Set visits in Los Angeles are quickly becoming a favorite pastime. Who really gets to say that other than a lucky blogger like myself who’s been on a few handsful and loves every minute of it! It’s a surreal feeling to me, I’ve grown up watching and enjoying television (especially comedies) and when you get a chance to tour a set and meet the stars of a show, it’s just the coolest thing! We arrived on set at Disney Studios Lot for a tour of The Real O’Neals home and we were thrilled to see stars Bebe Wood (Shannon) and Matt Shively (Jimmy) were there to happily greet us. They joined us and David Windsor (Creator and Executive Producer) as we toured their television home that was decorated for their Christmas episode.Aside from having no roof, the house looks like a home you and I could live in. The decor down to family photos is really neat to see. With over 100 people working to create an episode, it takes about 5 full days to complete one, then it’s tear down the set and rebuild quickly for the next episode! The Christmas decor was beautiful and behind the scenes you even get a chance to see the “snow” they use to decorate the house, lawn, and yard. Because they weren’t actively filming the show that morning, the stars saw the Christmas transformation of the set just as we did and were impressed! Also, we got a sneak peak at something you’ll be seeing in a future episode. I’m going to show you the photo and you’ll have to wait and see what and who will be involved in this part of the show!Any guesses?
To catch you up on Season 2, here’s what’s happening:
The O’Neal family continues its journey of self-discovery and growth, resulting from Kenny coming out and his parents, Eileen and Pat, getting divorced. After finally coming out, Kenny will discover that life outside the closet isn’t that easy. Luckily for him, his older brother, Jimmy, will always be there to offer his often-misguided advice. And finally, there’s Shannon, the youngest O’Neal, whose unique views on life make her wise beyond her years. Eileen and Pat will continue to deal with starting their separate lives while still living under the same roof. Through it all, Aunt Jodi will be there offering her unusual brand of support, as the O’Neals continue to explore new relationships, friendships and acceptance of one another in the next, messier chapter of their lives.
Tuesday Night Spooktacular
This week leading up to Halloween, ABC has tons of great comedy and fun planned for the holiday. Tonight, there’s no shortage of laughs beginning with The Middle at 8pm and ending with The Real O’Neals at 9:30pm! Check out Tuesday’s Spooktacular lineup and then watch the a clip of tonight’s The Real O’Neals episode below!
The Real O’Neals
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My trip that included the set visit of The Real O’Neals was hosted by Disney but every moment documented is 100% my own.