TV Tango Search

Search

|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert
   TelevisionCakeAd

The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

Kids_are_alright_241x208
  • Premiered: 
    October 16, 2018
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the real-life story of executive producer Tim Doyle 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the childhood of creator/executive producer Tim Doyle, who also narrates in voiceover as older Timmy, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT is a half-hour comedy series set in the '70s that follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America's most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:30pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Christmas 1972," the mid-season finale of THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, with Nat Faxon guest starring as Uncle Tom. When Peggy's successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike's one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it -- putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do "the right thing" or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets. Kennedy Lea Slocum also guest stars as Wendi.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ABC Studios