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      Season 1 – The Real O'Neals

      2016 Comedy List
      67% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 100+ Ratings Audience Score The close-knit, Chicago-based O'Neals seem to be the perfect Catholic family, but when surprising truths come to light, some lives take an unexpected turn. Eileen, Pat, Kenny, Jimmy, Shannon and Jodi decide to let the honesty ring in a new, less tidy chapter of their story, where they all drop their carefully honed facades and discover the unexpected freedom that accompanies just acting real. Instead of being torn apart, the O'Neals find that their newfound way of life actually brings them closer together. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Mar 18 Buy Now

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      Funny writing and a solid cast save The Real O'Neals from traditional sitcom perils.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Mar 2, 2016 Pilot When Eileen and Pat reveal that they are getting divorced, their 16-year-old son shares a secret of his own, ushering in a new phase of honesty in the family. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 2, 2016 The Real Papaya Eileen tries to "fix" Kenny after he reveals that he is gay; as Kenny looks for the right time to break up with Mimi, he has a heart-to-heart with Jimmy Kimmel. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 8, 2016 The Real Lent Eileen asks the members of her family to give up things they really love for Lent; Kenny meets his first crush; Pat realizes that Shannon is grown up. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 15, 2016 The Real F Word Kenny has a troublesome first day at school after coming out; Eileen helps Pat furnish his new living space, but has trouble accepting their new arrangement. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 22, 2016 The Real Spring Fever When Shannon overhears her mom's plan to apply for her first job since having children, she misinterprets Eileen's intentions and gets the family riled up; Pat doesn't think he's ready for the single life; Jimmy explores online dating. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 29, 2016 The Real Man Pat, Jimmy and Kenny go camping; Eileen finds out Shannon has been skipping classes; Father Phil tries to answer Shannon's questions about the Catholicism. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 5, 2016 The Real Grandma When Eileen's strict, Catholic grandmother, Agnes, makes a surprise visit, the family attempts to hide Eileen and Pat's divorce and keep Kenny's sexuality a secret. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 19, 2016 The Real Book Club Instead of being shunned like expected, Eileen finds the ladies of her book club way too eager to open up to her about their own problems; Pat accompanies Kenny to a gay dodgeball match. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 26, 2016 The Real Wedding When Kenny lands the role of Romeo in a school play, with Mimi playing Juliet, Eileen volunteers to help, thinking it will be the only time she will ever see Kenny marry a girl. Details Episode 10 Aired May 3, 2016 The Real Retreat Jimmy becomes faith leader at a Catholic retreat, while Kenny becomes ring leader of bad kids; Pat has a new lady friend over. Details Episode 11 Aired May 10, 2016 The Real Other Woman Eileen feels jealous when Kenny gets a job as a tutor and starts to bond with the student's mom; Pat makes questionable decisions in his effort to become the fun parent. Details Episode 12 Aired May 17, 2016 The Real Rules When Jimmy realizes Pat left his police badge at home, he decides to use it to pretend he's a cop, so he, Kenny and Shannon can get free perks; when Pat tells Eileen about his upcoming date, she decides to take control of her dating life. Details Episode 13 Aired May 24, 2016 The Real Prom Kenny starts to consider who would be the best prom date; Kenny and Jimmy try to come up with the best way to ask their prospective dates to prom. Details Next
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      Previous David Sims The Atlantic Like The Middle or The Goldbergs, the show is a sunny, single-camera comedy with occasional flights of fancy, but like Black-ish, it's not afraid to go after tougher issues in a funny way. Mar 3, 2016 Full Review Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com I kept waiting for it to be edgier, smarter, and just funnier. Maybe that will come with time, although ABC may not have the patience for the show to find itself. Mar 2, 2016 Full Review Brian Moylan Guardian Give it some time. ABC has had such a killer record with shows like this (The Goldbergs, The Middle, and even the ageing Modern Family are all equally excellent) that I can't imagine this won't find its groove. Mar 2, 2016 Full Review Tim Surette TV.com This half-hour series... delicately wrings the notion of the fam-com instead of scrunching it into something more precise, leaving it a pale follower to ABC's other trailblazing series. Mar 4, 2016 Full Review Roger Catlin rogercatlin.com There's not enough here to care about, though the fact that the church itself is upset enough to run ads against it might make it seem more interesting than it is. Mar 4, 2016 Full Review Kari Croop Common Sense Media While Savage's own views on sex and religion have been labeled by some as "controversial," this fictionalized take on his Catholic adolescence is surprisingly conventional when you strip it down to its core elements. 3/5 Mar 3, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Chad B A funny show that wasn't given a chance. It was smart, touching, and hilarious. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm sooooo in love with this show words falter me to express the joy it brings me. The cast is perfect and the stories are laugh-out-loud funny. VERY recommended. 6 stars!! ;) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review susan b Very funny show and sweet! Great writing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I adore this show and so do my kids! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Such important subject matter and SO funny. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and sweet show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Christine Gernon, Todd Holland, Rebecca Asher
      Executive Producer
      David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott, Todd Holland, Stacy Traub, Dan Savage
      Screenwriter
      Casey Johnson, Stacy Traub, Kristin Newman, Kevin Biegel, Cheryl Holliday, Lee Sung-jin, Becky Mann, David Windsor, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Ventimilia
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG (L|D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Mar 2, 2016
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