This year we have seen Matt Le Blanc return to TV where he is the only funny guy in a very average show. Just five weeks later and now it is Matthew Perry's turn after his absence since the cancellation of the under rated Studio 60. This show has him cast as Ben, the manager of a San Diego Arena called Sunshine Arena. He is a self-absorbed jerk who decides to start changings his ways on his 40th birthday and comes to the realisation that he has no one to share his life with whether it be friends or a relationship. He is supported by the Arena Owner Crystal (the always delightful Alison Janney) who is always seems to be a but aloof and to be frank CRAZY!!.
Other support characters include the ever positive Olonzo, ticking time bomb assistant Heather and simple son of Crystal, Roman.
As far a pilots go this was actually pretty good, no consistent laughs but it does feel like Studio 60 meets 30 rock with grounded characters in wacky situations. It is way too soon to know whether this show will be anymore than a quiet giggle from time to time but the start has shown some real promise. Great cast, well written characters and an interesting back drop. Stay tuned