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About a Boy

Series Summary
Will Freeman hit the jackpot when he penned a hit song, the proceeds of which allow him to live the single life unhindered by the responsibility of having a job. Things start to change when a needy mother moves in next door and her 11-year-old son, Marcus, starts dropping by unannounced. Will resists forming a relationship with the kid until he learns that women find fatherhood attractive, then the two reach an agreement: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son in exchange for being able to hang out at Will's place. As the two spend more time together, Will finds there are more benefits to having Marcus in his life than he could have guessed.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: NBC

Next Episode:

Season 2, Ep. 2 : About a House for Sale Oct 21, 2014

When Will is told to sell his San Francisco house in order to solve his money problems, he searches for a new best friend for Marcus; Sam encounters surprises when she flies out to help Will pack.

  • Season 2, Ep. 1 : About a Vasectomy Oct 14, 2014

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    Will goes to San Francisco to deal with a financial situation; Andy tells Will he needs his help to find out if Laurie is pregnant; Will doesn't trust Marcus' new friends.

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : About a Rib Chute May 13, 2014

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    Fiona and Marcus try to comfort Will after he learns that Sam has received a job offer in New York; Andy advises Will on how he should move forward.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : About a Hammer May 13, 2014

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    When Sam is forced to evacuate her apartment, Will lets her stay with him; a misunderstanding leads Fiona to believe that Sam is pregnant.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : About a Birthday Party May 6, 2014

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    Will agrees to help plan Marcus' birthday party, but complications arise when Will and Andy learn of another celebration the same day; Sam and Fiona have a disagreement.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : About a Boy's Dad Apr 29, 2014

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    Marcus is thrilled when his father, Hugh (Tony Hale), visits unexpectedly; Fiona fights her attraction to Hugh as she also notices his lack of interest in father-son bonding; Sam's work schedule gets in the way of romance.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • He [David Walton] and About a Boy are at its best in those disarming moments when Will lets down his guard and faces his grown-up responsibilities to teach Marcus how to enjoy the "total exuberance" of boyhood. show more

  • Two sweet, funny, even poignant dramedies ["About a Boy" and "Growing up Fisher"] launch on NBC this weekend, both helping midseason feel richer than the meager offerings of the network's fall slate. show more

  • The cast is very good and if the central relationships are beefed up, it could be a keeper. show more

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