Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was cancelled after the second season – The Real O’Neals

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A family’s bond is strengthened when the youngest son tells his parents that he’s gay. IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 seasons

Characters:

Martha Plimpton – Eileen O’Neal

Jay R Ferguson – Pat O’Neal

Noah Galvin – Kenny O’Neal

Matt Shively – Jimmy O’Neal

Bebe Wood – Shannon O’Neal

Mary Hollis Inboden – Jodi

 

Trivia

+This is the second show centering on the life of a gay leading character in which Bebe Wood appears as a series regular. The first was “The New Normal.”

+ The show was cancelled by abc after the second season

+In February 2016, the conservative activist group Catholic League ran an ad in The New York Times condemning ABC for planning to air The Real O’Neals on the basis of what the league’s president, Bill Donohue, called Dan Savage’s “maniacal hatred of Catholicism.”

Classic Clips

 

Boyfriend Musical Number

 

Stand Up For What’s Right

 

Shannon and the Cheerleaders