Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant, with Alan Tudyk, and Cheryl Hines
Created by Emily Kapnek
Written by Emily Kapnek, Directed by Michael Fresco
Suburgatory is a new sitcom on ABC that is the perfect bridge between two single camera comedy hits. Set in the suburbs outside New York City, the show has a Mean Girls feel as it is about teen Tessa Altman (Jane Levy) and her father George (Jeremy Sisto) who move to the suburbs when her Dad freaks out about finding condoms in her drawer. She sees that the suburbs are a superficial world that she doesn't think she'll ever fit into. Also in the cast is suburb teen queen Dalia (Carly Chaikin) and her equally superficial mother (Cheryl Hines). There's also a potential friend for Tessa in Lisa (Allie Grant) and her Dad's old friend Noah (Alan Tudyk).
BOTTOM LINE: This could be the show that ABC has been looking for to fit in-between The Middle and Modern Family. Its tone and style makes the perfect bridge and it's a much better fit than last year's Better With You. With strong acting and a strong plot, this could be the best in a season of comedies with a lot of potential (Up All Night, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl). I can't wait to come back for more.