- Jan 30, 2010 01:24 PM ET
Four-time Emmy-winner Allison Janney is returning to television to star in the ABC pilot Mr. Sunshine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Longtime West Wing star Janney will star alongside Friends alum Matthew Perry. Perry stars in the pilot as the manager of a deteriorating San Diego stadium who begins to reevaluate his life after his 40th birthday. Janney will play the stadium’s owner, Crystal, an eccentric pill-popper. Perry helped develop the project, which he will also co-write and executive produce.
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Sunshine marks the third pairing for Aaron Sorkin grads Janney and Perry. Perry appeared on three episodes of Sorkin’s The West Wing in the show’s fourth and fifth seasons. Janney then played herself on an episode of Sorkin’s failed 2006 late-night drama, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Janney is also set to appear in Wing executive producer John Wells‘ upcoming Showtime project, Shameless, THR reports.