Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson
The road of great expectations invariably contains its share of potholes. So it is with SundanceTV's The Red Road (Thursday, 9/8c), a lugubrious six-episode drama that's as overwrought as it is underwhelming, representing a rare misfire for the channel that brought us such outstanding originals as Top of the Lake and Rectify last year.
Suburgatory returned this past Wednesday after a 10-month hiatus and down two cast members — three if you count fan-favorite recurring guest Parker Young — but creator Emily Kapnek insists that fans shouldn't be worried about the future of Chatswin.
"From a scheduling standpoint, there was a little bit of shuffling that goes on, but I will say that [ABC President Paul Lee] has been incredibly supportive of our show," she told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews. "I know that some of the scheduling stuff was hard and they're in the midst of trying to figure out what works where and we're very happy to be ....
Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy
When TV viewers last visited the immaculate streets of Chatswin on Suburgatory, George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) was having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of days. After deciding to co-habitate with his girlfriend Dallas (Cheryl Hines), George's daughter Tessa (Jane Levy) protested and left to move in with her mom. Then, Dallas dumped George, but only after he had purchased a hideous house for Dallas that he didn't even like.
Fortunately, when the ABC comedy returns for Season 3 (Wednesday, 8:30/7:30c), George's dog days are almost over. "George is at a real low place," Sisto tells TVGuide.com. "He's living in this horrible house that he bought for his ex-girlfriend with leather wallpaper, he has no furniture, his daughter has run away to live with his ex-wife, and his only companion is a big dog. But the beginning of the season is the end of that cycle...
Cheryl Hines is stopping by The Crazy Ones, TVLine.com reports.
The Suburgatory star will play...
Yahoo! unveiled its new slate of original programming at its newfront presentation Monday, including new comedy series from Ed Helms and John Stamos.
Michael Cudlitz, Gerald McRaney
Without question, the hour of TV I have been most anticipating — and dreading — this week is the season, and for all we know, series finale of TNT's remarkable, brutal, bleak yet gripping cop drama Southland (Wednesday, 10/9c). Anticipating because each week, this series somehow raises the dramatic stakes for its characters, in a grueling but rewarding tour of duty through the socio-ethnic sprawl of Los Angeles. Dreading because Southland has almost always lived on the verge of ratings extinction, from the time TNT rescued the show after NBC dumped it before its second season could even premiere, and I fear (as do many) that this fifth season could very likely be its last hurrah. (Several of its stars have signed up for new work during this pilot season, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall.)
Tessa (Jane Levy) vs. Dalia (Carly Chaikin): It's the battle that's been brewing since Suburgatory started, and on Wednesday's hour-long season finale (8/7c on ABC), series creator and showrunner Emily Kapnek promises the fireworks will be well worth the wait. "There is just a full-blown, very wildly choreographed girlfight," she tells TVGuide.com. "It's kind of one of those moments where it was bound to happen and it's the only way to settle it. It's really an epic girlfight."
Unfortunately their long-awaited scuffle couldn't come at a worse time for their parents. In the final moments of last week's episode, George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines) decided to move in together. So will Dalia and Tessa be able to work things out and co-habitate? Will George and Dallas actually go through with the big move? And what does Kapnek have planned for next season? Here are 5 more teases for what's on the horizon in Chatswin...
Courtney Merritt, Carly Chaikin and Jane Levy
Dalia and Daddy Altman kissing in a tree. K-i-s — wait, what?!
Suburgatory threw fans not one, but two curveballs last week when the sophomore ABC sitcom revealed that that a) Dalia (Carly Chaikin) used to hook up with Noah's eldest daughter, Jenna (Courtney Merritt), and b) that she had a secret stash of pictures of her and George "Daddy" Altman (Jeremy Sisto) hidden in her sock drawer. But what does it all mean? Thankfully, not everything is exactly what it seems.
Suburgatory's Tessa and more TV characters more adorable than New Girl's Jess
"There was a little misinterpretation on the Twitter-verse about the meaning behind those photos," creator and...
She sings. She dances. She makes music videos. Suburgatory's Dalia Royce may be Chatswin High's resident mean girl, but it's kind of hard to hate her.
Whether she's challenging her neighbor Tessa (Jane Levy) to a dance-off or burning up YouTube with her Rebecca Black-like single, "You Missed a Spot," Carly Chaikin's Dalia has quickly become a fan-favorite character on the ABC family comedy. Case in point: On last week's episode, Dalia delivered a completely off-key and slightly off-lyric rendition of "Send in the Clowns" at Marty's funeral. "I had an earpiece in...
Carly Chaikin, Cheryl Hines
She may be the most clueless mother on TV, but Cheryl Hines' Dallas Royce is such a hoot that we can see beyond the tacky outfits and terrible parenting she displays on Suburgatory. And clearly, so can her coworkers! In this clip from the extras on the ABC comedy's Season 1 DVD release (now on sale), Jeremy Sisto speaks the truth about everyone's favorite leopard-favoring neighbor...