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More "My Boys"

By admin Published: October 7, 2008

Well, nine more episodes anyway, due in early '09. Announcement after the jump. ...

TBS’s MY BOYS is stepping up to the plate again as the network orders a third season of the critically acclaimed original sitcom. The series stars Jordana Spiro (Must Love Dogs, The Year of Getting to Know Us) as PJ Franklin, a 20-something sportswriter looking for love in Chicago. Surrounding PJ is her mostly male group of friends, played by Kyle Howard (Related, Orange County), Reid Scott (American Dreams), Michael Bunin (Scrubs), Jamie Kaler (The Family Stone) with Jim Gaffigan (That ‘70s Show, Ed). Kellee Stewart (Guess Who?) co-stars as essentially the only female influence in PJ’s life.

MY BOYS comes to TBS from Pariah and Two Out Rally Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television. Creator Betsy Thomas (Run of the House), Jamie Tarses and Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Gilmore Girls) serve as executive producers. TBS has ordered nine episodes of the series, which is set to return first quarter 2009.

“This past summer, MY BOYS continued to catch on with audiences and critics,” said Michael Wright, senior vice president in charge of the Content Creation Group for TBS, TNT and TCM. “It’s that truly rare television combination of a talented cast with great chemistry, extremely smart and funny writing and outstanding production. MY BOYS is a quality show with a quality audience that continues to make the case that Turner is a true broadcast substitute.”

“Thanks to tremendous support from TBS, audiences have discovered and embraced MY BOYS, and we can’t wait to show fans what Betsy and Jamie have in store for the third season, ” said Jeannie Bradley, executive vice president, programming, Sony Pictures Television.

At the center of MY BOYS is PJ Franklin (Spiro), who spends her days covering sports for a major Chicago newspaper and her nights hanging out with friends, playing poker or sharing drinks at their favorite hangout, Crowley’s.

PJ’s gang includes her married brother, Andy (Gaffigan), a corporate lawyer with one foot in the world of family responsibility and the other in a pitcher of beer; Kenny (Bunin), the owner of a sports memorabilia store who has finally found his mojo with women; Mike (Kaler), a self-appointed ladies man who, after a long dry spell with women, recently found what he was looking for in an older divorcee (guest star Mimi Rogers); Brendan (Scott), a DJ fired when his radio station changed formats, creating the opportunity for him to work on the opening of a new club; and Stephanie (Stewart), who attended journalism school with PJ and just published a best-seller about relationships.

This past summer, PJ struggled to come to terms with her feelings for her friend Bobby, just as he was preparing to get married to Andy’s Swedish nanny (guest star Mini Anden). With the wedding only hours away, Bobby began to realize he might be marrying the wrong girl.

MY BOYS premiered to critical praise on TBS in November 2006. When the show returned to complete its first season in summer 2007, it scored 22% growth among adults 18-34. The series’ second season grew its audience to more than 1.5 million viewers, a 14% increase over the first season.

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