ABC Sets Premiere Dates For 'Sunshine,' 'Happy Endings'

Join Wednesday lineup creating three-hour comedy block

ABC Monday announced premiere dates for new midseason
comedies Mr. Sunshine and Happy Endings.

Mr. Sunshine,
starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney, will debut Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 9:30
p.m. while ensemble comedy Happy Endings,
starring Elisha Cuthbert, will join the schedule on Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 10
p.m., taking the place of midseason medical drama Off the Map.

Regular 9:30 p.m. occupant Cougar Town will return on Apr. 13, when "Fan Favorites" episodes
of Modern Family will also start
airing in the 10:30 p.m. slot after Happy

The network's expansion of comedy into the 10 p.m. hour, creating a three-hour Wednesday comedy block, follows a similar move by NBC, which is adding an extra hour to its Thursday night
comedy block starting in January.