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5 Things to Know About The Real O'Neals' Noah Galvin

24 May 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As newly-out-as-gay Kenny on The Real O'Neals, Noah Galvin has won the hearts and eyes of America. Galvin is able to hold his own against the hilarious Martha Plimpton on the ABC sitcom, but there's a lot more to the 22-year-old than just comedy chops. Here are five things to know about the young actor: 1. Working with Cirque Du Soleil inadvertently led him to becoming a cook."When I was thirteen, I spent half the year working for Cirque Du Soleil as a singer and was homeschooling throughout," says Galvin. "But when the tutoring Cirque provided ended, I had zero »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Lupita Nyong’o, Jessie Mueller Join Lilly Awards Lineup

16 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

What do Tony-winning “Waitress” star Jessie Mueller and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o have in common with feminist icon Gloria Steinem? They’ll all be on hand at the Signature Theatre May 23 for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards! Held each year to celebrate women in theater, reps for the Lilly Awards announced May 16 that they’ve added Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the creatives behind Irish activist group “Waking the Feminists” to their 2016 honorees. The list already included heavy-hitting theater-makers such as Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. Steinem, Nyong’o, and the rest of the “Eclipsed” women will be presenting the awards along with Lloyd Suh, Russell G. Jones, Rachel Chavkin, and Neena Beeber. The Angel Band Project (the Norbert Leo Butz–founded organization that provides music therapy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence) will also receive special recognition that evening. »

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‘Nashville,’ ‘Castle’ Among Series Cancellations

13 May 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Networks are making room on their schedules and announcing which current series orders are getting the axe—just in time for the advertising blitz of the upfronts and the big reveal of their 2016–17 slates. Amidst the wreckage at ABC are the Connie Britton–starring, country music drama “Nashville,” which was not picked up for a fifth season. “The Muppets,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Galavant,” “The Family,” and the eight-season deep “Castle” were also cancelled. It was previously announced that “Wicked City” and the biblical drama “Of Kings and Prophets” would not be returning for their sophomore turns. However, the Martha Plimpton–led comedy “The Real O’Neals” and anthology series “American Crime” garnered sufficient audience and critical attention to be renewed for a second and third season, respectively. CBS has given the green light for a second season of “Supergirl” while moving the series to its sister network, the CW. »

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‘The Real O’Neals’ Renewed by ABC for Season 2

12 May 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has renewed comedy series “The Real O’Neals” for a second season.

The series has been a steady ratings performer, retaining nearly all of its Tuesday-night lead-in from “Fresh Off the Boat.”

“The Real O’Neals” follows a Chicago family whose normal routine at home suddenly gets turned upside down when Eileen and Pat announce their divorce, and their sixteen-year-old son Kenny reveals to his family that he is gay.  It stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matt Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi. Kenny never would have imagined his admission would also result in outing his entire family’s secrets, including revelations from his older brother, Jimmy, and little sister, Shannon.What seems like a sudden upheaval that could mark the end of the O’Neals idyllic lives turns out to be the »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘The Good Wife’ Finale Review: Alicia Revisits Her Past, Faces Ambiguous Future

8 May 2016 8:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Don’t read on unless you’ve seen “End,” the series finale of the CBS drama “The Good Wife.”

You almost had me, “Good Wife” finale, right until the end. I have some very mixed emotions about that last sequence.

The good: It was satisfying that Alicia, in a scene that echoed a key moment from the show’s very first episode, did not take Peter’s hand at the end of his press conference. She left him hanging, which was only right, given that she was about to start a new life. She held his hand walking into that room, but after that, they were done. She’d done all the Peter Florrick hand-holding, literal and figurative, she was ever going to do. About time she set off on her own.

Intellectually, I suppose you can make the case that it made sense for her not to find Jason in that hallway. »

- Maureen Ryan

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Goodbye to The Good Wife: Look Back at the Show's 12 Best Guest Stars

8 May 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The series finale of The Good Wife is upon us. What's the best way to say goodbye to a show we've loved for seven dramatic, captivating and fantastic seasons? A celebration of our favorite guest stars, to start. This was not an easy task. One of the show's many gifts was the strength of its award-winning, critically acclaimed guest actors and we loved almost all of them (*cough* Kalinda's estranged husband *cough*) but decided to go with our all-time favorites, of which there are 12. Did we mention this list was tough to narrow down? Well, it's even tougher to rank »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Goodbye to 'The Good Wife,' whose heroine only let you see what she wanted you to

3 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Midway through the penultimate episode of The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies' Alicia Florrick is presented with evidence of yet another one of her husband Peter's infidelities. Alicia, who's long been secretly estranged from Peter, is unfazed by the news, viewing it simply as useful to his defense in a corruption trial, until she notices that the man who brought it to her — rival lawyer Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) — seems disappointed by her lack of emotion. "Were you wanting me to cry, Mr. Canning?" she asks, before screwing her face up like Lucille Ball's and pretending to sob as she wails, "Oh my god, I thought my husband no longer cheated!" As Alicia's expression reverts to its familiar blankness, an impressed Canning admits, "God, I love you." "I know," Alicia replies. That moment was striking not only because it was one of the few genuinely entertaining moments in »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Martha Plimpton’s Advocacy Org to Host 2nd Annual ‘Broadway Acts for Women’

25 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For will for the second time bring together stars of stage and screen for “Broadway Acts for Women: A Star-Studded Night of Karaoke and Comedy” on May 1 in New York City. Led by Emmy-winning actor and activist Martha Plimpton, A is For has been advocating for women’s reproductive rights and reducing social stigma associated with abortion since 2012. “We’re not afraid to use the word abortion,” Plimpton told Backstage. “We’re very, very focused on spreading an abortion-positive message and communicating the critical and necessary aspect of women’s health care that it is. Without the right to control what you can do with your body, you really have no control over your own life.” Abortion advocates find themselves at a critical juncture, she added, with states including Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma introducing legislation limiting access to women’s health services. Last year »

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Emmy spotlight: Martha Plimpton delivers laughs and tears on 'The Real O'Neals''

11 April 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Snagging an Emmy nomination requires an actor to stand out, not just from the rest of the competitio  but from his or her own co-stars. If there is anyone who knows how to truly set herself apart, it’s the always captivating Martha Plimpton. On her new ABC sitcom “The Real O'Neals,” this past Emmy champ proves yet again to be one of the most reliable players on TV. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions “The Real O’Neals” centers on a traditional Irish Catholic family in Chicago. As devout matriarch Eileen, Plimpton maintains her family’s perfect image with an iron grip. She is characterized as having two favorite things in life: “serving the church, and having everyone see her do it.” However, that facade quickly crumbles when the family’s darkest secrets are revealed including the fact, most notably for Eileen, that mi. »

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‘The Real O’Neals’ Star Martha Plimpton Reveals Her Celebrity Crush, Ideal Date Night (Video)

22 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“The Real O’Neals” star Martha Plimpton is just like us — her celebrity crush is Ryan Gosling. Plimpton, who plays the mom on the ABC show, played a round of Wrapid Fire with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, where the actress was asked questions like whether she was an early bird or a night owl (she’s the latter) and what she would be doing if she weren’t an actress. “Ironing sheets in a very small boutique hotel on an island near Tahiti,” she replied. See Video: Martha Plimpton on Playing the Mom of a Gay Teen in 'The Real »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Real O'Neals: Season One Ratings

16 March 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There was some uproar about ABC's new family comedy, The Real O'Neals, months before the TV show even premiered. Could this controversy end up helping the series attract big ratings or will it keep people away? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

A single-camera sitcom, The Real O'Neals revolves around an Irish Catholic family that seems to be living an idyllic life. After the middle son comes out of the closet, the rest of the family members come clean with their own secrets and start to live their lives more authentically. The show stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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SXSW: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Favorite Roles, From ‘Donnie Darko’ to ‘Nightcrawler’

12 March 2016 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Jake Gyllenhaal was 5 years old, he observed two weeks of rehearsals for the 1988 drama “Running on Empty,” written by his mother, Naomi Foner. “I remember sitting with my mom,” Gyllenhaal said on Saturday afternoon at South by Southwest. “We didn’t have a babysitter or anything like that,” so he’d study actors River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton (whom he had a crush on). “I remember River asking questions about things he wasn’t sure about. I remember all these weird things, and I had no idea who I was around.”

“What I saw,” the actor explained, “was a profound respect for the writer. She happened to be my mother. I tried to carry that through.”

Gyllenhaal shared these memories at a Saturday afternoon conversation in Austin moderated by director David Gordon Green, his collaborator on the upcoming Boston bombing drama “Stronger.” Gyllenhaal is at SXSW with the upcoming Fox Searchlight picture “Demolition, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Martha Plimpton on Playing the Mom of a Gay Teen in ‘The Real O’Neals’ (Video)

8 March 2016 6:20 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Martha Plimpton plays the matriarch of ABC’s newest family sitcom, and she believes “The Real O’Neals” fits right in on the network of “Modern Family” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” “We’re telling a story that hasn’t quite been done before,” she told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell during a new episode of “Drinking With the Stars.” “It’s the coming of age of a young gay man. And all the very normal, average things that happen.” “The Real O’Neals” follows a family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed, including 14-year-old Kenny »

- Linda Ge

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The Real O'Neals

2 March 2016 11:11 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 2, 2016 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.

TV show description:      

This single-camera comedy takes an inside look at a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new and messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.

Eileen (Martha Plimpton), the matriarch of the O'Neal household, is highly regarded in the community for her volunteer work and fundraising skills. Eighteen years ago, an unplanned pregnancy and a shotgun wedding made a young Eileen get her act together. After reinventing herself as the perfectly put-together Catholic »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Tonight on ABC: Family DisFUNction on “The Real O’Neals”

2 March 2016 1:49 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

In The Real O’Neals, premiering Tuesday on ABC, Martha Plimpton heads a seemingly perfect Irish-Catholic family whose veneer cracks when — among other things — middle child Kenny (Noah Galvin) announces that he is gay, parents Eileen and Pat (Plimpton and Jay R. Ferguson) consider divorce, eldest son Jimmy (Matthew Shively) admits to an eating disorder and daughter Shannon (Bebe Wood) reveals she is a small-time crook. The Real O’Neals follows in ABC’s tradition of uproarious comedies that feature nontraditional, but extremely relatable, American families, whose outlandish misadventures make our own foibles seem quaint by comparison. The series also features … Continue reading →

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- Kellie Freeze

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The Real O'Neals Brings Martha Plimpton Back to TV and We're So Grateful—and a Little Fearful

2 March 2016 10:30 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

They've got secrets and they most definitely can't keep them—in fact, said secrets blow up in the faces of every member of the O'Neal family in the series premiere of ABC's new sitcom, The Real O'Neals. "I think what makes our show different from other family shows, they're not so much the outward things but the inward things," explains star Martha Plimpton, who plays the matriarch of a picture-perfect Irish Catholic family from Chicago in the new show, which premieres tonight. Three kids, two church-going parents, what could go wrong? Oh, just about everything: The oldest son has an eating disorder, the middle son is gay, and oh yeah—the parents are getting a »

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The Real O’Neals Review

29 February 2016 2:54 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Real O’Neals has an uphill battle on its hands, and it’s the same battle that has faced such shows as The Middle, and Martha Plimpton‘s last series, Raising Hope. Unfortunately, it’s the same battle that has also faced countless shows that you don’t remember, because most shows these days can’t overcome the degree of difficulty.

The problem these shows face is that they need a while to get going, and there’s nothing about the pilot that’s going to suck you in enough to demand that you not only watch, but pull your friends along as well.

As if the genre of television shows that are ultimately “hanging with a family” isn’t dated enough, and tricky enough to get off the ground, The Real O’Neals focuses on the irritating world of holier-than-thous, and puts them through the ringer.

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- Marc Eastman

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TV Review: ‘The Real O’Neals’

29 February 2016 7:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The idea of a gay son scandalizing a conservative Irish-Catholic family — and turning out to be the least of the skeletons in its closet — doesn’t feel as novel as it once might have. Yet the conceit is moderately engaging in “The Real O’Neals,” an ABC comedy made more provocative and controversial by its auspices, with journalist/advocate Dan Savage among the producers. If the show works, and that’s a long shot, it will likely be because of Martha Plimpton, playing a mother who might not understand or accept everything about her kids, but who, at her core, genuinely loves them.

At the center of the story is 16-year-old Kenny (Noah Galvin), who not only narrates but escapes into elaborate flights of fancy, such as Jesus making an appearance at the O’Neals’ dinner table. Kenny knows he’s gay, but can’t bring himself to break the »

- Brian Lowry

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Winona Ryder Reveals Her Role in Heathers Could Have Gone ... to Jennifer Connelly?

24 February 2016 4:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"What's your damage?" It's hard to imagine the 1988 cult-favorite Heathers without Winona Ryder starring as Veronica, but it turns out, filmmakers weren't immediately sold on her playing the cynical brunette. The actress, 44, revealed that she nearly missed out on the lead role. "I was not the first choice for Veronica in Heathers," she told Tavi Gevinson in a feature for Interview. "I auditioned and they were like, 'Oh, thanks.' And I went to the Beverly Center to Macy's and had them do a makeover on me. I went back because I kind of knew that they thought I wasn't pretty enough. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Winona Ryder Reveals Her Role in Heathers Could Have Gone ... to Jennifer Connelly?

24 February 2016 4:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"What's your damage?" It's hard to imagine the 1988 cult-favorite Heathers without Winona Ryder starring as Veronica, but it turns out, filmmakers weren't immediately sold on her playing the cynical brunette. The actress, 44, revealed that she nearly missed out on the lead role. "I was not the first choice for Veronica in Heathers," she told Tavi Gevinson in a feature for Interview. "I auditioned and they were like, 'Oh, thanks.' And I went to the Beverly Center to Macy's and had them do a makeover on me. I went back because I kind of knew that they thought I wasn't pretty enough. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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