'Sullivan & Son' brings the neighborhood bar comedy back to TV


Viewers who have been longing to turn on their TV sets and visit a place "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," as the "Cheers" theme song says, may find what they seek when TBS premieres "Sullivan & Son" Thursday, July 19.Stand-up comedian Steve Byrne calls on his background as a guy who's half Korean and half Irish to star as Steve Sullivan, a Wall Street corporate attorney who returns home to Pittsburgh with his sophisticated New York girlfriend for the 65th birthday of his Irish-American father, Jack (Dan Lauria), the owner of a neighborhood bar, which he has run with the help of his Korean-born wife, Ok Cha (Jodi Long).Jack is about to retire and sell the bar, but Steve decides to stay and help run it.Also starring are Owen Benjamin as Steve's best friend, Owen; Christine Ebersole as Owen's mom, Carol; Vivian Bang as Steve's younger sister, Susan; Brian Doyle-Murray as gruff barfly Hank; and...



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