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

  • Season 2, Ep. 14 : About a BoyfriendFeb 17, 2015

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    Shea treats Marcus more like a personal assistant than a boyfriend; Fiona tries to be more spontaneous with Chris; Will chaperones Marcus and Shea's date.

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : About a Cat PartyFeb 10, 2015

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    Will and T.J. try to meet single women on Valentine's Day; Marcus turns to Chris for help when his Valentine's Day plans with Shea go awry.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : About a ProstituteFeb 3, 2015

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    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 HookJan 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 ManJan 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.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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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