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Suburgatory Shocker: Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee Not Returning For Season 3

June 1, 2013 Leave a comment
Alan Tudyk, Rex Lee, SuburgatoryThere goes the neighborhood!

Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee will not be returning to Suburgatory for the ABC sitcom’s third season, sources confirm to E! News.

Sources tell us that Tudyk, who plays George’s (Jeremy Sisto) zany dentist friend, and Lee, who plays the high school guidance counselor Mr. Wolfe, could potentially return as guest stars.

Deadline first reported the news of Tudyk and Lee’s departure and cites a reduction in the license fee, which lead to budget cuts, as the reason.

Fan favorite Parker Young, who plays Tess’ (Jane Levy) dumb-but-cute boyfriend Ryan, also won’t be around Chatwin as much next season, as his pilot Enlisted was ordered to series by Fox.

Stil returning as regulars in season three are Levy, Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Carly Chaikin, Ana Gasteyer and Allie Grant.

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Suburgatory 2×19 Promo “Decemberfold” (HD)

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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ABC Comedy Wednesday 1/9 Promo – Modern Family, Suburgatory, The Neighbors, The Middle (HD)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Suburgatory 2×08 Promo “Black Thai” (HD)

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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ABC Comedy Wednesday – Nov 7th Promo (HD)

November 3, 2012 Leave a comment

ABC Comedy Wednesday Halloween Specials 10/24 Promo (HD)

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ABC Comedy Wednesday 10/17 Promo (HD)

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Suburgatory Season 2 Promo (HD)

October 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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Suburgatory – Season 2 – Cast Promotional Photos

September 23, 2012 Leave a comment

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Suburgatory – Season 2 – Malin Akerman cast

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

After an exhaustive search, ABC’s sophomore comedy has tapped Malin Akerman (Rock of Ages, Childrens Hospital) to play Alex, the estranged mother of Jane Levy‘s Tessa, TVLine has learned.

Alex, who will appear in this season’s Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes, is described as a beautiful, free-spirited singer/songwriter who’s never met her daughter. Her urge to form a relationship with Tessa has finally outweighed her fear and shame so she attempts to spend the holidays with her, hoping that the past won’t haunt either of them anymore.

“I’m a huge, nerdy fan [of Malin's] and this was an extensive search for the right actress to play such a pivotal role in our show,” raved series creator Emily Kapnek. “It turned out to be well worth the wait. She’s funny, gorgeous and incredibly charismatic, and I know her chemistry with Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy is going to be off the charts. Malin is a comedy writer’s dream, both beautiful and comedically fearless. I’m over the moon about her agreeing to play Alex.”

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Kalinda’s Husband! McGarrett’s Mom! 4 New Characters We’re Excited to Meet Next Season

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Who died? Who lived? This season’s TV finales left fans with a host of the normal cliff-hangers, but the biggest burning question on many viewers’ mind was who is going to play that role? A number of big shows left the door open to introduce pivotal characters in the fall, including one mysterious husband, and not one, not two, but three long-lost or believed-to-be-dead moms. Before production returns for the fall and casting kicks into high gear, we thought we’d take a closer look at these exciting series cast additions and make our own suggestions. Let the casting games begin!

Kalinda’s husband, The Good Wife
The Dirt: Viewers first learned that the “flexible” Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) had a hubby back in Season 2 before she woke up one day and decided she didn’t like her life, fled and changed her identity. Thanks to FBI Agent Delaney’s probe into Kalinda’s taxes and Alicia’s all-too good investigative skills, the good wife unknowingly called Mr. Kalinda’s Toronto-based F&E Construction “company,” and received a threatening callback. We also know he has a creepy laugh and that he is one of the few people who gets Kalinda shaking in her boots of justice.
The Role: Little is known about what kind of man Kalinda’s husband is. When speaking with TVGuide.com about the Season 3 finale, Panjabi said, “Next year it will either be the season of the bad wife or the good husband, meaning her husband. We don’t know what he’s going to be like.” However, the biggest requirement for this role is the most obvious: He’s got to be able to hold his own with fan favorite Kalinda, or should we say Leila. Chicago’s toughest private investigator went to great lengths to keep her past a secret, including smashing Blake’s car to pieces with a baseball bat and using said bat to beat the crap out of Blake himself.
Our Pick: Idris Elba. If there is anyone that can mix charm, intrigue and menace, it’s the man formerly known as Stringer Bell. Yes, these days the Golden Globe winner is already busy with another TV project — BBC’s Luther — but it’s a miniseries. Plus, it would let creators Robert and Michelle King cross another Wire alum off their list.

McGarrett’s mom, Hawaii Five-0
The Dirt:
At first, McGarrett’s mom was believed to have been killed in a car accident when Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) was just 16. It was later revealed that her death was no accident, but actually a homicide caused by Steve’s dad’s secret investigation into the powerful Yakuza gang. However, it was only after Big Bad Wo Fat was finally put behind bars at the end of Season 2 that the real truth was revealed by Joe (Terry O’Quinn): Not only is McGarrett’s mom alive, but she’s Shelburne, the only person Wo Fat feared. In the final moments of Season 2, Joe brought Steve to Japan to reconnect with his mom face-to-face.
The Role: Keeping in mind that she is the only person Wo Fat was afraid of, it’s safe to say that Mrs. McGarrett is a bada– with a capital B. Besides that? Details are scarce.
Our Pick: Just going on the fact that she’s been rogue for the last 15-something years and that she was the only person Wo Fat feared, our top choice is one of the top female action stars of all time: Alien‘s Sigourney Weaver. Geena Davis, who showed off her impressive combat moves and shooting skills in films like The Long Kiss Goodnight and Thelma & Louise, would also be a good contender.

Emily’sAmanda’s mom, Revenge
The Dirt:
Is there any chance that David Clarke (James Tupper) left another mysterious wooden box lying around with all the info on his former wife, because we don’t really have much else to go on. “Momanda,” as the Internet has dubbed her, was rarely ever mentioned until Nolan uncovered that old video of Victoria saying she was alive.
The Role:  Again, there is little intel out there, but from what series head Mike Kelley said in interviews last week, Emily’s mom sounds pretty fragile underneath that hard shell (à la Homeland heroine Carrie). “It would be really great for her to be as formidable as Madeleine [Stowe], but it’s a completely different part,” Kelley told Entertainment Weekly. “What you’re going to discover about the woman who was Emily’s mother is the circumstances under which they were separated and you’re going to find that there’s some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore. For Emily (Emily VanCamp), she’s going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself.”
Our Pick: When it comes to tough ladies of the small screen, Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell immediately comes to mind. Her character, Juliet, was considered by many to be one of the ABC drama’s best villains, but she still had viewers reaching for the tissues when she died in the Season 6 premiere. A more twisted — but possibly brilliant — casting would be Desperate Housewives‘ Nicollette Sheridan, who wore emotionally unstable so well when she faked her own suicide on Wisteria Lane and who we would pay good money to see in a catfight with Stowe.

Tessa’s mom, Suburgatory
The Dirt:
It’s hardly a secret that Tessa’s mom left her and George (Jeremy Sisto) behind a long time ago, but what started out as Tessa (Jane Levy) playing the “my mom left when I was young” card to win over her cool poetry teacher slowly morphed into a much bigger emotional void. Her mom’s departure hardly sounds amicable, as first hinted by Tessa’s maternal grandmother. “You imagine that there was some sort of court battle between them,” show boss Emily Kapnek told reporters at a May screening. “In my mind, George probably threw down some sort of an ultimatum with her as she was on-again, off-again after Tessa was born, saying, ‘Be here or don’t be here, just be consistent.'”
The Role: When producers were originally casting the role for Season 1, “Alex” was described as a neurotic, artistic mess who shared a passionate but futile relationship with George before she felt overwhelmed by the pressures of motherhood and peace-d out to go find herself. In most recent interviews, Kapnek has said that the character will also share Tessa’s sharp tongue and wit. “If there’s way to do that without making her seem like a total a–hole, that’s my goal. We don’t want her to be a villain,” she said. “She’s certainly not perfect, but that you can have some compassion for what she went through.”
Our Pick: Funny woman Judy Greer’s comedy pilot didn’t get the green light from ABC this season, which leaves her ample time to stop by Chatswin. The perennial rom-com BFF has always been able to bring humanity and wit to characters not afraid to tell it like it is (see: 27 Dresses, Mad Love). After years of mining for funny moments in dramas like True Blood and The Good Wife, the versatile Carrie Preston could also be an unexpected treat.

Who do you think should play these roles? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

ABC: Renewed, Canceled or Picked Up?

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment

ABC

Renewed

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed
Body of Proof: Renewed
Castle: Renewed
Cougar Town : Renewed and headed to TBS
Dancing With the Stars : Renewed
Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23: Renewed
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed
Happy Endings : Renewed
Last Man Standing : Renewed
Modern Family: Renewed
Once Upon a Time : Renewed
Private Practice: RenewedRevenge : Renewed
Scandal: Renewed
Shark Tank: Renewed
Suburgatory: Renewed
The Bachelor: Renewed
The Bachelorette : Renewed
The Middle: Renewed
Wife Swap: Renewed

Canceled

Charlie’s Angels: Canceled
Desperate Housewives: Series finale airs this Sunday
GCB: Canceled
Man Up: Canceled
Missing: Canceled
Pan Am: Canceled
The River: Canceled
Work It: Canceled

Picked Up
666 Park
When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.

Family Tools  (AKA: Red Van Man)
Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is the King of Epic Fails. When it comes to his career, he always screws things up. In the Army, he accidently shot someone. In the Police Academy, he accidently shot himself. So Jack is headed home to regroup, again. Jack’s dad, Tony (JK Simmons), has spent his whole life building a successful hometown handyman business, but is suddenly forced to retire due to a heart condition. Jack becomes the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix. Jack soon discovers there’s quite a learning curve to this handyman stuff.

How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life
Polly, a recently divorced, single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.

Last Resort
An international action-thriller-soap that follows the story of establishing a new society in a world held hostage by the crew of a ballistic missile submarine. Basically a U.S. nuclear sub crew refuses orders to fire their missiles and escape to a NATO outpost and declare themselves the smallest nuclear nation.

Malibu County
In Malibu Country, McEntire stars as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts to revive her music career while keeping her children from being corrupted by the city. McEntire will reunite with Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, who will write and executive-produce the pilot, along with Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart and Narvel Blackstock.

Mistresses (2012)
Written by K.J. Steinberg (co-executive producer of Gossip Girl and The Nine), the series follows four women buffeted by the scandalous romantic lives they’re leading.

Nashville (2012)
A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise.

Red Widow (AKA: Penoza)
Meet Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell – Melinda and Melinda) a suburban housewife who’s living the good life in Northern California. Behind this perfect facade is a family of organized criminals. Marta’s father, her brother, and husband Franklin all make their living through illegal means, and up until now, she has turned a blind eye to this fact. But when Franklin is murdered, Marta uncovers a tenacity she never knew she had.

The Neighbors (AKA: Down To Earth)
Family that moves into a highly desirable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that the entire neighborhood is made up of aliens disguised as humans.

Zero Hour (2012)
A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.

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