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KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time Slot: 8:31 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#107) "Christmas 1972"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

NOT EVERY MEMBER OF THE CLEARY FAMILY IS EXCITED WHEN PEGGY'S SUCCESSFUL BROTHER VISITS FOR CHRISTMAS ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC'S 'THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT,' TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Nat Faxon Guest Stars as Uncle Tom

"Christmas 1972" - When Peggy's successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike's one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it - putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do "the right thing" or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in on "The Kids Are Alright," TUESDAY, DEC. 11 (8:31-9:00 p.m. EST), 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.

Guest stars include Nat Faxon as Uncle Tom and Kennedy Lea Slocum as Wendi.

"Christmas 1972" was written by Vijal Patel 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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season of 22 episodes ordered on 11/7/18
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