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Sullivan & Son: Season 1 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Sullivan & Son boasts a strong cast and a genuine sense of warmth, but its writing is a bit too reliant on bawdy, timeworn gags.

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Vince Vaughn serves as co-executive producer of this sitcom about Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne), a corporate attorney from New York who makes the decision to move back to Pittsburgh and run his family's working-class bar. The first season of Sullivan & Son finds Steve taking over the management duties from his parents, contending with a health inspector, discovering the perils of online dating and dealing with his first HR disaster.

Cast

Steve Byrne
as Steve Sullivan
Dan Lauria
as Jack Sullivan
Jodi Long
as Ok Cha
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Critic Reviews for Sullivan & Son: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (12)

Bawdy, dicey humor has its place, which is abundantly clear in the daringly superb FX comedy series Louie. But Sullivan & Son is utterly artless in its efforts to be an equal opportunity offender.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Whether it's the unfunny, raunchy jokes, the acting, the writing, or the awful blocking, nothing in Sullivan & Son seems to jell. And no laugh track can change that.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

[A]ll I can say about Sullivan & Son is that it's a contrived sitcom with nothing original or new to offer.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Byrne is trapped in a mediocre effort he created with Rob Long of Cheers that's best forgotten.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
Denver Post
Top Critic

It's amazing how funny a sitcom can be when it doesn't spend its whole 22 minutes lunging for the next sex joke.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

[U]npredictable writing, sublime casting, razor-sharp timing, and not a mean bone in anybody's body.

July 29, 2012 | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sullivan & Son: Season 1

The show is just like producer Vaughn himself, not funny & mediocre. And that's being polite.

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