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'The McCarthys' do Boston Irish reasonably proud, and funny

'The McCarthys' do Boston Irish reasonably proud, and funny

In "The McCarthys," a multi-camera sitcom premiering Thursday on CBS — where the multi-camera sitcom has always had a home — Tyler Ritter plays Ronny, the black-sheep son of a close-knit Boston family.

By black sheep, I mean that, unlike his parents and siblings, he has no interest in sports and that he has proposed leaving Boston for Providence, for a better job and "vibrant gay community." The gay thing, though imperfectly understood by the other McCarthys — "Aren't all gay communities vibrant?" wonders brother Gerard (Joey McIntyre) — is not so much an issue.

The family is filled out by Laurie Metcalf as Ronny's...

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