|Sullivan & Son|
|Created by||Steve Byrne
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||33|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production||Wild West Picture Show Productions
Warner Horizon Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||July 19, 2012- September 9, 2014|
Sullivan & Son is an American comedy television series created by Steve Byrne and Rob Long that was broadcast on TBS. It starred Byrne as Steve Sullivan, who surprises his parents when he leaves his job as a corporate lawyer to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh. The series was executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Long, who also served as showrunner. It premiered on July 19, 2012.
On November 20, 2014, TBS cancelled Sullivan & Son after three seasons.
The series centers on Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne), a corporate attorney from New York City who visits his Irish American father Jack (Dan Lauria) and Korean mother Ok Cha (Jodi Long) just as they are preparing to sell their bar in a Pittsburgh working-class neighborhood and retire. To their surprise, he decides to stay and run the bar. The bar is a popular venue among the locals, and is the unofficial "town hall" of the neighborhood.
Sullivan & Son was ordered to pilot by cable channel TBS on September 30, 2011. It was among three half-hour pilots being considered by the channel, the others being Men at Work and BFF. TBS had been developing comedies that could be paired with reruns of The Big Bang Theory. After greenlighting Men at Work to series in January 2012, TBS was to choose between Sullivan & Son and BFF to fill its new hour-long comedy slot. On February 10, 2012, TBS picked up Sullivan & Son to series with a ten-episode order with a premiere date set for summer 2012.
The pilot was written by Steve Byrne and Rob Long with Byrne in the starring role.Valerie Azlynn, Jodi Long, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin, and Dan Lauria were added to the cast in October. The show is filmed in front of a live studio audience. TBS announced that it had renewed Sullivan & Son for a second season of 10 more episodes that premiered on June 13, 2013. It was announced on August 20, 2013, that TBS has renewed the series for a 13 episode third season that premiered in June 2014.
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