Michael Ausiello’s ‘Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies’ Acquired by Focus Features; Dan Savage Attached to Co-Write Screenplay

Towle Road — December 8, 2018

‘Find The Good’ Family Drama Based On Books Set At NBC With Tony Goldwyn & Richard LaGravanese Producing

Deadline — October 4, 2017

NBC has put in development Find The Good, a family drama project penned by Nashville writer-producer Geoffrey Nauffts based on memoirs by best-selling author Heather Lende. NBC has put in development Find The Good, a family drama project penned by Nashville writer-producer Geoffrey Nauffts based on memoirs by best-selling author Heather Lende. Wonderthink’s Bloch, LaGravenese and Goldwyn executive produce along with Nauffts, Lende, FremantleMedia’s Christian Vesper, and Hypomania Content’s Brian Pines.

FremantleMedia Bringing Heather Lende’s ‘Find the Good’ to TV (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety — July 21, 2017

FremantleMedia has taken the rights to Heather Lende’s memoirs, “Find the Good” and “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name,” and will package and pitch them to U.S. and international channels as an accessible family drama. Brian Pines, producer of ABC comedy “The Real O’Neals,” is Lende’s manager and will work on the new series with FremantleMedia.

“The Real O’Neals” Runs Into Reality

Marketplace — March 7, 2017

“The Real O’Neals” is, in many ways, a par-for-the-course network comedy. The show centers on an Irish Catholic family in Chicago. Toss in a few musical numbers, and you have a not-unfamiliar formula. But, “The Real O’Neals,” which is finishing up its second season this month on ABC, is different in one big way. At its heart, it’s about a teenage boy coming out.

Building Brand Legacy In The Age Of Now: It Gets Better

Fast Company — February 28, 2017

Team One strategy chief Mark Miller talks to It Gets Better co-founder Dan Savage and Brian Pines about inspiring advocates, and more.

The Best New TV Shows of 2016

Vanity Fair — December 12, 2016

“It’s a wonderful ensemble, one well served by the bright and pointed writing. Oh, and, admirably, the show doesn’t shy away from the gay stuff. Progressive and genuinely funny, The Real O’Neals depicts a modern family in many rich and thoughtful ways.”

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The Advocate — September 14, 2016

If you missed “The Real O’Neals” in its first season, now is the time to give it a second look.

“The Real O’Neals” Renewed For Season 2 By ABC

Deadline — May 12, 2016

Like “Fresh Off The Boat” last spring, new ABC family comedy series “The Real O’Neals” showed promise in its midseason launch with good reviews and steady ratings. And just like “Fresh Off The Boat”, it is being picked up for a second season. This marks the second comedy series renewal for ABC Studios, along with “Black-ish”, as ABC’s sister studio is looking to grow its comedy business.

TV Ratings: ‘The Real O’Neals’ Gets a Solid Start on ABC

Hollywood Reporter — March 3, 2016

The Real O’Neals, the first of several midseason launches on deck at ABC, opened on Wednesday night with two original episodes.

It Gets Better Very Quickly for One Gay Teen in ABC’s The Real O’Neals

Slate.com — March 1, 2016

If you want to measure how far TV representations of queer people have come since Will & Grace’s attractive gay leads spent entire seasons without any romantic action, please note that on ABC’s new sitcom The Real O’Neals, only six episodes elapse between 16-year-old Kenny O’Neal’s coming out and his first gay date.

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