Farewell Ye Ole Sullivan

November 21, 2014 9 Comments


The photo says it all.

TBS decided to pull the plug on the sitcom that I’m on. ‘Sullivan & Son’. The network had a major change at the top this fall. And my suspicion is that much like a football coach running a new team, TBS wanted to change the offense. When you change the offense you have to part ways with personnel (programming) that doesn’t fit that vision. Maybe TBS’ new boss has a different vision for the type of comedies they want to air.

Of course I can’t confirm this being the reason for cancellation but I’m sure that had something to do with it. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ARTICLE made mention of our show’s ratings but honestly when it comes to TV Ratings you can skew the numbers a thousand different ways to make arguments for or against cancelling a show. All depends on which data you choose to pay attention to. So I refuse to think ratings alone did us in.

That’s neither here nor there.

What I DO know is that I am HONORED! To have worked with some of the greatest professionals in the business in front of and behind the camera. Right down to the people in craft services who made sure the coffee was hot and the ice cream was cold. No matter what pictures you see, no matter what stories your hear you’ll never know the amount of love I have in my heart for Steve Byrne for creating such a great show and allowing me to be a part of it and connecting me with great actors.

If you knew how many people audition on a daily basis in this city you’d be amazed. To make it through that process with a job is nothing short of amazing.

If you knew how many shows get pitched in this city you’d be amazed. To have your show get picked up by a network and go to series is nothing short of amazing.

If you knew how many shows get cancelled in their first year you’d be amazed. To have a show go for three years is nothing short of amazing.

You should have the same amount of sympathy for me as you would for someone who won the lottery three years in a row. Because that’s exactly what happened to me. Thank you to the fans. Thank you the cast and thank you to the crew. Because that’s exactly what happened to me.

The lessons I’ve learned being a part of ‘Sullivan & Son’ will last a lifetime and are already being applied to the current projects that I’m working on. Thank you to Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, TBS and everyone who helped to make this show happen for three years.

Wood, Jr.

“Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you.”- Band Leader ‘Titanic’