ABC found success in 1980s-themed comedy with The Goldbergs. Now has dialed the “wayback machine” even further back, with The Kids Are Alright TV show. Does this old school comedy have the right stuff to make its mark on the Nielsen ratings and score another installment? Will The Kids Are Alright be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
An ABC sitcom, The Kids are Alright stars Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley, Caleb Foote, Sawyer Barth, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack Gore, Andy Walken, and Santino Barnard. The 1970s-period comedy centers on the Clearys, an Irish-Catholic family living on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Since its the ’70s, Peggy (McCormack) and Mike (Cudlitz) are raising their kids with a lack of supervision which might stun today’s parents, and now their eldest son wants to quit the seminary to go “save the world.” The times they are a-changing, and the Cleary family is not immune to the turbulence around them.
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What do you think? Do you like The Kids Are Alright TV series? Should this ABC TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?
**5/10/2019 Status Update: The Kids Are Alright has been cancelled. There will be no season two. Details here.