TBS's New Original Sitcom 'Sullivan & Son' Starts Production

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May 2nd, 2012

via press release:

The bar is now open. Production started this week in Los Angeles on TBS's new original sitcom Sullivan & Son, starring popular comedian Steve Byrne. Set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood, Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers). The series is slated to premiere on TBS Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Fans can stay up to speed on the latest Sullivan & Son news online:
Website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/sullivanandson/
Twitter: @SullivanTBS and #SullivanTBS

In Sullivan & Son, Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons 2 Broke Girls), home to meet his parents. Steve's timing is impeccable, however, since his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria – The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi LongBeginners), are preparing to sell the family business, a bar known as Sullivan & Son.

Filled with locals and regulars, Sullivan & Son is the unofficial “town hall” for the neighborhood. Within moments of his arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Owen BenjaminThe House Bunny); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian BangYes Man); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle MurrayGroundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine EbersoleRoyal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Valerie AzlynnTropic Thunder).

It doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.

Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Sullivan & Son will mark TBS's second original sitcom this summer. In May, TBS will launch the buddy comedy Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy (The O.C), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and James Lesure (Las Vegas). Created by Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash), Men at Work will launch with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on May 24. It will then air in its regular 10 p.m. timeslot beginning May 31.

For a sneak peek at Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, click here: http://on.tbs.com/2FcxHy

  • TV Gord

    That’s an impressive cast! I hope the scripts are there, because I’ll be tuning in!

  • MJDB

    When is Are We There Yet? coming back. Come on TBS the second season ended a year ago to the day this friday. It was renewed, and people will forget about this show (not me) if you don’t bring it back soon.

  • disney rocks

    @MJDB, I know; can’t believe they haven’t announced anything on Are we there yet?

  • Bartman

    Nice to see Christine Ebersole back on TV – an amazing talent and she’s funny!!

  • Dan S

    Are these multi-cam or single cam comedies ?

  • TV Gord

    TBS…I’m guessing multi-cam.

  • Chuck Collins

    How many other former SNL co-stars have gone on to co-star in other shows as regulars?

  • PJM

    Actually, Christine Ebersole has had a recurring role on Royal Pains for the last three years.

    Hard to tell if it will be single-cam or multi-cam, since TBS has done both. Certainly hope they treat the show better than they treated My Boys.

  • jan

    Great cast, cannot wait to see this- Please more advertising!Talk shows etc.

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