Sons of Tucson

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (2,202)

Sons of Tucson is a half-hour comedy television series that aired for one season on FOX in 2010. The show follows the story of three young boys who hire a slacker named Ron Snuffkin (played by Tyler Labine) to pretend to be their father after their real father is imprisoned for fraud.

The show is set in Tucson, Arizona, and the youngest boy, Robby Gunderson (played by Davis Cleveland), explains in the opening narration that their mother had died several years prior and their father was their only caregiver. However, when their father is arrested and facing a long prison sentence, the boys are placed in foster care. Determined to stay together, they come up with the idea to hire an actor to play their father so that they can continue to live in their own home and attend their same school.

Enter Ron Snuffkin, a down-on-his-luck ex-con man who is struggling to make ends meet. The boys approach Ron while he is working as a strip club bouncer and offer to pay him $200 a week to impersonate their father. Ron initially refuses but eventually agrees when he realizes how much money he could make. From there, he spends his days trying to navigate the challenges of being a fake dad while also trying to maintain his own shady lifestyle.

Throughout the series, Ron faces many obstacles as he tries to balance his fake parenting duties with his own needs and desires. He is constantly battling his temper, which often gets him into trouble, and his own laziness, which makes it difficult for him to keep up with the boys' daily routine. He also has to deal with the boys' real father, who is constantly trying to escape from prison and reclaim his role as their caregiver.

Despite the many hurdles, Ron ends up forming a bond with the boys, who come to see him as a real father figure. They help him to grow and mature, and he learns to care about their wellbeing more than he does his own. Throughout the series, Ron becomes more invested in his role as a fake father and begins to realize how important family really is.

The show features a talented cast, including Tyler Labine, who is best known for his roles in shows like Reaper and Deadbeat. Labine brings his trademark wit and charm to the role of Ron Snuffkin, making him a lovable and relatable character despite his many flaws. Davis Cleveland, who plays Robby Gunderson, is also a standout in the show, showcasing his acting talent at a young age.

Overall, Sons of Tucson is a heartwarming and humorous show that explores the importance of family, even when that family is unconventional. It is a unique and entertaining take on the traditional family sitcom, and the series is sure to put a smile on your face. While it unfortunately only lasted for one season, Sons of Tucson remains a hidden gem of a show that is definitely worth watching.

Sons of Tucson is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2010.

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Ron Quits
13. Ron Quits
August 1, 2010
Ron decides to quit.
Sally Teel
12. Sally Teel
July 25, 2010
Robby enters a dance competition.
Glenn's Birthday
11. Glenn's Birthday
July 18, 2010
It's Glenn's birthday and he receives a very special present from Ron - a trip to an adult convention.
Kisses and Beads
10. Kisses and Beads
July 11, 2010
The Gundersons decide to have a party.
Dog Days of Tucson
9. Dog Days of Tucson
July 4, 2010
Ron brings a dog home for the boys and they fall in love with him. After they name him Waffles, Ron discovers that he is a wolf and must find some other place for him to live.
8. Gina
June 27, 2010
While at work, Ron gets a visit from his ex-girlfriend and she tells him that she is breaking up with her boyfriend. Ron seeks help from The Gunderson boys to increase his chances of getting her back.
Father's Day
7. Father's Day
June 20, 2010
Ron eavesdrops on the boys planning to get a Father's Day present, thinking that they're are going to get him a present, he does what he can to reciprocate and goes all out to get them something special. Mr. Gunderson plans to call his sons from prison and this makes the boys nervous.
The Debate Trip
6. The Debate Trip
June 13, 2010
When Ron chaperones Gary on an out-of-town debate tournament, Gary learns the hard way what his teammates really think of him. Meanwhile, Angela volunteers to watch Brandon and Robby back at the house, ultimately leading to Brandon being homeless on the streets and Robby locking her in the shed.
Chicken Pox
5. Chicken Pox
June 6, 2010
For Glenn's birthday, Ron surprises him with tickets to the upcoming adult film convention, but Ron forgets he is supposed to watch Robby that day, so they end up bringing him along. Meanwhile, Gary and Brandon decide to start a band, but Gary's micro-managing ways cause a rift, ultimately forcing him to quit
Family Album
4. Family Album
April 4, 2010
When Robby's teacher becomes suspicious of Ron's behavior, he invites her over for a family dinner. Meanwhile, Ron and the boys set out to create 15 years of photo history.
The Golden Ticket
3. The Golden Ticket
March 28, 2010
Ron befriends a police officer in hopes of getting a free pass from the cops, all while brokering a shady scheme involving south-of-the-border prescriptions. Meanwhile, the boys decide to make a movie, but find their project being taken over by Robby's play date.
The Break In
2. The Break In
March 21, 2010
The Gunderson home gets burglarized.
1. Pilot
March 14, 2010
In the tradition of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show," SONS OF TUCSON is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. What begins as a business relationship evolves into something more complex and compelling: a family unlike any we've ever seen.
Where to Watch Sons of Tucson
Sons of Tucson is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sons of Tucson on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,202)