ABC has renewed comedy series “The Real O’Neals” for a second season.
The series has been a steady ratings performer, retaining nearly all of its Tuesday-night lead-in from “Fresh Off the Boat.”
“The Real O’Neals” follows a Chicago family whose normal routine at home suddenly gets turned upside down when Eileen and Pat announce their divorce, and their sixteen-year-old son Kenny reveals to his family that he is gay. It stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matt Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi. Kenny never would have imagined his admission would also result in outing his entire family’s secrets, including revelations from his older brother, Jimmy, and little sister, Shannon.What seems like a sudden upheaval that could mark the end of the O’Neals idyllic lives turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
Casey Johnson, David Windsor, Josh Sternin and Jennifer Ventimilia, wrote the teleplay for “The Real O’Neals,’ based on a story by Sternin and Ventimilia. Casey Johnson, David Windsor, Stacy Traub, Dan Savage, Brian Pines, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and Todd Holland serve as executive producerts. the series is produced by ABC Studios.