The Bar Is Closed: TBS Canceled the Sitcom Co-Created by Korean/Irish American comic Steve Byrne

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“Sullivan & Son” has closed its doors.

After three seasons, TBS on Nov. 20 canceled the sitcom co-created by Korean/Irish American comic Steve Byrne, who starred as a corporate lawyer who gives up his job in New York to take over his parents’ working-class bar in Pittsburgh.

The cast included Jodi Long as Steve Sullivan’s mother, Ok Cha; Dan Lauria as Steve’s father, Jack; Vivian Bang as Steve’s sister, Susan; and Owen Benjamin, Brian Doyle-Murray, Christine Ebersole, Valerie Azlynn, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed as Steve’s friends, all regulars at the bar. Executive producers were Byrne, actor Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and long-time “Cheers” producer Rob Long.

Jodi Long recalled getting news of the cancellation. “My agent called me. Twenty seconds later while I’m talking to him, Dan Lauria called me. Hung up with them and then Peter Billingsley called me. At the same time Rob Long was emailing me. I think we were all stunned.”

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