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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


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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based on novel | See All (1) »


You don't have to be family to be family See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Byl sobie chlopiec See more »

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16:9 HD
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Dax Shepard occasionally crosses over from Parenthood (2010) as Crosby, one of Will's (David Walton) friends and former bandmates. See more »


Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.39 (2014) See more »

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Great show that leaves you pleasantly surprised
3 September 2014 | by titasa_91See all my reviews

I have never written a review before for any movie or TV series, but I knew I had to write one for this show. I saw it one time being played and decided to watch it since there was nothing else to watch, and I was instantly hooked. I love the relationship between Will and Marcus, which the actors excel in making it feel real, since it isn't the typical kind of relationship you see in TV shows (between a boy and a man who don't have any other interest in the other except to just be friends). I really enjoyed watching the entire season and was thrilled to hear that the second season will happen. It is hard to pinpoint, but the show has something that makes you want more. It definitely has to do with the acting, the plot, and the realness of the whole thing. I really hope people discover this amazing TV show because I know that for me it has been great to watch.

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