Jimmy, Kenny and Shannon help mom Eileen carry a canoe back to their home in this still from the premiere of The Real O’Neals.
In the series premiere, the O’Neals appear to be a seemingly picture perfect family, but their lives soon take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed — Eileen (Martha Plimpton) is a mom who usually has a fine grasp on all matters under her roof, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Pat (Jay R. Ferguson) is a good-natured father and the emotional center of the family. Their normal routine at home suddenly gets turned upside down when Eileen and Pat announce their divorce, and their sixteen-year-old-son Kenny (Noah Galvin) reveals to his family that he is gay.
Jimmy (Matt Shively) unapologetically wears his heart on his sleeve and genuinely tries to figure out what’s best in any situation, while Shannon (Bebe Wood) is the youngest but carries herself more mature than her age.
In the second episode, “The Real Papaya”, following the “coming out” confessions made by everyone in the O’Neal family, Eileen is desperate to control the situation and tries to make Kenny “un-gay.”
The Real O’Neals airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 2nd @ 8:30PM ET/PT & 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC. 70+ pics inside…