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NBC's 'About a Boy' Preview Draws 8.26 Million Viewers

The preview of NBC's comedy About a Boy earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating last night.  Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/jWFN3VvfcVU/

'About a Boy' premiere: Minnie Driver, Dave Walton are Benjamin Stockham's yin and yang

All too often, a novel doesn't translate into a movie, and a movie doesn't work as a show.NBC's "About a Boy" breaks that cycle.The pilot that airs Saturday, Feb. 22, does a great job introducing a callow cad, an odd boy and his strident mom. The comedy then moves to its regular time slot on Tuesday, Feb. 25.Minnie Driver plays Fiona, the self-righteous, single mom of Marcus (Benjamin Stockham). They move from England to San Francisco, next door to Will (David Walton). They begin acrimoniously when she asks him to not barbecue meat because she's vegan, and the wind carries the odor.Driver does insufferable perfectly."Her heart is absolutely in the right place," Driver tells Zap2it. "She is a really sweet soul but is terribly funny because of her earnestness."If this seems familiar, it's the latest take on Nick Hornby's 1998 novel and Hugh Grant's 2002 film.The relationship between Will and Marcus, initially, is equally mercenary.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/about-a-boy-premiere-minnie-driver-dave-walton-are-benjamin-stockhams-yin-and-yang.html

About a Boy (NBC) Series Premiere 2014 “Pilot”

About a Boy  series premiere 2014 airs Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 p.m. following Olympic coverage on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  About a Boy (NBC) episode 1 “Pilot” – We follow perpetually-single Will as he attempts to woo women, while avoiding any real commitment. His life changes when a quirky, bohemian, vegan single mother, Fiona, and her 11-year-old son, Marcus, move in next door. Marcus is a misfit, and already being bullied at his new school, yet he and Will strike up an odd-couple friendship, under Fiona’s disapproving watch. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/22/about-a-boy-nbc-series-premiere-2014-pilot/