‘Splitting Up Together’ and ‘Kids Are Alright’ to Stick Around for Full Seasons

The Kids are Alright
The cast of ABC’s ‘The Kids are Alright’ (ABC/Richard Cartwright)

ABC’s ordered more episodes of the half-hour comedies, The Kids Are Alright and Splitting Up Together. The two shows are part of the network’s Tuesday night comedy lineup along with The Conners and black-ish.

The Kids Are Alright kicked off its first season on October 16, 2018. Created by Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing, The Real O’Neals), season one is executive produced by Doyle and Randall Einhorn. The cast includes Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary.

The second season of Splitting Up Together with Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Scream Queens) also returned to ABC’s primetime lineup on October 16th. Suburgatory‘s Emily Kapnek developed the series and executive produces with Ellen DeGeneres, Dean Holland (Parks and Recreation), Jeff Kleeman (Little Big Shots), Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen, and Hella Joof.

In addition to Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson, the season two cast includes Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.

The Kids are Alright Plot:

Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy 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.

Splitting Up Season 2 Plot:

Based on the Danish series, Splitting Up Together is the story of a couple (Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.