About a Boy (NBC) Episode 10 “About a Boy’s Dad”

About a Boy (NBC) episode 10 About a Boy's Dad (5)
About a Boy episode 10 “About a Boy’s Dad” airs Tuesday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Episode Synopsis: About a Boy (NBC) episode 10 “About a Boy’s Dad” – Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) is elated when his father, Hugh Womple (guest star Tony Hale) takes a break from his penguin research in Antarctica to make a surprise visit. While Fiona (Minnie Driver) does her best to mask her tormented attraction, she can’t help but notice how consumed Hugh is with his work and his indifference towards anything Marcus is interested in. At Fiona’s urging, Will (David Walton) steps in and does his best to encourage some much needed father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Sam’s (guest star Adrianne Palicki) demanding work schedule throws a wrench into their plans for romance. Al Madrigal also stars.

Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby (“High Fidelity,” “An Education”) novel, writer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Revolution”) present a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman (David Walton, “Bent,” “Perfect Couples”) lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed and loving it.

So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, “Good Will Hunting,” “Barney’s Version”), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, “1600 Penn”), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible — about himself and caring for others.

Writer Jason Katims, director Jon Favreau, Tim Bevan (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Eric Fellner (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Liza Chasin (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Robert De Niro (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) and Jane Rosenthal (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) serve as executive producers. “About a Boy” is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Television, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.

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