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CBS Adds Boston Family Comedy ‘The McCarthys’ To Fall Primetime Schedule

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THE McCARTHYS is a comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically-challenged son, Ronny, is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, to the surprise of his more qualified siblings. Pictured left to right:  Tyler Ritter as Ronny, Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, Joey McIntyre as Gerard, Jimmy Dunn as Sean, Kelen Coleman as Jackie and Jack McGee as Arthur. (Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)

THE McCARTHYS is a comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically-challenged son, Ronny, is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, to the surprise of his more qualified siblings. Pictured left to right: Tyler Ritter as Ronny, Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, Joey McIntyre as Gerard, Jimmy Dunn as Sean, Kelen Coleman as Jackie and Jack McGee as Arthur. (Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)

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BOSTON (CBS) – One of the new shows on CBS this fall will be about a fictional family from Boston.

The McCarthys” will air on WBZ-TV Thursday nights at 9:30, starting October 30.

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The ensemble comedy stars three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Tyler Ritter and Joey McIntyre as members of a sports-crazed Boston family.

Here’s the initial show description from CBS:

THE McCARTHYS is a multi-camera comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings.

Ronny wants nothing more than to move away, join the singles scene and find a partner.

His distraught mother, Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf), is not upset that her favorite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family.

Ronny’s plans change, however, when his politically incorrect and outspoken father, Arthur (Jack McGee), stuns everyone with his choice for an assistant.

Touched by his father’s offer, Ronny embarks on a completely different future – and he can be sure that his loving, tight-knit family is going to have a very vocal opinion about it.

Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman also star.

Brian Gallivan, Mike Sikowitz, Will Gluck and Andy Ackerman are the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman directed the pilot.

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