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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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Jude August 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Always puts a warm smile on my face. One of theeeeeeee BEST shows to come along in quite a while. Please KEEP!


Ana Paula August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Please do not cancele this show! We watch in Brazil everyday!!!


Patrick July 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

The writing is warm, the acting is natural, one of the human shows; please renew it so I can continue to live with each of them.


stephanie hill July 27, 2014 at 5:20 am

Please keep this wonderful show on, we need these type of shows, the cast is amazing


Joanne Conrad July 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Love this show, About A Boy! Please continue providing us with one of the more entertaining and uplifting show on TV today!


Anonymous July 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Love it, refreshing compared to the other crime ridden shows or reality shows


joan keane July 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

do not toss away the good ones…..there are so many bad shows out there. keep the winners.


norman l July 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

keep it


Kritter July 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Keeeeeeep IT!!


pdevaughn July 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

Just love this show! It has an updated Wonder Years tone. I love that it is original, quirky, tender, funny. It is family friendly without being stupid or sweet. Great relationships. Just love it.


Lee June 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I loved this hw. Clever writing, great dynamics with the actors. I hate to see this end. Wish it would be renewed. Why does it seem like the good shows are cancelled and the crazy ones (Reality TV) still remain.


Sharon June 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

I only have the opportunity to watch a few tv shows & even then it is “On Demand”. About a boy- is one the shows I look forward to seeing along with “Sirens”.


Anonymous June 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I LOVE this show!!!!!!! it’s sooooooooo gooood.


Cheri June 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Definitely want this renewed for at least another season! Characters, writers, acting & casting are all amazing!!! Tops the list of my favorite sitcoms.


Cheri June 20, 2014 at 2:44 am

Please, please, please do NOT cancel this show! About a Boy is refreshingly funny!!!


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