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About a Boy 

Will Freeman lives a charmed existence. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
David Walton ...  Will 33 episodes, 2014-2015
Benjamin Stockham ...  Marcus 33 episodes, 2014-2015
Al Madrigal ...  Andy 33 episodes, 2014-2015
Minnie Driver ...  Fiona 33 episodes, 2014-2015
Annie Mumolo ...  Laurie 27 episodes, 2014-2015
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Will Freeman lives a charmed existence. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona, a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus, move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house, play ping-pong and gorge on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Written by NBC Television

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22 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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After months of silence after being taken off air without showing all its episodes, it was cancelled on May 8th by NBC, after just two seasons. See more »

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Disgusting
22 February 2014 | by jczdpaSee all my reviews

Do you think its funny to make a joke about a sickly child having leukemia? My daughter died from leukemia. I am horrified by you. She was 5 years old and she died in my arms on 12-22- 12. You are disgusting. I want this show canceled and I want an apology. Do you have any idea how disrespectful this show is???

I can share the details. Leukemia is not funny. Its not what jokes are made of. My daughter is dead. How could a writer think this is funny? How could an actor say the lines? How could a producer produce such garbage? How could a network air this? How could a sponsor pay to support this? What is wrong with all of you???


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