Dan Savage’s New Sitcom, Featuring an Irish Catholic Family, Looks Very Promising May 14, 2015

Dan Savage’s New Sitcom, Featuring an Irish Catholic Family, Looks Very Promising

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.


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