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"ABOUT A BOY"
"ABOUT A BOY'S DAD"
04/29/2014 (09:01PM - 09:31PM) (Tuesday) : IT'S A FAMILY REUNION FOR MARCUS WHEN HIS DAD COMES TO TOWN FOR A VISIT-TONY HALE GUEST STARS-Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is elated when his father, Hugh Womple (guest star Tony Hale) takes a break from his penguin research in Antarctica to make a surprise visit. While Fiona (Minnie Driver) does her best to mask her tormented attraction, she can't help but notice how consumed Hugh is with his work and his indifference towards anything Marcus is interested in. At Fiona's urging, Will (David Walton) steps in and does his best to encourage some much needed father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Sam's (guest star Adrianne Palicki) demanding work schedule throws a wrench into their plans for romance. Al Madrigal also stars.
SEASON(S): 2 (33 episodes, 6 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, May 2014) NBC has renewed Tuesday night comedy "About a Boy" for a second season. "About a Boy" stars David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal, Leslie Bibb and Annie Mumolo. Jason Katims, Tim Bevan ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Eric Fellner ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Liza Chasin ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Robert De Niro ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") and Jane Rosenthal ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") serve as executive producers. "About a Boy" is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Films, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions. In its first season, "About a Boy" is averaging a 2.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers overall in "most current" results from Nielsen Media Research. Facing comedy competition in the Tuesday 9-9:30 p.m. ET slot from Fox's "The New Girl" and ABC's "The Goldbergs," "About a Boy" is #1 in the half-hour among Big 4 comedies in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures (versus regular-slot original competition, "most current"). Versus NBC's year-ago results in the time period, "About a Boy" is up 20% in 18-49 (with a 2.4 rating vs. a 2.0, "most current," regular-slot originals).