ABC has officially cancelled LGBT family comedy The Real O’Neals after two seasons. This comes after the show was forced to go up against massive family drama This Is Us while dealing with World Series games, countless political speeches, and an on-off airing pattern that cut into what momentum the show generated in season one. Despite this, the show wasn’t done all that much from its time slot average last season with an original lead-in, but with next season being Channing Dungey’s first in charge of development and ABC having found two comedy successes in Speechless and American Housewife, the network made the choice to cancel.
From Casey Johnson and David Windsor (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) and showran by Stacy Traub (Spin City), The Real O’Neals followed the O’Neal family, a Catholic family from the Midwest who are forced to confront secrets that change the core of their dynamic. While middle child Kenny (Noah Galvin) comes out of the closet
In addition to Galvin, The Real O’Neals starred Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Matt Shively (True Jackson VP), Bebe Wood (The New Normal), and Mary Hollis Inboden (Boss).
The series finale of The Real O’Neals aired Tuesday, March 14th on ABC. The network will be revealing its fall 2017 schedule on Tuesday, May 16th.