A lot of catching up to do in the renewal front as TBS renewed Sullivan & Son for third season of the bar sitcom that attempts to be Cheers 2013. TBS has ordered 13 episodes of Sullivan & Son, which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and is set to wrap up its second season Aug. 22. Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and showrunner Rob Long (Cheers). The series is averaging 2.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery this summer, including 1.3 million adults 18-49. Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Season three of Sullivan & Son is slated to launch in summer 2014.
Created by Rob Long and Steve Byrne, Sullivan & Son stars Byrne as Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney who comes home to Pittsburgh and buys the family bar, Sullivan & Son. Freed from his corporate life, Steve spends his days hanging out with his best friends, the gullible Owen (Owen Benjamin), cougar-chasing Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed) and hard-nosed Roy (Roy Wood, Jr.); weighing oft-opposing counsel from his lovable Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria), and stern Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long); getting accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang); delighting in offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle-Murray); and keeping an eye on the bar’s resident siren, Carol (Christine Ebersole), who hits on just about every man who comes in the door. Steve has even rekindled a few romantic sparks with his former flame, paramedic Melanie (Valerie Azlynn).
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