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"ABOUT A BOY"
"ABOUT A BIRTHDAY PARTY"
05/06/2014 (09:01PM - 09:31PM) (Tuesday) : WILL DOES HIS BEST TO THROW MARCUS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER, BUT LEARNS IT IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS-ADRIANNE PALICKI GUEST STARS-Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is excited for his first ever big birthday party and Will (David Walton) agrees to help plan it. But complications arise when Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki) asks Will to a gala at the hospital, creating a scheduling problem. To make matters even worse, Will and Andy (Al Madrigal) discover that one of Marcus's popular classmates is having a birthday bash on the same day. Meanwhile, Fiona (Minnie Driver) and Sam get into a disagreement, and Will finds himself stuck in the middle. Annie Mumolo also guest stars.
SEASON(S): 2 (33 episodes, 6 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, May 2014) NBC has renewed Tuesday night comedy "About a Boy" for a second season. "About a Boy" stars David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal, Leslie Bibb and Annie Mumolo. Jason Katims, 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 Films, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions. In its first season, "About a Boy" is averaging a 2.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers overall in "most current" results from Nielsen Media Research. Facing comedy competition in the Tuesday 9-9:30 p.m. ET slot from Fox's "The New Girl" and ABC's "The Goldbergs," "About a Boy" is #1 in the half-hour among Big 4 comedies in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures (versus regular-slot original competition, "most current"). Versus NBC's year-ago results in the time period, "About a Boy" is up 20% in 18-49 (with a 2.4 rating vs. a 2.0, "most current," regular-slot originals).