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LA Times TV critic identifies Tyler Ritter as gay in review of “The McCarthys” – makes correction

LA Times TV critic Robert Lloyd must think Tyler Ritter is a mighty good actor.

So good that Lloyd identified Ritter as being gay in a review of the new sitcom The McCarthys in which Ritter plays a gay man.

He isn’t.

Wrote Lloyd in Thursday’s paper: ‘And we note with some satisfaction that where the father (the late John Ritter of Three’s Company fame) got famous playing a straight man pretending to be gay – so he can room with two women, priceless – we have progressed at least to the point in which a gay actor can play a gay man as the lead in a network comedy, created by a gay man (Brian Gallivan, Happy Endings), and the only question is whether it’s funny or not. It’s not even a fluke anymore.’

The paper corrected the part about the younger Ritter’s sexuality on page A4 today: A review in the Oct. 30 Calendar section of the TV series The McCarthys incorrectly stated that actor Tyler Ritter is gay.

The online version of Lloyd’s review has been corrected.

As I mentioned in today’s Morning Man post, Tyler is married to Argentinian director Lelia Parma who he met during the three years he spent teaching in Argentina.

Anyway, Lloyd was complimentary about Ritter’s performance on the show: ‘ … There is something especially warming in the presence of Ritter. He looks, sounds and acts very much like his late father, John., a stalwart of the situation comedy through the l;ate 20th century.’

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