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& Son" review by Suzanne
Returns June 13 at 10/9c on TBS
I reviewed this show when it first aired in 2011. It was
a very unfunny show. Most of the jokes were about the one
guy being racist or the one woman being slutty. I like the
cast, and the characters, but it just wasn't funny.
I'm very happy to say that it has improved! That rarely
happens in TV. They sent me the first 2 episodes that are
airing starting June 13, and they are very funny. I laughed
quite a lot on both episodes. My husband came in during the
second episode, and he laughed, too (and he's very picky).
The original premise of the show had son Steve return to
Pittsburgh, leave his high powered lawyer job and start
running the family with his dad. His dad is Irish-American
and his mom is Korean-American, so there are lots of jokes
about that, and how his mom is pushy. Then there are various
people who frequent the bar that make up the colorful
characters. It's kind of like Cheers except more
I hope you watch it - there aren't too many funny sitcoms
on TV any more. This is now one of them!
interview with series star Jodi Long!
The bar regulars are back for another round of laughs as
TBS‘s original sitcom Sullivan
& Son returns for its second season this
summer. Starring popular comedian Steve Byrne,
Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by
Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers),
Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and
showrunner Rob Long (Cheers). The
outstanding ensemble cast includes Dan Lauria
(The Wonder Years), Christine Ebersole
(Royal Pains, Amadeus), Brian
Doyle-Murray (Groundhog Day, The
Middle), Jodi Long (Beginners),
Valerie Azlynn (Tropic Thunder),
Vivian Bang (Yes Man),
Owen Benjamin (The House Bunny)
Ahmed Ahmed (Iron Man) and Roy
Wood Jr.(Last Comic Standing).
TBS’s Sullivan & Son is set to kick off its
second season Thursday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate
attorney who comes home to Pittsburgh and buys the family
bar – Sullivan & Son. Freed from his corporate life, Steve
spends his days hanging out with his best friends: the
gullible Owen (Benjamin), cougar-chasing Ahmed (Ahmed) and
hard-nosed Roy (Wood, Jr.); weighing oft-opposing counsel
from his lovable Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Lauria),
and stern Korean mother, Ok Cha (Long); getting accosted by
his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan
(Bang); delighting in offensive comments from gruff barfly
Hank (Doyle-Murray); and watching the bar’s resident siren,
Carol (Ebersole), hit on just about every man who comes in
the door. Steve has even rekindled a few romantic sparks
with his former flame, paramedic Melanie (Azlynn).
In the season two premiere, The Hangover’s
Ken Jeong guest stars as Susan’s husband
Jason who, like Steve, also considers leaving a successful
career to follow his bliss. The rest of gang returns with a
full mug of bad behavior; dating a motley crew of
Pittsburgh’s shadiest, getting taken into custody by the
Secret Service, and even being haunted by hallucinations of
Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak.
Created by Rob Long and Steve Byrne, Sullivan & Son
is produced for TBS by Wild West Television,
in association with Warner Horizon Television.
In its first season, TBS’s Sullivan & Son drew
2.7 million viewers and 1.4 million
Adults 18-49. Last year, it ranked as one of basic
cable’s Top 10 new summer series with Adults 18-34.
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