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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.

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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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Jacquelyn Lolmaugh June 16, 2014 at 12:39 am

My husband and I love the new shows About A Boy, Growing Up Fisher and Believe. I just learned Believe was cancelled. This upsets me because these three shows are the best I have seen in years. I hope you renew About A Boy and Growing Up Fisher.


Jacquelyn Lolmaugh June 16, 2014 at 12:38 am

My husband and I love the new shows About A Boy, Growing Up Fisher and Believe. I just learned Believe was cancelled. This upsets me because these three shows are the best I have seen in years.


b mcginnis June 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

We think this is a great show. It is a nice change from the non-reality-reality? shows, crime, death and destruction. We liked Growing Up Fisher also but it has been cancelled. I hope we are left with at least one happy, uplifting show.


El superbrain June 12, 2014 at 4:40 am

Good show. Keep it on the air. Mimi Driver alone is reason enough to keep a show on, but add good writing and fine characters like this one has. I watch it in Puerto Rico. (Please excuse my english.)


Karen June 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm

This is my favorite show! I can’t wait for it to come back on!!


Ali June 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Fabulous writing
Perfect casting
A show that I will not miss each week.
A show that leaves me feeling happy ( a rare thing
with television these days).


Rashelle June 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I hope they don’t cancel this show. There are not many shows I enjoy watching but I have loved this one.
There are so many heavy, disturbing, negative shows on TV. It was so nice to have one that was just plain fun, sweet and endearing.
It seems every time I get hooked on a show they cancel it. I used to love Eli Stone and they canceled it. Now I am hoping enough people will complain so they will keep this one.


Mel & Rick Brunt June 8, 2014 at 12:11 am

This is one of best shows we’ve watched in years! Please, please, please do not cancel.


Tere Belcher June 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Do not cancel!!! It’s a cute show, and such a refreshing change from the garbage that is presented to us as entertainment (Two and a Half Men) I’d like to see more shows like it.


Shirl June 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Love this heart warming, witty comedy. Looked forward to it each week and hope it is back next season.


Sharon Mayo June 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

love this show


Laurie June 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

So glad this series is returning. Just watched all episodes (sick day) and was made an instant fan!

Reply June 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Really,really,like this show and cast! Please bring it back.


Linda Jones June 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

So happy to see that About A Boy has not been cancelled. This show is so intelligently written and the combination of juvenile and adult humor is so well balanced. Love the characters and hope it runs for many season.


Diane Elliott June 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

This show is so refreshingly different from the violent/ pseudo reality/too much
drama options – I have never even considered campaigning to keep a series on the
air but this is one show we actually planned to watch each week and thoroughly
enjoyed each episode.


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