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“The Real O’Neals” Canceled After Two Seasons

The sitcom was unable to boost its low ratings, despite collecting a group of rabid fans.

After much speculation, The Real O’Neals has officially been canceled by ABC after two seasons.

Although the family sitcom garnered a solid fanbase, especially within the LGBT community, it ranked as ABC’s least-watched comedy by the time it wrapped up its final season in March.

Meanwhile, actor Matt Shively, who played Kenny’s brother Jimmy, had been cast in NBC’s since-scrapped comedy pilot Spaced Out, adding to the rumors that the sitcom may soon be coming to a close.

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Noah Galvin starred as gay teen Kenny on the series, but his candid interview with Vulture last year almost brought the show to an even earlier demise.

The young star whipped up controversy with the interview that slammed Colton Haynes’ method of coming out of the closet and called Eric Stonestreet’s representation of a gay man on Modern Family “a caricature of a caricature.”

ABC reportedly considered axing the show after the media firestorm that resulted from the interview, but ultimately gave us one more season to watch the unique family with a young gay lead on television. It may be over, but we’re grateful for the time we got to spend with the O’Neals.

Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.