PLOT: The politically incorrect father in a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family chooses his somewhat athletically challenged son to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings.
STARS: Tyler Ritter, Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf
TIME SLOT: Thursdays 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET
PREMIERE: October 30, 2014
Ronny McCarthy (Tyler Ritter) Ronny, who is gay, wants nothing more than to move away, join the singles scene and find a partner. But he is touched by his father’s offer to be his assistant coach and embarks on a completely different future.
“My character wants to make sure his family accepts him, which they have, but they don’t really know how to express their acceptance of me,” said Ritter.
Marjorie McCarthy (Laurie Metcalf) Marjorie is not upset that her favorite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family.
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