The Real O'Neals Cancelled ABC
THE REAL O'NEALS - "The Real Heartbreak" - Devastated by his break-up with Brett, Kenny tags along with Pat and Jimmy to a Lonely Hearts happy hour, but when they try to use Kenny's sadness to get attention from single ladies, Kenny inadvertently steals the show. Meanwhile, Eileen shuns the usual Valentine's Day traditions until a chance encounter changes her mind, on ABC's "The Real O'Neals," airing on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST). (ABC/Richard Cartwright) BEBE WOOD, MARTHA PLIMPTON, JAY R. FERGUSON, MARY HOLLIS INBODEN, MATT SHIVELY, NOAH GALVIN
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It’s been real, O’Neals.

ABC has cancelled family sitcom The Real O’Neals after two seasons, TVLine has learned. Noah Galvin starred as gay teen Kenny, whose decision to come out sent shockwaves through his tight-knit Catholic family; Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) and Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men) co-starred as Kenny’s parents Eileen and Pat.

O’Neals had an encouraging start to Season 2, landing an order for three additional episodes in November. But by the time it wrapped up its second season in March, it ranked as ABC’s least-watched comedy, averaging just 3.1 million viewers a week. The cancellation ends its series run at a total of 29 episodes.

The writing was on the wall in late March when cast member Matt Shively, who played Kenny’s older brother Jimmy, signed on to play the lead role in NBC’s since-scrapped comedy pilot Spaced Out.

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