The McCarthys is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from October 20, 2014 to July 11, 2015.

The series was cancelled on February 3, 2015, due to the pulling off the air.


The series revolved around the McCarthys, a close-knit working class Boston clan whose sports legacy runs deep in the family, but when outspoken father Arthur, a dedicated basketball coach for the fictional Cardinal Hennigan High School decides to take his athletically challenged and openly gay son, Ronny under his wing as his new assistant, the other siblings (who are more sports passionate) start crying foul over their dad's choice.


Main Cast Edit

  • Tyler Ritter as Ronny McCarthy
  • Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie McCarthy
  • Jack McGee as Arthur McCarthy
  • Jimmy Dunn as Sean McCarthy
  • Joey McIntyre as Gerard McCarthy
  • Kelen Coleman as Jackie McCarthy

Recurring Cast Edit

  • Jessica St. Clair as Katrina

Notable guest stars Edit

  • Alyson Hannigan as Pam
  • John Ratzenberger as Charlie Ellis
  • Jane Kaczmarek as Eileen
  • Brent Morin as Tommy
  • Rick Fox as himself
  • Jean Smart as Lydia
  • David Alan Grier as Dr. Hugh Morris

Episodes Edit

Production Edit

Jacki Weaver was set to play Marjorie, but later dropped out due to her work on Gracepoint and Patrick Stewart's Starz comedy Blunt Talk. On December 1, 2014, CBS increased the series' first season order from 13 to 15 episodes

Reception Edit

The pilot of The McCarthys has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds a rating of 57%, based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 5.3/10. The site's consensus reads, "The McCarthys is a semi-successful attempt at a throwback sitcom with above-par performances, but its broad stereotypes and lack of a unique point of view also make it semi-forgettable." On Metacritic, the show has a score of 53 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

DVD release Edit

The entire series was released on DVD on March 16, 2017.

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