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. 20 : About a Love in the AirJul 20, 2015

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    Marcus tries to win back Shea at the school dance; Will and Fiona try to get a happy ending.

  • Season 2, Ep. 19 : About a Self DefenseJul 20, 2015

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    Liz begins to question Will and Fiona's relationship; Clay tries to steal Shea from Marcus.

  • Season 2, Ep. 18 : About Another BoyJul 20, 2015

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    Marcus gets upset when Will devotes his time to impressing Liz's son.

  • Season 2, Ep. 17 : About a BabymoonJul 20, 2015

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    Marcus hopes that reading a romantic novel will help him impress Shea; Will and Andy head to Las Vegas.

  • Season 2, Ep. 16 : About a Memory HoleJul 20, 2015

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    When Will volunteers to help Fiona forget about Chris, his new girlfriend makes other plans for his day.

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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