Sunnyside (U.S. TV series)

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Created byKal Penn
Matt Murray
  • Kal Penn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Fremulon
3 Arts Entertainment
Universal Television
Original networkNBC

Sunnyside is an upcoming American comedy television series created by Kal Penn and Matt Murray is set premiere on NBC as a Thursday night entry in the 2019–2020 television season, starting in the fall of 2019.


Set up in New York City, the series follows Garrett Modi, a former New York City councilman, who finds his calling when faced with immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.




On January 28, 2019, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order.[1] The pilot was written by Kal Penn who executive produces alongside Matt Murray, Michael Schur, David Miner and Dan Spilo. Production companies involved with the pilot include 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television. In March 2019, the pilot project was titled Sunnyside. On May 6, 2019, it was announced that the production had been given a series order, together with Bluff City Law.[2] A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2019 and air on Thursdays at 9:30 P.M.[3]


In March 2019, it was announced that seven co-leads opposite Kal Penn, including Kiran Deol, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu, Joel Kim Booster and Tudor Petrut had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[4]



On May 12, 2019, NBC released the first official trailer for the series.[5]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (28 January 2019). "NBC Orders Kal Penn Comedy Pilot Produced By Michael Schur".
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (7 May 2019). "Drama 'Bluff City Law' Starring Jimmy Smits & Kal Penn Comedy 'Sunnyside' Picked Up To Series By NBC".
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Patten, Dominic (12 May 2019). "NBC Fall 2019-20 Schedule: Not A Lot Of Change For Top-Rated Network, 'Will & Grace' & 'Manifest' Held For Midseason".
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (7 March 2019). "NBC Assembles Cast Of Mostly Immigrant Actors For Kal Penn Pilot 'Sunnyside'".
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (May 12, 2019). "NBC New Series Trailers: 'Bluff City Law', 'Perfect Harmony', 'Sunnyside'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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