Mr. Sunshine - Updated DVD Info for the Matthew Perry Series Corrects Date, Cost, Count of Discs and Episodes
2-disc set is now scheduled for 2 weeks sooner, with more content than previously reported (and a higher price to match)
Posted by David Lambert
Last week we alerted you that the recent short-lived Matthew Perry series Mr. Sunshine was coming to DVD in November, as part of Sony's "Screen Classics By Request" MOD (manufacture-on-demand) program. The studio announcement hasn't come in for this item yet, but we got our info from a pre-order listing at Amazon.com! At the time the release date was showing November 15th, for a single-disc set priced at $20.95 SRP. Now the Amazon listing has been updated to show November 1st for a 2-DVD set, priced at $30.99 SRP (but discounted from there). Package art still hasn't come to light for Mr. Sunshine, but we do have a new studio-provided description of the item for you, quoted below, which mentions a total of 13 episodes included on the set, counting 4 unaired installments among them!
Matthew Perry (TV's "Friends") returns to sitcoms with this droll workplace comedy, which he co-created and co-produced. He plays Ben Donovan, the manager of a San Diego basketball arena that also hosts a variety of other events, each weirder than the next. He does his job well, but his interaction with his co-workers - the arena's prickly owner (four-time Emmy Award-winner Allison Janney, TV's "The West Wing") and her bumbling son, Ben's soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend (Andrea Anders, TV's "Better Off Ted") and good pal (James Lesure, TV's "Las Vegas"), and an unstable secretary - is less rosy. Also includes guest stars such as Lizzy Caplan, Jimmy Connors, Nick Jonas and James Taylor. Contains all 13 episodes - including four unaired! Created by Matthew Perry & Alex Barnow & Marc Firek. Executive Produced by Matthew Perry, Matthew Carlson, Alex Barnow & Marc Firek, Jamie Tarses, Thomas Schlamme. Newly remastered.