About a Boy

About a Boy TV show on NBCNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 33 but six unaired (half-hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: February 22, 2014 — February 17, 2015
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, and Al Madrigal.

TV show description:      
A coming-of-age story, this TV show is based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby.

After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton) didn’t have to worry about working ever again. It brought him a life of free time, free love, and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed and loving it. He’s seen how the other half live through his best friend — Andy (Al Madrigal), a thoroughly whipped stay-at-home dad — and wants no part of it.

Things get interesting when needy single mom Fiona (Minnie Driver) and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham), move in next door to Will 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 Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is made: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house — playing Ping-Pong and gorging on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow.

Before he knows it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship starts to teach him a few things about himself and about caring for others.

Series Finale:     
Episode #33 — TBD
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the About a Boy TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season instead?

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  1. mindy leazott says

    I Am so Upset! This Was A Great Show W.T.F. People Get A Grip! Some of the Crap You Have on this network & cancel this show???

  2. Paul says

    My wife and I both loved this very cute and funny show. We are extremely disappointed!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!!

  3. Jimmy says

    NBC is famous for cancelling good show’s. I cant get NB but was getting show on Hulu.
    NBC will never bring the show back. They @#% !

  4. Jennifer says

    Please don’t cancel! I love this show. I DVR it to watch after my kids are in bed. Ratings should NOT be based on real time TV. That’s not how people watch TV anymore!

  5. Jerry says

    Please bring back About A Boy. Let Will, Marcus and Fiona continue to surf the ‘air waves’, or maybe it should be the ‘cable wire’ these days. Given the current programing that either recycles the same stale plots or is meant to appeal to the average 5th grader, something fresh and fun — like About A Boy — was a real treat. It went way beyond it’s original ‘movie’ concept and brought forth a fresh and fun program. Too bad that not enough of the public is watching TV in real ‘program’ time, rather than binging on mulitple episodes. Networks need to start to modify the way that their ratings are affecting programing. Most people I know don’t watch TV in real time, but on their own schedule based on their availability. This means that good inventive programing is removed from the network schedules due to lackluster ratings and the generic, mindless drivel is retained.

      • Marsia says

        I was just surfing to see when ‘About A Boy’ was starting back up. I cannot believe it’s been cancelled. One of the few unique, well written sit-coms in years, the time slot has got to be the reason. Anyone I suggested watch the show loved it. I even watched the reruns and laughed at jokes I missed the first time. What a shame.

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