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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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2015   2014  
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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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Based on British writer Nick Hornby's best selling 1998 novel of the same name, and the 2002 film of the same name with Hugh Grant portraying Will and Nicholas Hoult portraying Marcus. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: About a Boy (2016) See more »

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Worth watching and will tune in again next week
26 February 2014 | by mbv-934-190763See all my reviews

We enjoyed this episode and are looking forward to seeing the next episode.

Interestingly we enjoyed Dakota (Leslie Bibb) and think that her presence in the audience at the Talent Show could set up an interesting return and reconciliation as Will (David Walton) morphs into a better person. His words at the single parent group made me want to smack him. What a jerk, but that's key to the storyline so it was probably appropriate to develop the character and show his need to change.

Similarly, it will be interesting to see if Fiona (Minnie Driver) becomes less shrill and more centered. At present her character is like scraped nails on a blackboard. Annoying right? You just want to smack her too. Well, that sets up the storyline, and little Marcus is destined to be the change agent. It's a formula that works.

We haven't followed many series on NBC for a long time, and perhaps this signals a new path for them? We certainly enjoyed it and are hopeful for the success of About A Boy.


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