Before it even debuted, ABC’s newest family comedy “The Real O’Neals” was generating controversy. Slammed by religious groups for its blasphemous premise (a gay teen coming out to his staunchly religious mother) and mockery of all things Irish Catholic, the show may have been preordained with swift cancelation. However, since its March 2 premiere the infectious mishaps of the imploding O’Neal family have caught on, resulting in the network renewing it for a second season.
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