Some TV comedies measure greatness in terms of jokes per minute. For instance, funnier equals better for Tina Fey and company on “30 Rock,” even if it means cutting corners when it comes to plot and characterization. Other comedies can be good without being laugh−out−loud funny. “Scrubs” (2001−10), although it certainly had its humorous moments, was always at its best when it threw more serious dramatic elements into the mix.
Unfortunately, “Mr. Sunshine,” the new Matthew Perry vehicle on ABC, doesn’t fall into either camp. Despite a strong cast and promising premise, the jokes largely fall flat and there isn’t much substance to otherwise prop up the show.
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