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More ex-Friends news: ABC picks up Matthew Perry's show

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 13th 2010 3:30PM
Matthew PerryEarlier today we showed you a clip from Matt Leblanc's new Showtime series Episodes. His old Friends friend Matthew Perry was supposed to have a show on Showtime too called The End of Steve, but the network passed on it. Now Perry has another show and ABC has signed him up.

Perry will star in Mr. Sunshine, a pilot that he co-wrote with Marc Firek and Alex Barnow. It's about the manager of a sports arena who turns 40 and realizes that he has to change his ways and grow up. Fans of two other Perry projects, The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, will be happy to hear that Tommy Schlamme is on board as a producer, and I bet he'll direct an episode or two as well.

We're all getting older. Perry is now a man in his 40s, Leblanc has gray hair, and Courteney Cox is a cougar.

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Rosemary

Given that all the cast of Friends retired multimillionaires, I would not call them losers.

January 15 2010 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tori

Both these actors suck big time. They're lucky there show was in a popular time slot otherwise they'd be what they are today, unemployed losers!!!

January 15 2010 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Grant

ABC already had a show called Mr. Sunshine back in the mid-1980's. It starred Jeffrey Tambor as a cranky, blind college professor. This new show must be part of ABC's "green" initiative. Nothing like recycling show titles.

January 14 2010 at 10:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lita

Good for you, Grant! I wondered if anyone else remembered that show with Jeffrey Tambor. Though it didn't last long, I thought it was funny; Mr. Tambor is an unappreciated talent.

January 15 2010 at 2:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Evelyn

I think the author is strectching things a bit. Matthew Perry appeared in only two episodes of The West Wing and could hardly be considered a project of his.

January 14 2010 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

I thought Perry was writing a sitcom for Showtime. Did that not happen or is this it, but Showtime passed?

January 13 2010 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tingrin87

i loved Studio 60, never watched West Wing. will probably watch this too

January 13 2010 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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