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[04/23/14 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 or Tied for #1 Tuesday Night Among the Big 4 Networks for a Record 21st Time This Season in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/22/14 - 10:24 AM]
"The Voice" Ties for #1 in 18-49 Among Big 4 Primetime Programs for the Week of April 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49, Led by the #1 Show of the Night, "The Voice"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up and Virtually Ties "NCIS: Los Angeles" for #1 in Adults 18-49 at 9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/15/14 - 10:38 AM]
"The Voice" Generates Two of the Top Five 18-49 Ratings on the Big 4 Networks for the Week of April 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/09/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Wins the 10 p.m. Hour, Equaling Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since January 7
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 8.

[04/08/14 - 10:04 AM]
"The Voice" and "The Blacklist" Generate Three of the Top 10 18-49 Ratings on the Big 4 Networks for the Week of March 31-April 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/02/14 - 08:48 AM]
"About a Boy" Is Currently Up 5% Versus Last Week's 2.0 Rating in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/01/14 - 10:17 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 in 18-49 Among All Primetime Big 4 Programs for the Week of March 24-30
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[03/26/14 - 08:47 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 for the Night in 18-49 and Finishes #1 in Its Time Period in Adults, Men and Women 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 25.

[03/25/14 - 10:06 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 and #2 in 18-49 Among All Prime Big 4 Programs for the Week of March 17-23, As NBC Jumps 33% Year to Year
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[03/19/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins a Record-Setting 18th Tuesday in 18-49 This Season Among the Big 4 Nets, Marking Its Most In-Season Tuesday Wins in People Meter History
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 18.

[03/18/14 - 10:06 AM]
NBC Finishes #2 for the March 10-16 Primetime Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Jumping 55% Versus Its Year-Ago 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/12/14 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 Tuesday in Adults 18-49, Winning Six of Six Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 11.

[03/11/14 - 03:39 PM]
NBC Confirms First Wave of Finale Dates
Look for season swan songs from Thursday, April 17 ("Community," "Parenthood") through Friday, May 23 ("Hannibal").

[03/11/14 - 10:16 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the March 3-9 Primetime Week in 18-49, Jumping 64% Versus the Same Week Last Year
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/05/14 - 08:58 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Wins the 10 p.m. Hour in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demos with Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since January 7
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 4.

[03/04/14 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Jumps 50% Versus the Same Week Last Year to Rank #2 for the Feb. 24-March 2 Week in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 24-March 2.

[03/03/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 3
Updates include: Rob Brown to find "Salvation" for NBC; Bryan Singer signs on to helm "Battle Creek" at CBS; and Stacey McGunnigle tapped as lead on NBC's "Ellen More or Less."

[02/26/14 - 09:02 AM]
"The Voice" Scores NBC's Highest 18-49 Rating in the Tuesday 8-9 p.m. Hour, Excluding Olympics, Since October 1
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 25.

[02/25/14 - 04:18 PM]
NBC to Rebroadcast Pilots to "About a Boy," "Growing Up Fisher" Tonight in Lieu of Originals
Both installments premiered this past weekend following the Peacock's Olympics coverage.

[02/25/14 - 01:07 PM]
NBC's Sochi Olympics Coverage Dominates the Primetime Week of Feb. 17-23 in All Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 17-23.

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
Solid Sampling for NBC's "Growing Up Fisher" Preview
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 23.

[02/23/14 - 09:54 AM]
Solid Sampling for Saturday's Preview of "About a Boy"
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, February 22.

[02/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 6
Updates include: Jay Baruchel to be FX's "Man Seeking Woman"; Peter Facinelli tapped as lead in NBC's "Odyssey"; and Zachary Knighton is one of FOX's "Weird Loners."

[01/30/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: Timothy Omundson to round out the cast of ABC's "Galavant"; MTV gives series order to "Finding Carter"; and Lauren Iungerich, Emily Kapnek comedy pilots both get green lights from ABC.

[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.

[01/19/14 - 04:14 PM]
Video: "About a Boy" - TCA Reel 2014
Watch the special premiere Friday, February 21 after The Olympics.

[01/10/14 - 12:43 PM]
NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for Comedy, Drama, and Reality Series, Plus Olympics Comedy Previews
Look for "American Dream Builders," "Believe" and "Crisis" to fill out Sunday nights following to Olympics.

[12/17/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 17
Updates include: Ashley Williams joins CBS's "Gaffigan"; Joshua Sasse tapped for title role in ABC's "Galavant"; and Lifetime eyes adaptation of Brian Stelter's "Top of the Morning."

[12/06/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 6
Updates include: Sutton Foster to lead TV Land's "Younger"; Drew Goddard to shepherd Netflix's "Daredevil"; and Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller behind latest "Terminator" TV series.

[05/12/13 - 02:15 PM]
NBC Reveals Its 2013-14 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show" on Thursday nights and drama "The Blacklist" on Mondays after "The Voice."

[05/09/13 - 10:54 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 9 - NBC Makes Five Series Pick Ups
On tap from the Peacock: dramas "Believe" and "Crisis" plus comedies "About a Boy," "The Family Guide" and "Sean Saves the World."

[03/14/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs to lead TNT's "Murder in the First"; Christopher Meloni joins FOX's "I Suck at Girls"; and Sean Astin reports to CBS's "Surgeon General."

[03/07/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 7
Updates include: Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith join ABC's "The Returned"; Paige Turco boards "The Hundred" at The CW; and Hope Davis is cast in "The Ordained" at CBS.

[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 4
Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."

[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 25
Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."

[02/14/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 14
Updates include: Jason Isaacs tapped as "The Surgeon General" for CBS; Minnie Driver joins NBC's "About a Boy"; and Jason Ritter boards FOX's "Gavin & Stacey" import.

[02/07/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 7
Updates include: David Walton tapped as lead on NBC's "About a Boy"; Emma Roberts to star in FOX's "Delirium"; and CBS greenlights three more comedy pilots.

[01/30/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 30
Updates include: ABC greenlights three comedy pilots; FOX adds two dramas to its roster; and Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "About a Boy."

[01/14/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 14
Updates include: NBC greenlights two comedy pilots; Colin Ford is the first "Under the Dome" at CBS; and Michelle Monaghan among those joining HBO's "True Detective."

[09/28/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 28
Updates include: Miley Cyrus in talks for "Bonnie & Clyde" mini-series; CBS orders "Nerds in Love" comedy pilot; and Jason Katims to bring "About a Boy" to NBC.







ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/22/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2013) Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education") novel, writer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") and director Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") present a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Writer Jason Katims, director Jon Favreau, Tim Bevan ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Eric Fellner ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Liza Chasin ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Robert De Niro ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") and Jane Rosenthal ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") serve as executive producers. "About a Boy" is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Television, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Al Madrigal as Andy
· Annie Mumolo as Laurie
· Benjamin Stockham as Marcus
· David Walton as Will
· Minnie Driver as Fiona
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Anjelah N. Johnson-Reyes as Laurie (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Eric Fellner as EP
· Jane Rosenthal as EP
· Jason Katims as CRTR/EP
· Jon Favreau as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Liza Chasin as EP
· Robert De Niro as EP
· Tim Bevan as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Tribeca Productions
· True Jack Productions
· Universal Television
· Working Title Television