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About a Boy

About a Boy

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  • Comedy
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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age story. After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world.

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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age story. After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world.

season 1 (13 episodes)

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  • 1Pilot

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    After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton) was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He is single, unemployed and loving it. But when Fiona (Minnie Driver), a needy, single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham), move in next door, his perfect life is about to hit a major snag.

  • 2About Total Exuberance

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    Andy (Al Madrigal) guilts Will (David Walton) into agreeing to babysit Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) so Fiona (Minnie Driver) can go on a job interview, but the situation gets complicated when they receive a last-minute invitation to a once-in-a-lifetime charity pool party hosted by rap star Lil Jon (guest star as himself). Meanwhile, Fiona discovers that honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to landing a job.

  • 3About a Godfather

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    Will (David Walton) attempts a much-needed boy's night out with Andy (Al Madrigal), but complications arise, leaving Will to reach out to Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) in hopes of salvaging the evening. When Andy later becomes available, he attempts to track down Will, but instead winds up bonding over the joys of parenting with Fiona (Minnie Driver). Meanwhile, Andy and his reluctant wife Laurie (guest star Annie Mumolo) solicit Will to be godfather to their son Jonah.

  • 4About a Girl

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    Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) asks Will (David Walton) for advice on how he can get Hannah (guest star Cricket Wampler) to invite him to her upcoming birthday party. When that proves unsuccessful, Fiona (Minnie Driver) takes it to task with Joanne (guest star Andrea Anders), Hannah's mother, who also happens to be the queen bee of a group of neighborhood moms that she is trying to win over.

  • 5About a Plumber

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    When Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) starts hinting that Will (David Walton) and Fiona (Minnie Driver) should start dating each another, Will does everything in his power to set him straight. Meanwhile, Fiona gets advice from Dakota (guest star Leslie Bibb) to get back into the dating scene, and with very little game, seizes the opportunity by asking out her plumber - with results she didn't quite anticipate.

  • 6About a Buble

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    With Fiona (Minnie Driver) putting in extra hours at work, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) finally gets his own house key, but he quickly loses his mom's trust when Will (David Walton) has to rush him to the emergency room following an untimely incident with a knife. However, Marcus' misfortune has a silver lining for Will when he crosses paths with Dr. Samantha Lake (guest star Adrianne Palicki), a beautiful and charming doctor who comes to Marcus' aid. Will is instantly smitten and stops at nothing in his attempts to win her over - even if it means bending the truth.

  • 7About a Poker Night

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    Will (David Walton) throws a poker night for his friends, including Andy (Al Madrigal), Crosby (guest star Dax Shepard), TJ (guest star Zach Cregger) and Richard (guest star Keith Powell), but the event is hijacked by Fiona (Minnie Driver), who has no problem making herself at home with the guys. Meanwhile, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) goes on his first sleepover, but has a hard time staying the night when he finds the others aren't as nice to him as he had hoped.

  • 8About a Slopmaster

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    Fiona (Minnie Driver) volunteers to run a project for Marcus's (Benjamin Stockham) class - a miniature society modeled after Dickensian London. Wanting to be King of the mock economy, Fiona instead selects him as the lowly slopmaster, much to his dismay, prompting him to figure out a clever yet questionable solution to turn things around. Meanwhile, Will (David Walton) takes Marcus out on a spending spree, thanks to his latest royalty check and then does his best to throw the perfect party to impress Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki).

  • 9About a Kiss

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    Andy (Al Madrigal) and Laurie (guest star Annie Mumolo) host a game night and Will (David Walton) invites Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki), but things don't go exactly as planned when she arrives. When his friend TJ (guest star Zach Cregger) asks Fiona (Minnie Driver) to join him for the festivities, Will goes to great lengths to discourage any sparks from flying. Meanwhile, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is uneasy when he discovers the mother of an older mean girl at school will be babysitting him.

  • 10About a Boy's Dad

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    Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is elated when his father, Hugh Womple (guest star Tony Hale) takes a break from his penguin research in Antarctica to make a surprise visit. While Fiona (Minnie Driver) does her best to mask her tormented attraction, she can't help but notice how consumed Hugh is with his work and his indifference towards anything Marcus is interested in. At Fiona's urging, Will (David Walton) steps in and does his best to encourage some much needed father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Sam's (guest star Adrianne Palicki) demanding work schedule throws a wrench into their plans for romance.

  • 11About a Birthday Surprise

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    Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is excited for his first ever big birthday party and Will (David Walton) agrees to help plan it. But complications arise when Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki) asks Will to a gala at the hospital, creating a scheduling problem. To make matters even worse, Will and Andy (Al Madrigal) discover that one of Marcus’s popular classmates is having a birthday bash on the same day. Meanwhile, Fiona (Minnie Driver) and Sam get into a disagreement, and Will finds himself stuck in the middle. Annie Mumolo also guest stars.

  • 12About a Hammer

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    Will invites Sam to temporarily move in with him when she is forced to evacuate her apartment. However, when Andy (Al Madrigal) warns Will that his home will soon be transformed into her place, similar to what had transpired with him and Annie (guest star Annie Mumolo), Will starts to panic. Meanwhile, Fiona (Minnie Driver) misreads a conversation and is under the false impression that Sam is pregnant and Will and Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) build a treehouse together.

  • 13About a Rib Chute

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    Will (David Walton) is completely heartbroken when Sam (guest star Adrianne Palicki) receives a job opportunity she can't refuse in New York, prompting Fiona (Minnie Driver) and Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) to try their best to comfort their friend. With her absence weighing on his mind, Will turns to Andy (Al Madrigal) for his sage advice in figuring out how to best move forward.