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The Real O'Neals 

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A family's bond is strengthened when the youngest son tells his parents that he's gay.
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Series cast summary:
Martha Plimpton ...  Eileen O'Neal 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Pat O'Neal 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Noah Galvin ...  Kenny O'Neal 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Matt Shively ...  Jimmy O'Neal 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Bebe Wood ...  Shannon O'Neal 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Mary Hollis Inboden ...  Jodi 29 episodes, 2016-2017
Matt Oberg ...  VP Murray / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
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A traditional Irish Catholic family's world is turned upside down in this offbeat comedy when the oldest son reveals he's anorexic, the younger son comes out, their daughter starts questioning her faith, and the parents announce a potential divorce.

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2 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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This show's premise is very loosely based on the childhood experiences of writer, "It Gets Better" campaign co-creator, and one of The Real O'Neals executive producers, Dan Savage. Savage, like Kenny, grew up as a gay kid in a devoutly Catholic Irish-American family with his father working as a Chicago cop, and his parents divorcing. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.162 (2017) See more »

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Pretty Dull Stuff Here
8 January 2017 | by danajoy-09210See all my reviews

This doesn't rate as a comedy in my book. This show plays in Istanbul so I am a little bit of a hostage in what is available on cable. I'm not homophobic, so my dislike is not based on this. Drab, boring characters that aren't interesting or particularly likable. I feel like the good reviews are probably mostly from people that are homosexual, so they have a vested interest in this show succeeding. I don't have anything else to add but I am forced to write more. I would be surprised if this show isn't canceled. I wonder why they make the straight brother dress like he is a wife beater in tank tops and come across as a dimwit. The gay son is the most annoying character on the show, except for the mother. I can't say I've laughed one time after watching the many episodes that have played here.


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