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KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time Slot: 8:31 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#104) "Microwave"
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MIKE PROUDLY INTRODUCES A NEW MICROWAVE TO THE FAMILY, ONLY TO REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE IS AS EXCITED ABOUT IT AS HE IS, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC'S 'THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT,' TUESDAY, OCT. 30

"Microwave" - After Mike proudly introduces a new microwave to the Cleary household, Peggy immediately rejects it as she feels like it's intruding into her domain. Fed up with Mike's experimenting and nudging, Peggy secretly sabotages his happiness. Meanwhile, eager to see "everything" exposed for the first time, Joey and Timmy go to extreme lengths to see Barbara Eden's wardrobe malfunction on a Bob Hope TV special. Elsewhere, Lawrence attempts to apply lessons from a psych class at school to psychoanalyze Mike and Peggy, only to realize he needs to look deeply at himself, airing TUESDAY, OCT. 30 (8:31-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"The Kids Are Alright" stars Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary.

"Microwave" was written by Rob Ulin and directed by Randall Einhorn.

The series is inspired by the childhood of creator/executive producer Tim Doyle, who also narrates in voiceover as older Timmy. Randall Einhorn directed and was an executive producer on the pilot. The series is from ABC Studios.

"The Kids Are Alright" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this program at a later date.

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KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, January 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (23 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season of 22 episodes ordered on 11/7/18; one additional episode ordered on 12/14/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America's most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andy Walken as William
· Caleb Martin Foote as Eddie
· Christopher Paul Richards as Joey
· Jack Gore as Timmy
· Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary
· Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary
· Sam Straley as Lawrence
· Santino Barnard as Pat
· Sawyer Barth as Frank
CREW INFORMATION:
· Randall Einhorn as DIR (Pilot)
· Tim Doyle as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios