Sullivan & Son brings feel-good, old fashioned sitcom magic to TBS
By April MacIntyre Jul 17, 2012, 19:19 GMT
Sullivan & Son pub is the unofficial “town hall” to the diverse neighborhood filled with characters
TBS delivers a refresing sitcom, Sullivan & Son, to the smallscreen this July 19.
The action takes place in a popular and legendary neighborhood bar in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Sullivan & Son pub is the unofficial “town hall” to the diverse neighborhood filled with characters.
Steve Sullivan (Byrne) is the son of the current owner of the bar and the grandson of its founder. His Irish-American father and his Korean-American mother never expected their son to leave his job as a successful corporate attorney in New York and return to the old neighborhood to take over Sullivan & Son.
The series, which marks TBS's second new sitcom this summer, is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers).
The cast includes Dan Lauria, Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long (Beginners), Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang and Owen Benjamin.
The show comes Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning with a one-hour premiere of back-to-back episodes on July 19.
Within moments of his arrival, Steve realizes how much he has missed home as he reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Benjamin); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Bang); delights in offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Doyle-Murray); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Ebersole). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Azlynn).
It doesn't take Steve long to realize that where he really belongs is in the old neighborhood and running Sullivan & Son, but Ashley doesn’t have the same view of rural Pittsburgh and his decision to stay means breaking up with her and giving up a Manhattan law career. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.