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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

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Season 2, Ep. 12 : About a Prostitute Feb 3, 2015

Will starts teaching guitar lessons but ends up having a fling with a student's mother; Fiona finds herself being accepted by popular mothers; Marcus gets ready to perform at a school fundraiser.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : About a Hook Jan 27, 2015

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    Music mogul Johnny Idalis (Greg Germann) listens to Will's new song, but wants him to improve the hook; Marcus is frustrated with his mother's burgeoning relationship and leaves to crash with Will.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : About a Boy Becoming a Man Jan 13, 2015

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    When Andy is invited to a bar mitzvah for the son of a music mogul, Will wants to be his plus-one; Marcus wants to stay home alone while Fiona is on a date.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : About a Manniversary Jan 6, 2015

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    Marcus persuades Will to take him to the Golden Gate FemFest to celebrate a year of friendship; Dakota helps Fiona get ready for a night with Chris.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : About a Christmas Carol Dec 9, 2014

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    The constant playing of Will's song "Runaway Sleigh" causes him agony at Christmastime and forces him to take Marcus on a search for the original, handwritten lyrics to prove he is the song's sole writer.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : About a Duck Dec 2, 2014

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    Fiona begs Dakota (Leslie Bibb) to come along on her date with Mr. Chris; Will tags along as he tries to woo Dakota; Marcus spends the evening with Laurie and Andy.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • 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

  • The premiere has moments of clever insight into the dating process and how parenthood can change you but the show spins its wheels for the next two episodes sent for press. show more

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