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Suburgatory

Suburgatory TV showNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 57 (half-hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: September 28, 2011 — May 14, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Alan Tudyk, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant, Cheryl Hines, Rex Lee, Abbie Cobb, Ana Gasteyer, Maestro Harrell, Kara Pacitto, Katelyn Pacitto, Jamie Denbo, Jay Mohr, Arden Myrin, Edward Padilla, and Parker Young.

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TV show description:
A moderately successful architect in New York City, George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) has been a single father to Tessa since his wife’s postpartum departure. He does the best that he can. What he lacks in a general knowledge of a teenage girl’s psyche, he makes up for with a genuine desire to understand and help her navigate through her adolescent years.

At 15, Tessa (Jane Levy) enjoys absorbing all the life lessons from life in the big city. She’s hip and has a genuine interest in Fellini movies and good indie rock music. The city is absolutely everything to her. After discovering a box of condoms in her room however, George decides that they need to move to the suburbs to find a more wholesome and nurturing environment. What they find in their new community of Chatswin is not what either expected and has George wondering if they haven’t jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Noah Werner (Alan Tudyk) is an old friend of George’s and is a suburban bon vivant. After putting himself through dental school, he decided he’d earned the right to let loose and experiences everything their suburban community had to offer. He loves and frequents every square inch of the place, from the tanning salons to the hair salons to whatever other in-vogue salon might pop up.

Dallas Royce (Cheryl Hines) is a flirty alpha mom who does it all and somehow keeps it all under control. She’s never seen the inside of a diner, flown with a layover, or spoken to a mechanic. She cares deeply about her fellow man though, as evidenced by her membership in numerous associations and charities — and her trying to help the Altmans. Impeccably dressed, she’s always happy to advise others how they should do the same.

Dalia Royce (Carly Chaikin) has lived in the lap of luxury her entire life. Her friends and everything she owns all scream money — including the car she isn’t licensed to drive. She’s Malibu Barbie, but with more mascara and less emotion. She would prefer not to mix company with those who spend less than $2000 when they shop.

In contrast is her daughter, Lisa Shay (Allie Grant). She’s the kind of person who deserves to be happy in life but probably never will be, at least not while she’s in high school. She spends her days doing all she can to fly under the radar. And who can blame her? Her parents shower all their love and devotion on her brother Ryan (Parker Young) and the Chatswin High glitterati respect only the Nordic and faux-Nordic.

At high school is Mr. Wolfe (Rex Lee), a man who never planned on being a guidance counselor but had to due to the bad economy. He’s fully embraced his position though — between the hours of 12:00 and 12:45. Despite his apathy, Mr. Wolfe has a good heart — mostly because he knows he has a yearly review with the school board.

George and Tessa slowly learn to navigate the pitfalls of suburban life and, with time, they might even find that it isn’t so bad. Once you get past the plastic smell.
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Series Finale

Episode #57 — Stiiiiiiill Horny
When Tessa joins a knitting circle, George is a little surprised by the age gap between Tessa and her new friends. Still reeling from his one-night stand, George decides to put pen to paper and writes a song dedicated to his muse. Meanwhile, newlyweds Malik and Lisa can’t seem to get along.
First aired: May 14, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like the Suburgatory TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

 

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Anonymous November 16, 2014 at 1:42 am

Loved this show!!!

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Jill October 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

bring back Suburgatory

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Alisa schlotfeld October 1, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I’m so upset that this show was cancelled!!! It was my favorite show. How can we get it back??

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Shelley Goyet August 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I’m soooo sad this was canceled! I loved this show! I’m so tired of great shows getting canceled! Ugh! It’s so frustrating! Bring Suburgatory back!!!!

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Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

How could they cancel such a great show. I always looked forward to watching this show. I could think of many other shows ABC could cancel…… I need to know if Tesa and Ryan became a couple again. Please don’t cancel show!!!!

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dolphin July 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

After reading some of the comments I’ve noticed that some of the fans are not bothered if they have another season (most would prefer it though) but just what happens to the characters later on. So why not just extended the season to the usual 22 episodes. Yes it got cancelled for season 4 but no one said that they couldn’t extended the season to more episodes. So long as we find out what happens to Lisa and Malik, Dallas and George, Ryan and Tessa and how Ryan’s girlfriends finds out about them and how she takes it. We don’t care how we find out, season 4 an extended season we just want to KNOW. Please and thank you.

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MJ Quatro June 1, 2014 at 12:23 am

I liked the show! What is wrong with you? Cast was great . I am disappointed. No warning either.

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Cj May 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

Is it a done deal? So sad…Wednesdays are the only nights we watch network TV…needless to say we will NOT be watching the Goldbergs. Bring back Suburgatory!!

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Colleen May 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

WE LOVE THIS SHOW, NEVER MISSED IT..THE CHARACTERS WERE FANTASTIC. There is so much junk on TV that should be cancelled and instead you cancel one of the funniest shows out there, WHY? The writers are great too. Wednesday night rocks for funny TV shows. Now i see why i noticed on TV last night that “THE GOLDBERGS” are replacing the spot where Suburagatory used be be between, “The Middle” and “Modern Family”. It won’t be the same.

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Beans May 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Sad to hear it was cancelled. Loved all the characters.

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Anonymous May 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Ru kidding me!

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Jasmine May 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Very sad to hear of the cancellation! This is a very good show

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jonell May 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Okay seriously out if all the shows that are boring and stupid you chose to cancel a funny one!! I’m so not happy about this news at all. And the neighbors should have not been canceled either. Whats wrong with your board that decides this are they that brain dead that you cant tell what good comedy is!!!!

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Mary Gardia May 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Please don’t cancel this wonderful show”Suburgatory”!!! The cast is great, storylines are wonderful and is one of the shows we really enjoy!!!

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BKD November 9, 2013 at 3:37 am

just one thing to say… Dhalia rocks, I mean her crying?! her attempt of blinking with tones of make up on?! priceless… PLEASE continue this show

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