shea as Stage Manager | Jim Hoffmaster as Lighting Guy | William Jacob Olson as Blind Kid | Johnny Skourtis as Food Service Guy | Lili Simmons as Hot Teenage Girl | Suzanne Krull as Mindy | Roger Castillo as Worker #1 | Matt Levin as Worker #2 | Diego Villareal Garcia as Co-Worker #1

3 :01x03 - Heather's Sister

Feb/23/2011
When Heather sets Ben up on a blind date with her sister, Stephanie, he finds he has a lot in common with her... until he realizes Stephanie is crazy.


Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Lindsay Sloane as Stephanie | Portia Doubleday as Heather | Rosa Blasi as Jessica | Ray Wise as Macaulay |
Co-Guest Stars: Cameran Surles as Hostess
Director: Randall Einhorn

4 :01x04 - Hostile Workplace

Mar/02/2011
Ben faces a labor crisis when the air conditioning fails in the arena; Alice and Alonzo reluctantly agree to a double date with Crystal and her new boyfriend.
Guest Stars: Jorge Garcia as Bobert | Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Dave the Mascot | Romy Rosemont as Diane |
Co-Guest Stars: Aaron Takahashi as Jerry | Dale E. Turner as Steve Sherwood | Gary Kraus as Fred Patterson | Matt Levin as Bullpen Worker #1 | Brendan Ford as Darius | Ameenah Kaplan as Angie | Roger Castillo as Roger | Eric Gilliland as Wayne Fredericks
Director: Bryan Gordon

5 :01x05 - Crystal On Ice

Mar/09/2011
Ben discovers Roman has no place to stay and reluctantly takes him in, Crystal harbors animosity for a certain ice dancing group, and Alice feels guilty when she fails to keep up with her "perfect man," Alonzo.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot |
Co-Guest Stars: Aaron Takahashi as Jerry | Mike Rad as Homeless Person

6 :01x06 - Lingerie Football

Mar/16/2011
When Ben discovers its Crystal's anniversary with Billy, one of her ex-husbands, he encourages her to find him so she can get the closure she's needed from their relationship.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot | Josh Zuckerman as Jimmy | Adam Rose as Tommy | Valerie Azlynn as Jessie | James Taylor (1) as Billy |
Uncredited: Ashley Daniels as LFL Player
Director: Randall Einhorn

7 :01x07 - Celebrity Tennis

Mar/23/2011
It's a dream come true for Ben when he teams with Alonzo to play doubles against tennis legend Jimmy Connors and actor Fred Savage in a celebrity tennis tournament

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Jimmy Connors as Himself |
Guest Stars: Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot | Brian T. Finney as Neil Dobrin |
Co-Guest Stars: Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Paramedic |
Uncredited: Fred Savage as Himself
Director: Barnet Kellman

8 :01x08 - The Assistant

Mar/30/2011
When Alice asks Ben for an assistant, he gives her Roman. Roman may not be what Alice had in mind, but she finds a connection with him that surpasses her expectations. Meanwhile, Crystal wants to honor a passing friend with a funeral at The Sunshine Center, and Alonzo comes clean about a past relationship.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jorge Garcia as Bobert | Portia Doubleday as Heather | Richard Kind as Rod McDaniel |
Co-Guest Stars: Fay DeWitt as Aunt | Joy Jillian as Little Girl (Crystal) | Dimiter D. Marinov as Uncle | Michael O'Dwyer as Officiant | Nadege August as Tanya
Director: Elliot Hegarty

9 :01x09 - 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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Lizzy Caplan as Vivian | David Pressman as Dave the Mascot | Toby Huss as Travis |
Co-Guest Stars: Matt Levin as Matt | Roger Castillo as Roger |
Uncredited: Richard Kind as Rod McDaniel
Director: Bryan Gordon

10 :01x10 - Self Help

Unaired
When the self-help guru scheduled for a seminar at the arena is arrested for fraud, the staff struggles to find a replacement act. Heather's obsession with Ben grows, which inflames Roman's jealousy. Alice's fear of public speaking returns.
Guest Stars: Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Mascot |
Co-Guest Stars: Kevin Michael Walsh as Creepy Customer | Joseph Culliton as Mayor | Bruce Katzman as Hal | Symba Smith as Socialite
Director: Barnet Kellman

11 :01x11 - Family Business

Unaired
Ben's hockey idol is coming to visit the arena and Ben must convince the man of their organization's family values in order to land him as coach of their hockey team. Crystal is distraught when her pet dog dies and everyone is walking on eggshells. Alonzo gets a chance to film a commercial but Alice is more excited than he is.
Guest Stars: Gregg Henry as Chuck Ferguson | Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Dave the Mascot |
Co-Guest Stars: Paul Rust as Director | Buddy Handleson as Timmy
Director: Fred Savage

12 :01x12 - Cohen and Donovan

Unaired
The arena hosts a leadership conference with 3 charismatic leaders that turn out to be self-absorbed jerks. Crystal decides she needs to contribute to the arena's operation, much to Ben's dismay.
Guest Stars: Tom Bower as General Tompkins | Portia Doubleday as Heather | Billy Mayo as Russel | Timothy Brennen as Jeff | Ronny Cox as Mike Walsh | John Ashton as Coach Billy |
Co-Guest Stars: Christopher Shea as Dan | Matt Riedy as Executive | Jaheem King Toombs as Stage Manager (as Jaheem Toombs)
Director: Jamie Babbit

13 :01x13 - The Best Man

Unaired
The arena puts on a wedding for two valued employees. Roman and Heather have their first fight. Ben struggles with the age difference with his girlfriend.
Guest Stars: Michael Learned as Maggie | Portia Doubleday as Heather | David Pressman as Dave the Mascot | Ellen Woglom as Brooke | John Bennett Perry as Howard |
Co-Guest Stars: Jesse Mackey as Ray | Ryan Radis as Bartender | Anne Bellamy as Betty
Warning: Mr. Sunshine (2011) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 09, 2011
Ended: April 06, 2011
Episode Order: 9
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