The Real O’Neals follows a conservative Catholic family in Chicago who have a ton of skeletons in their closet. Never judge a book by its cover because nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. The show premiered on March 2, 2016 and is currently in its second season. The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton (Eileen), Jay R. Ferguson (Pat), Noah Galvin (Kenny), Matt Shively (Jimmy) and Bebe Wood (Shannon) star as the O’Neals. Viewers learn a major secret in the pilot episode – Kenny comes out to his family!
Kenny is getting real this Halloween season, which he refers to as “the Gay Superbowl” and he’s ready to celebrate! Episode 203- “The Real Halloween” airs tonight at 9:30–10:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Eileen persuades Kenny to have a costume party at home instead of going to Boystown to watch a parade. She’s trying hard to accept her son’s friends but her tolerance is being tested. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon are trying to pull off a Halloween prank. I can’t wait to see how the episode ends.
I visited the O’Neal family’s House set for a behind-the-scenes look.The set was decorated for Christmas and as always it was cool to get a closer look at stuff that we normally wouldn’t catch watching the show. Matt Shively and Bebe Wood were waiting to show us around their “home”. They also posed with us for a selfie.
We talked with producers who told us that they feel The Real O’Neals is not only super funny and amazing but it’s also about something. After the first season, the creators received wonderful tweets, emails and reactions from young gay kids who decided to come after watching the first season – this response really makes their sometimes difficult job into a really worthwhile one. We always hear so much about the negative impact that television has on young people that it was nice to hear something good and that the Real O’Neals has inspired young adults.
ABC has other awesome shows to watch including:
The all new “AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE” airs at 8:30/7:30c
“FRESH OFF THE BOAT” airs at 9/8c
* I attended an all-expense trip courtesy of ABC/Disney. Our opinions are our own.