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upfronts 2010

Your Vulture Upfronts: Judge the New ABC Comedies

Last year, ABC created a comedy night from scratch, putting four brand-new sitcoms, including the great Modern Family, on Wednesday night. Impressively, there was only one complete dud in the bunch (Kelsey Grammer' s Hank), so the network only has one spot to fill, and three new shows to do it. Better Together, which has the distinction of being the only multi-camera sitcom picked up by ABC, NBC, or Fox, will get the first crack at Wednesday, with Happy Endings and Matthew Perry's Mr. Sunshine waiting for mid-season. This just delays the moment when Perry’s show joins Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town on the schedule and we all get a Friends reunion. Could you be any more excited for that? (You can judge the dramas here.)

Matthew Perry stars in Mr. Sunshine as a 40-year old semi-jerk who runs a sports arena, where wacky things like ice not melting and the circus happen. Allison Janney plays his boss, and thankfully, she's not weaving anything, just being sassy.

Matthew Perry stars in Mr. Sunshine as a 40-year old semi-jerk who runs a sports arena, where wacky things like ice not melting and the circus happen. Allison Janney plays his boss, and thankfully, she's not weaving anything, just being sassy.

On Happy Endings, Elisha Cuthbert leaves her groom at the altar, and their collective friends (including former SNL cast member Casey Wilson) have to figure out how to stay friends. So, one of those shows about twentysomethings doing it.