Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that About a Boy is a comedy about a devil-may-care playboy who forms a relationship with his 11-year-old next-door neighbor and his single mom (it's based on the same-named movie). The bonds of family and friendship are front and center here, and the comedy is rather sweet. However, characters drink frequently on-screen and act drunk and silly. Main character Will seems to live in a world strewn with women in micro miniskirts and willing young ladies who buy his lines and are willing to come home with him and romp around in bed or out in lingerie. There they may get caught by 11-year-old Marcus, who says, "Cool, a bra." Parents beware.
Two out of three of the main adult characters are single and looking; Will in particular seems to have inordinate luck with ladies who enjoy lounging around his house in lingerie. There are sexual jokes, jokes about body parts, and references to sex and "getting laid," and Will seems to inhabit a world in which there are scantily clad nubile young women wherever he goes.
Marcus is occasionally threatened by bullies; there is light menace.
Some four-letter words such as "hell" and "damn," as well as salty language such as "that sucks" and a man being called a "puss."
The characters on the show are well-meaning and often there for each other when the chips are down; nonetheless, adults engage in questionable behavior and aren't always responsible, which is played for laughs. Also, there's lots of sexism in the way the main character is dishonest with women to get them into bed and how he brings the kid into his schemes.
Real celebrities such as Lil Jon are mentioned and guest-star.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink wine and beer on-screen and make references to being drunk. Will takes 11-year-old Marcus to a party where guests are swilling cocktails and Marcus has a drink that looks like juice but has an umbrella in it.