You may have heard that ABC picked up a sitcom for next season loosely based on the life of sex-columnist/writer Dan Savage. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the trailer for The Real O’Neals just came out and I have to say: It looks pretty good as far as sitcoms are concerned. It has plenty of elements to explore if it can stay on the air for a while.
Every member of the Irish Catholic family at the center of the series has some sort of closeted secret: The son is gay, the parents are considering a divorce, etc. All of which should drive the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue and One Million Moms crazy. And isn’t that really the whole goal of sitcoms nowadays?
I might actually download this after it airs.