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Breaking: ABC Cancels Brothers & Sisters, V, Mr. Sunshine, Four Others

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Friday the 13th turned out to be doomsday for Brothers & Sisters and V: ABC has axed both shows. The Alphabet net also pulled the plug on …READ MORE


Exclusive Video: Mr. Sunshine's Matthew Perry and Allison Janney Reveal Sweeps 'Secrets'

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While Cougar Town is away, Mr. Sunshine continues to play in ABC’s coveted Wednesdays-at-9:30 time slot. If you still haven’t given the new comedy a shot, I’ve got one question: Why? It’s a solid time-filler until Cougar Town resumes its season on April 18, and it’s still early enough in the series to start tuning in.

But don’t take my word for it. Watch Sunshine stars Matthew Perry and Allison Janney … READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Ratings: Mr. Sunshine Bright In Debut, as Modern Family Ties All-Time High

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Could ABC be more pleased?

The Wednesday night forecast called for more Sunshine than expected (given middling reviews), as ABC’s Matthew Perry-fronted comedy premiered to better-than-Cougar Town numbers. … READ MORE


Can Matthew Perry's Mr. Sunshine Fill the Cougar Town Void?

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Let me start by saying that Mr. Sunshine is not Cougar Town. But Cougar Town wasn’t really Cougar Town when it started, either — at least it wasn’t the show we know and love today.

So what exactly does this mean for the new ABC sitcom, which is replacing our beloved Cul-de-sac Crew for the next 10-1/2 weeks? Is Mr. Sunshine worth watching while Cougar Town is away? READ MORE


Scoop: Cougar Town Boss Reveals 'Cliffhangery' Kickoff to Midseason Hiatus

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UPDATE | TVLine has learned that due to the preemption of last night’s new Cougar Town, the entire schedule has been shifted back one week. Translation: the shocking Travis twist will now air in April. Now get back to your brilliant big-secret guesses in the comments!

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Someone fill up Big Carl, stat!

We’ve just learned that an extra special something happens between Cougar Town lovebirds Travis (Dan Byrd) and Kirsten (Collette Wolfe) in the mini-midseason finale that might actually overbear the, um, overbearing Jules… READ MORE


Team TVLine: What Excites Us About 2011!

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One of the best things about launching TVLine.com when we did (the site did go live, right?) is that it came on the cusp of much fresh fare hitting the airwaves. This month alone, you’ve got 14 TV series making their debuts, while a slew of returning favorites (Parks and Recreation included) are set to uncork new seasons. And the other 11 months of the year promise to deliver even more TV treats.

With that in mind — and to help you get to know the TVLine staff even better — here are the TV events that have each of us excited for 2011. In Comments, tell us what you are looking forward to! READ MORE


ABC Midseason: Matthew Perry Sitcom Will (Briefly) Replace Cougar Town

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ABC will not be “reuniting” Friends Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox on Wednesday nights after all. Instead, the network has decided to have Perry’s new workplace comedy, Mr. Sunshine, occupy Cougar Town’s Wednesdays-at-9:30 time slot for nine weeks starting …READ MORE


Lizzy Caplan To Guest Star On ABC's Mr. Sunshine

Lizzy Caplan is back in business with Sony TV and studio-based producer Jamie Tarses – she has signed on for a guest shot on their new ABC series Mr. Sunshine starring Matthew Perry.

Caplan famously stepped in at the last minute to play a lead on the Sony/Tarses pilot for CBS Mad Love as a guest star and helped the pilot score a midseason order but she also caused a holdup in the deal as the network and the studio first tried to persuade her to stay on and then had to find a replacement when she declined. (Judy Greer was eventually cast in the role.)

Mr. Sunshine stars Perry as Ben Donovan, the sports arena manager for the Sunshine Center, a second-tier arena in San Diego. Caplan will play a woman with whom Ben has a romantic interlude and then is surprised to see her showing up at work the next morning … as his boss’ (Allison Janney) new assistant. Caplan joins other recently booked guest stars on the show, including Nick Jonas, Jimmy Connors, James Taylor and Jorge Garcia.

Caplan, who recently starred on Straz’s comedy Party Down, is developing a comedy at HBO with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The project, based on Julie Klausner’s memoir I Don’t Care About Your Band, which is eyed as a potential starring vehicle for Caplan.

Nellie Andreeva originally reported this story for Deadline.com.