AVClub: The Real O’Neals had an uneven first season. As the cancellations rained down, I assumed it would be among the first to go. The show wasn’t a darling among critics like The Grinder and it didn’t have an ensemble as skilled as Grandfathered’s. Episodes aired out of order, stalling character development. Martha Plimpton’s Eileen would appear to make progress towards accepting Kenny’s gayness, only to regress in the next episode. I was prepared to write a One-Season Wonder piece on the quirky little show.