Mr. Sunshine

ABC (ended 2011)




Episode Guide


    • Ben and Vivian
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Ben's going to be surprised when he finds out that his one night stand is Crystal's new assistant. But Ben learns something about himself when he and Vivian try to carry on with their no-strings-attached relationship. Dave, the mascot, is driving Alonzo crazy. Meanwhile, Crystal's efforts at being a mom to Roman are brought to a sudden halt.moreless
    • Celebrity Tennis
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Ben and Alonzo play doubles against Jimmy Connors and Fred Savage in a celebrity bout. Crystal is brought closer to Roman but not on purpose.
    • Hostile Workplace
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Ben tries to get his employees to like him, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Crystal invites Alonzo and Alice out on a double date with her new boyfriend.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      On his 40th birthday, Ben Donovan spends a typical day at work. Today he's trying to get the arena ready for the circus that night only the hockey rink ice won't melt. He also deals with a lost elephant and putting together a last minute press conference. On top of it all, Alice leaves Ben for another man just as Ben realizes he doesn't want to be alone.moreless
    • Employee of the Year
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      While Ben caters to the needs of a teen heartthrob who is performing at the arena, Crystal holds an employee of the month contest, although she's already picked a winner.
    • The Assistant
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Alice wants an assistant, so Ben gives her Roman. Crystal wants to use The Sunshine Center for a friend's funeral and Alonzo tells all about a relationship in his past.
    • Heather's Sister
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Ben gets set up on a blind date with Heather's sister, Stephanie, and soon finds out that she's crazy. Later, Ben ends up on a double date with Stephanie, Roman, and Heather. Meanwhile, Crystal tries to get her dog into a dog show, and Alice tries to impress her best friend.moreless
    • Crystal on Ice
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      After finding out that Roman doesn't have a place to sleep, Ben takes him into his own home. Meanwhile, Alice has a hard time keeping up with Alonzo.
    • Lingerie Football
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Ben helps Crystal find closure with her ex-husband, while Alice helps Alonzo deal with two billionaires. Meanwhile, Roman helps Ben by keeping Ben's date, the quarterback of a woman's lingerie football team, occupied.
    • Family Business
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      When his childhood hero Chuck Ferguson (guest star Gregg Henry) expresses interest in coaching the Center's hockey team, Ben (Matthew Perry) must make the Crystal and Roman seem like the perfect family. As Ben's repackaging of Alice's idyllic upbringing as the Cohen's makes Roman uneasy, Alonzo (James Lesure) jeopardizes a TV commercial when he can't recreate the legendary missed shot that ended his basketball career.moreless
    • Cohen And Donavan
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      While Crystal (Allison Janney) wants a bigger role in managing the Sunshine Center, Ben's (Matthew Perry) attention is focused on keeping the peace between three headstrong speakers at an upcoming leadership lecture. But as her meddling makes things at work even more difficult for Ben, Alice (Andrea Anders), and Alonzo (James Lesure), Crystal begins to realize that she should be careful what she wishes for.moreless
    • Self Help
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      When Ben (Matthew Perry) dons a hip new fedora, the attention he gets from Heather (Portia Doubleday) troubles Roman. But once it becomes clear that there's a problem, Heather reveals that her seeming infatuation with Ben is harmless after all. And after a self-help guru's arrest for tax evasion causes Alice to lose faith in him - and herself - it's up to Crystal to restore her self-confidence.moreless
    • The Best Man
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      As the Sunshine Center prepares for the wedding of its organist Howard and kettle corn maker Maggie (guest star Michael Learned), Crystal (Allison Janney) becomes a little too involved in her son Roman's (Nate Torrence) love life. After the bride's cold feet nearly derail the ceremony, notorious playboy Ben (Matthew Perry) realizes that he wants to be with Alice (Andrea Anders) after all.moreless