Advertisements Sunnyside. New NBC sitcom, Thursday nights after The Good Place, stars Kal Penn. (wiki) Set up in New York City, the series follows Garrett Modi (Kal Penn), 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. I thought it was ok. Pilot wasn't spectacular, but few are. Large ensemble cast, so it will take some time to gel. I'm not a big Kal Penn fan, but he's decent in this. The cast has potential. Liked the running joke where Griselda had a job everywhere they went. I'll watch another, to see if it can grow on me. Anyone else watch?