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The bar is now open. Production started this week in Los Angeles on TBS's new original sitcom Sullivan & Son, starring popular comedian Steve Byrne. Set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood, Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers). The series is slated to premiere on TBS Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
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In Sullivan & Son, Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons - 2 Broke Girls), home to meet his parents. Steve's timing is impeccable, however, since his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria - The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long - Beginners), are preparing to sell the family business, a bar known as Sullivan & Son.
Filled with locals and regulars, Sullivan & Son is the unofficial "town hall" for the neighborhood. Within moments of his arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Owen Benjamin - The House Bunny); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang - Yes Man); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray - Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine Ebersole - Royal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Valerie Azlynn - Tropic Thunder).
It doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.
Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.