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ABC Picks Up Three New Comedies, Dramas

by Andrew Scott, posted May 13th 2010 9:04PM
Matthew PerryAnother 'Friends' alum is headed to ABC.

According to EW.com, ABC has officially picked up the comedy series 'Mr. Sunshine,' starring Matthew Perry as the manager of a local sports stadium who has a midlife crisis on his 40th birthday. Allison Janney co-stars.

The news should come as little surprise, as it was reported last week that the pilot had tested well in screenings.

Perry will join former 'Friends' co-star Courteney Cox ('Cougar Town') on the network, though no word yet on whether 'Mr. Sunshine' will air on ABC's Wednesday-night lineup.

Meanwhile, Jack Bauer may be headed for trouble, but at least '24' alum Elisha Cuthbert will get her happy ending: EW.com also confirmed that the Cuthbert vehicle 'Happy Endings' was given the OK today. Cuthbert plays a bride-to-be who dumps her fiance at the altar, then must readjust to live with her friends.

And finally, it appears as though 'Privileged''s Joanna Garcia may have better luck on ABC, as the the network has just said yes to the comedy series 'Better Together.' Jennifer Finnigan co-stars on the show, about two sisters at different stages in their relationships.

On the drama side, the Live Feed is now reporting that ABC has picked up three for the fall season: Jerry Bruckheimer's legal procedural 'The Whole Truth,' 'My Generation,' about a group of former high school classmates, and 'Detroit 187,' a cop dramedy starring 'Sopranos' alum Michael Imperioli.

Earlier this week
, ABC said yes to 'No Ordinary Family,' starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz.

Tell us: Which show are you most excited to see next season?

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algonquin j. calhoun

how long can matthew perry get away with this midlife crisis crap? he's had the longest running midlife crisis since woody allen. he has become virtually indistinguishable from his real life; this isn't an act any more. he hasn't had a decent film since the one with salma hayek. i predict this crap will last six episodes and then implode. next.

May 16 2010 at 1:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jensee

I'm going back to watching 'British' television and reading MORE books...the most steady forms of entertainment that you can count on!

May 15 2010 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jeff

You would think with male stars if you want to call them that, would have razor blades or at least trim it out instead of looking like smelly slobs.

May 15 2010 at 9:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Wish Belkin

Amen. Grow a beard or shave. They look like hobos.

May 15 2010 at 11:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lita

How do you know that the picture wasn't taken of him while he was growing his facial hair for another role? You don't even know when that photo was taken, do you? That's what I thought....

May 16 2010 at 12:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Judith

ABC can go to hell. After they cancelled Ugly Betty, my family and I will never watch them again.

May 15 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DaleMurph

EW.com also confirmed that the Cuthbert vehicle 'Happy Endings' was given the OK today. Cuthbert plays a bride-to-be who dumps her fiance at the altar, then must readjust to live with her friends.
Sounds like the Friends pilot.

And finally, it appears as though 'Privileged''s Joanna Garcia may have better luck on ABC, as the the network has just said yes to the comedy series 'Better Together.' Jennifer Finnigan co-stars on the show, about two sisters at different stages in their relationships.
Sounds like What I like about you.

May 14 2010 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

Flashforward is a great show, just starting to build it's characters.........

May 14 2010 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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DaleMurph

Ken I'm sorry Flashforward has been CANCELLED so V can continue. ABC makes another mistake. Has Cougar Town been cancelled?

May 15 2010 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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