Calm down everyone, it was just an interview! Soon after the end of the first season of The Real O'Neals, its star Noah Galvin made some controversial comments about gay Hollywood in a chat with Vulture — most of which he would later take back in a statement. Afterward, THR reported that ABC was apparently "blindsided" and that "the specter of a reduced episode order arose" at the network. Reportedly, an executive producer on the show was "begging the network not to take action." At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, executive producer Casey Johnson denied those rumors. “That part of that story is not true. There wasn’t any threat to cut our order or anything like that,” Johnson said on the comedy showrunners panel Thursday, according to the Wrap. “ABC has been incredibly supportive.”
Johnson wisely deflected the controversy. “You know, there wasn’t much going on behind the scenes," he said. "The article came out, Noah regretted what he said, and apologized really quickly. I think we’ve all said things we wish we hadn’t. We all got back to work. There wasn’t that much buzzing behind the scenes."