Kids Are Alright, The (television) Half-hour series on ABC, premiering October 16, 2018. A traditional Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s, the Clearys, navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades in a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles. Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. There are 10 people, three bedrooms. one bathroom, and everyone in it for themselves. Stars Michael Cudlitz (Mike Cleary), Mary McCormack (Peggy), Sam Straley (Lawrence), Caleb Foote (Eddie), Sawyer Barth (Frank), Christopher Paul Richards (Joey), Jack Gore (Timmy), Andy Walken (William), Santino Barnard (Pat). From ABC Studios.