Sullivan and Son Premiering on TBS This Summer

Steve Byrne, Brooke Lyons and Dan Lauria in TBS' new comedy series 'Sullivan and Son' coming this summer
Steve Byrne, Brooke Lyons and Dan Lauria in TBS' new comedy series 'Sullivan and Son' coming this summer. - Photo by Danny Feld/TBS

TBS will be debuting the new comedy series, Sullivan & Son, this summer with a 10 episode first season. Executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley (best known as the kid who starred in A Christmas Story), and Rob Long, Sullivan & Son stars comedian Steve Byrne (who also produces and co-wrote the pilot), Dan Lauria, and Owen Benjamin.

Announcing the new series, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies Michael Wright stated, “Sullivan & Son is a smart, funny, workplace comedy from the distinct comedy voices of Steve Byrne and Rob Long. The barstools at Sullivan’s bar are filled with outrageous, unique characters, and Steve and Rob have created an outstanding in which they can shine. We are extremely proud of this show and look forward to spending many nights throwing one back with the regulars at Sullivan & Son.”

The Plot:

Sullivan & Son takes place in a popular and legendary neighborhood bar in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Penn. Filled with locals and regulars, Sullivan & Son is the unofficial “town hall” to the neighborhood. As the series opens, Steve Sullivan (Byrne) is a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons – 2 Broke Girls) for a visit just as his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria – The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long – Beginners), are preparing to sell the bar and retire.

Upon arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Owen Benjamin – The House Bunny); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang – Yes Man); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray – Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine Ebersole – Royal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Valerie Azlynn – Tropic Thunder).

It doesn’t take Steve long to realize that what he really wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so begins Steve’s quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.

Source: TBS