What makes the suburbs an ideal place to live in? ABC will attempt to answer that through its new comedy entitled Suburgatory
, which follows single father George and his 16-year-old daughter Tessa as they get culture-shocked and discover what the suburbs has to offer besides pot roasts, nose jobs, high school mean girls and neighbors that look like the Real Housewives.
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In the first episode of Suburgatory season 1, viewers will learn a little bit about George and Tessa's backstory. In a nutshell, George has been raising Tessa since she was a baby and he's been doing a pretty good job until he discovers a box of condoms in her room, causing him to doubt his parenting skills. Believing that life would be better in the suburbs, he packs up their bags and leave New York -- a decision that doesn't really sit well with Tessa.
As expected, Tessa suddenly feels like an outcast in their new neighborhood. And why wouldn't she? Aside from the horrors of living in a neighborhood that's "too perfect," she has to deal with the fact that she's the new kid in school. She also has to put up with her "campus buddy" Dalia who doesn't really want to be her friend. Eye candy George, on the other hand, appears to be the target of everyone woman in the neighborhood, especially Dallas Royce, who just happens to be Dalia's mom.
Will George and Tessa find what they're looking for in the suburbs? We'll find out as Suburgatory season 1 premieres on Wednesday, September 28 on ABC. In the meantime, check out this preview:
Suburgatory season 1 features Jeremy Sisto as George Altman, Jane Levy as Tessa Altma, Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce, Carly Chaikin as Dalia Royce, Allie Grant as Lisa Shay, Alan Tudyk as Noah Werner, Rex Lee as Mr. Wolf, Ana Gasteyer as Sheila Shay and Chris Parnell as Fred Shay.