ABC’s new comedy The Real O’Neals premieres TUESDAY MARCH 8 8:30|7:30c. Set in Chicago, The Real O’Neals follows a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Instead of ruining the family, the surprising truths trigger a brand new chapter in their lives.
Here’s a look at what to expect from the first two episodes of The Real O’Neals, as well as the The Real O’Neals trailer:
“Pilot” (airing Tuesday, March 8th at 8:30|7:30c) – The O’Neals appear to be a seemingly picture perfect family, but their lives soon take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Eileen is a mom who usually has a fine grasp on all matters under her roof, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Pat is a good-natured father and the emotional center of the family. Their 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. 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. Life in the O’Neals household wouldn’t be complete without Aunt Jodi, Pat’s ex-sister-in-law and Eileen’s best friend, who is quite the frequent visitor and is also willing to admit things are far from perfect in her own life.
Watch the First of 2 Promos for The Real O’Neals!
“The Real Papaya” (airing Tuesday, March 8th at 9|8c) – Following the “coming out” confessions made by everyone in the O’Neal family, Eileen is desperate to control the situation and tries to make Kenny “un-gay.” Meanwhile, Kenny tries to find the right time to break up with Mimi and has a heart-to-heart with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.
Watch the Next Promos for The Real O’Neals!
The Real O'Neals was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott, Todd Holland, Stacy Traub and Dan Savage. The Real O’Neals is produced by ABC Studios.