TIMMY IS TORN WHEN HE HAS TO DECIDE BETWEEN FOLLOWING HIS SHOWBIZ DREAMS OR TO CONTINUE BOXING TO KEEP THE NEWFOUND CONNECTION HE HAS MADE WITH HIS DAD ON ABC'S 'THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT'
"Boxing" - Frank announces that he has decided to compete in the church boxing tournament, making it obvious that he's playing for Mike's affections. When Frank can't cut it, Timmy steps in and takes up boxing in order to bond with his dad and get his approval. Ultimately, he has to choose between his dad's dreams for him and his own dreams of showbiz glory. Elsewhere, feeling rusty after being at the seminary for so long, Lawrence asks Eddie to help prepare him for a date by taking him on a "practice date," on TUESDAY, JAN. 29 (8:31-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/20/18)
"The Kids Are Alright" stars Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary.
Kennedy Lea Slocum also stars as Wendi.
"Boxing" was written by Jim Brandon and Brian Singleton, and directed by Randall Einhorn.
The series is inspired by the childhood of creator/executive producer Tim Doyle, who also narrates in voiceover as older Timmy. Randall Einhorn directed and was an executive producer on the pilot. The series is from ABC Studios.
"The Kids Are Alright" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG, V parental guideline.