'Sullivan & Son' Renewed by TBS

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September 4th, 2012

via press release:

TBS Orders a Second Round of 'Sullivan & Son'

TBS has ordered a second season of the popular new sitcom Sullivan & Son. Currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the comedy is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers in its first season and ranks as one of the Top 25 new summer series on television. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch in 2013.

"Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We've had a great time working with Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Rob Long and the wonderful cast and crew of Sullivan & Son, and we look forward to seeing the show continue to grow in 2013."

TBS's Sullivan & Son stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents' pub. Byrne is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and Dan Lauria. Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. Created by Long and Byrne, Sullivan & So n comes to TBS from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Connect with Sullivan & Son
Website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/sullivanandson/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SullivanTBS | #SullivanTBS

In addition to Sullivan & Son, TBS's slate of original series includes Cougar Town, the popular c omedy that's moving to TBS, with the premiere set for early 2013. Earlier this summer, TBS renewed the hit series Men at Work and launched the second season of the Friday night hit Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. In addition, the network's original programming lineup includes the comedy series Wedding Band, launching in November; the reality-competition show King of the Nerds, coming in early 2013; and Who Gets the Last Laugh? (working title) and Deon Cole's Black Box (working title), both slated for 2013.


  • Kyle

    This show has actually grown on me! GOOD!


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  • Martin

    About time TBS, considering when they renewed Men At Work and the fact this is much better rated i’m surprised it took them this long to renew it.

  • Ram510

    Why this show is awful. I can’t believe it held in ratings

  • lisa g,

    this show looks absolutely terrible.

  • Ram510


    Sullivan & Son was not “much better rated” over Men at Work. What are you talking about?

    Men at Work opened with higher ratings and the both stayed in the .9-1.0 range most of the season.

  • MJDB

    This is great news, I love this show!

  • Karen

    This show is filled with horrendous stereotypes: from Christine Ebersole playing the sex-crazed older woman (the same character she portrayed on “Retired at 35″)to the cold “dragon-lady” Mother.

  • Nick

    This did pretty good considering it was agaisnt the Olympics, which Men at Work was not.

  • Ozone

    I bet FX wishes they had this show to be next to Anger Management.

  • Mark

    It was a little above men at work numbers despite being against the highest rated Olympics in history as well as the Republican convention. The show grew on me.

  • Nadine
  • colt13

    Pretty funny show. I am old enough to remember Ebersole and Doyle-Murray together on SNL, so I like their scenes together best.

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