Mr. Sunshine is Matthew Perry latest baby, a script co-written with Alex Barnow and Mark Firek in which he will play the manager of a sports arena who discovers he's unlikeable.
Hands down the best script for the new reason I've read so far, Mr. Sunshine is a workplace comedy where each character is as absurd as the next one. It's not only funny, but also full of quirkiness that most comedies have been lacking these past years. The main problem is that none of the characters seems pleasant enough to appeal to a large audience (think Arrested Development or Action ...), a recurring problem with shows cancelled before their 13th episode. But if you can get over the fact that Ben doesn't care about anything and hates pretty much anybody (because it is also funny) and realize that likable characters are, in fact, boring, then Mr. Sunshine will definitely be your new favorite show.
Will it make it ?
Yes. ABC still need to replace a few comedies (Hank, Scrubs and Better Off Ted) and after Modern Family, I want to feel confident about "original" comedies. Besides, Matthew Perry is attached and after Cougar Town, I'm sure the alphabet want to give our other Friends a chance.
Will it work ?
Well... I'm not sure. It has the potential to and it'll probably come down to how ABC market it, but in the end, I still have a hard time seeing such a characters ensemble working on network television.
Should it make it ?
Hell yes, it should.