The McCarthys

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (1,666)

The McCarthys is a comedy television series that premiered on CBS on October 30, 2014, and ended on July 11, 2015. The series centers around the McCarthy family, a boisterous and close-knit Irish-American clan living in Boston. The patriarch of the family is Arthur McCarthy (Jack McGee), a former high school basketball coach who is still very involved in the local sports scene. His wife, Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf), runs the family's sports bar and tries to keep everyone in line. They have four children: Ronny (Tyler Ritter), a gay son who doesn't share his father's sports obsession; Gerard (Joey McIntyre), the dim-witted but lovable jock; Jackie (Kelen Coleman), a hard-nosed cheerleader who is always trying to prove herself; and Sean (Jimmy Dunn), the family's golden child who is also a little too perfect for his own good.

The show is largely centered around Ronny, who has recently come out to his family and is trying to adjust to his new life as an openly gay man. He struggles to connect with his father, who is disappointed that Ronny isn't interested in sports, and often feels like an outsider in his own family.

In addition to his family struggles, Ronny also has to deal with the fact that he's still in love with his ex-boyfriend, who is now engaged to a woman. He's also trying to find a new job and figure out what he wants to do with his life, all while navigating his complicated relationship with his family.

The other members of the McCarthy family all have their own quirks and storylines. Gerard is constantly getting into trouble and relying on his family to bail him out, while Jackie tries to prove herself as a cheerleading coach and struggles with her own relationship issues. Sean is married to his high school sweetheart and seems to have the perfect life, but is secretly unhappy and has a crush on his sister-in-law.

The show's humor is largely based on the family's dynamic and their interactions with one another. There are plenty of witty one-liners, physical comedy, and absurd situations that arise from the McCarthys' larger-than-life personalities. However, the show also deals with more serious issues like acceptance, family dynamics, and the challenges facing LGBTQ individuals.

The McCarthys was generally well-received by critics and audiences, but struggled to find a consistent audience. It was canceled after just one season and ended on a cliffhanger. Despite its short run, the show remains a beloved cult classic for those who appreciated its unique blend of humor and heart.

Overall, The McCarthys is a charming and funny sitcom that offers a fresh take on the family comedy genre. With its quirky characters, Bostonian flavor, and heartfelt storytelling, it's a show that is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

The McCarthys is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2014.

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End Games
16. End Games
July 11, 2015
Ronny's family finds out that he is seeing a therapist, and they show up at his appointment.
Family Therapy
15. Family Therapy
July 11, 2015
The family crash Ronny's therapy session and air their grievances about one another.
Cutting The Cord
14. Cutting The Cord
July 4, 2015
Marjorie gets an opportunity to bond with her future daughter-in-law.
Gerard's Engagement Party
13. Gerard's Engagement Party
July 4, 2015
Gerard misses his own engagement party when he gets on the wrong Boston Harbor cruise ship, so Marjorie is forced to bond with her soon-to-be daughter-in- law. Meanwhile, Sean hits it off with Katrina's mother; and Arthur judges Jackie for how her baby was conceived.
End Games
12. End Games
February 5, 2015
Marjorie is forced to bond with her future daughter-in-law when Gerard misses the engagement party.
The Ref
11. The Ref
January 29, 2015
Ronny begins dating Doug, who has a history of upsetting Arthur.
Hall of Fame
10. Hall of Fame
January 15, 2015
Marjorie tries to protect Gerard from getting offended and convinces him to believe he was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Ronny works with Arthur to write a speech honoring his late assistant coach and Jackie's baby-daddy.
Sister Act
9. Sister Act
January 8, 2015
When Marjorie's overly competitive sister visits, their sibling rivalry comes to a head.
Red Sox Swap
8. Red Sox Swap
December 18, 2014
Marjorie invites her disgruntled tenant, Pam, to celebrate Christmas with the family.
Arthur And Marjorie's Night Apart
7. Arthur And Marjorie's Night Apart
December 11, 2014
When Marjorie learns she needs to spend the night in the hospital, she prepares a care package for Arthur with instructions on how to survive.
Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex
6. Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex
December 4, 2014
When Marjorie finds out that Jackie's ex-boyfriend is gay, she tries to hook him up with Ronny.
Thanks a Lot, Ronny
5. Thanks a Lot, Ronny
November 27, 2014
The McCarthy family try to persuade Gerard to break up with his offensive girlfriend.
Supporting Jackie
4. Supporting Jackie
November 20, 2014
When Jackie gets a list from her doctor of the things she can't do now that she's pregnant, her family tries to show support and avoid doing them too.
The Good Coach
3. The Good Coach
November 13, 2014
Gerard and Sean apply for coaching jobs. A jealous Marjorie thinks Ronny is already taken.
Love McCarthys Style
2. Love McCarthys Style
November 6, 2014
Ronny suggests his family get in touch with their feelings after meeting his boyfriend's affectionate family. Ronny decides to make a video for Arthur and Marjorie's anniversary.
1. Pilot
October 30, 2014
In the series premiere, Ronny must decide if he should move away from his close-knit family to accept a job offer from his father.
Where to Watch The McCarthys
The McCarthys is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The McCarthys on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,666)