ABC has given a pilot order to “Mr. Sunshine,” a laffer starring Matthew Perry.
Should it go to series, Perry would join fellow “Friends” alum Courteney Cox on the Alphabet net, which just gave her show a sophomore order on Tuesday.
“Mr. Sunshine” centers on a
Perry is exec producing the pilot with Thomas Schlamme, who’s directing, as well as Jamie Tarses. Sony Pictures TV and Tarses’ Fan Fare label are behind the project.
Single-camera comedy was written by Alex Barnow and Marc Firek, who will exec produce as well, along with Perry.
Alphabet had already given a major commitment to “Mr. Sunshine” this fall.
“Mr. Sunshine” was also the title of a short-lived 1986 ABC sitcom starring Jeffrey Tambor as a blind English professor.