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SNL Grads Find a New Playground on Suburgatory

Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch

In theory, the ultra-conservative, country club-going fictional town of Chatswin, N.Y., seems worlds away from the controversial, tongue-in-cheek humor of Saturday Night Live. However, thanks to the magic of Suburgatory, suburbia and Stage 8H don't feel so far apart after all.

Since debuting last year, the ABC family comedy has welcomed several SNL vets into the fold, including Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell and Jay Mohr. The trend continues this season with the upcoming introduction of Tim Meadows as Malik's dad and — on Wednesday's Halloween episode (9:30/8:30c on ABC) — Rachel Dratch guest-stars as Paula, Sheila Shay's (Gasteyer) childhood rival, aka "The Witch of East Chatswin."

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Suburgatory Scoop: SNL Grad Tim Meadows and Paula Newsome to Visit Chatswin

Tim Meadows, Paula Newsome

Another Saturday Night Live alum will be stopping by Chatswin!

Tim Meadows has been cast as Edmond, Malik's dad on ABC's Suburgatory, TVGuide.com has learned. He will be joined by... read more

Suburgatory: SNL Vet Rachel Dratch to Lock Horns with Sheila Shay

Ana Gasteyer; Rachel Dratch

Another Saturday Night Live alum is visiting Suburgatory. Rachel Dratch will guest-star in the show's Halloween episode, TVGuide.com has learned.

ABC's fall schedule switcheroo: Suburgatory will follow Modern Family

Dratch's guest spot will reunite her with Chris Parnell and his on-screen wife, Ana Gasteyer.  Dratch, 46, will play a "frenemy" of Gasteyer's suburban mom, Sheila... read more

FX Bringing Wilfred, Archer, Sons of Anarchy to Comic-Con

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann

Sorry, It's Always Sunny fans: FX is only bringing Wilfred, Archer and Sons of Anarchy to Comic-Con this year.

Wilfred will kick off the network's Con coverage with a panel on... read more

FX Renews Archer for Fourth Season

Archer

All systems are a go for a 13-episode fourth season of Archer, FX announced Thursday.

Created and executive-produced by Adam Reed, Archer is an animated comedy about a spy agency and its employees. The voice cast includes Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Emmy nominated H. Jon Benjamin as the voice of the title character. Burt Reynolds lent his voice to an... read more

Thursday's TV: Sweeps Begin, and MTV Loses Its Pants

Justin Chambers and Ellen Pompeo

Things are about to get awfully busy on TV, as the February sweeps kick into gear tonight, meaning an end to the midwinter repeats for several weeks and blockbuster events over the next few weekends, starting with Sunday's Super Bowl on NBC, and continuing with the Grammys on CBS and the Oscars on ABC — just a guess, but these aren't listed merely sequentially but also in terms of audience buzz. (Adele joining the Grammy live-performance lineup makes that show instantly more interesting than anything that's likely to happen with this year's underpowered Oscars lineup.)

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9 Fun Facts About ABC's Revenge and 3 Upcoming Sitcoms

Emily VanCamp, Tim Allen, Jane Levy

Suburgatory's Jane Levy has an awesome life, Man Up! is not the Chris Moynihan show and that isn't all of Emily VanCamp's real body on the hot Revenge promo all over the country.

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FX Orders New Seasons of Justified and Archer

Justified, Archer

FX has ordered third seasons of Justified and Archer, the network announced Tuesday.

Justified, created by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. After becoming the second-highest series premiere in FX history in 2010, Season 2 has averaged 3.9 million viewers and 2 million adults ages... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Mad Love for Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Cheers to Chris Parnell for his endearing guest turn on Mad Love.

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The SNL veteran guested on CBS' freshman sitcom as a small-town cop, Dennis Barrett, who pulls over Connie (Judy Greer) for speeding. She initially flirts with him to try and get out of the ticket but is eventually charmed by his winning personality. Parnell and Greer have history — they costarred in ABC's underrated gem Miss Guided and both provide voices on FX's animated spy spoof Archer — and they developed a surprisingly potent chemistry in only a few scenes. Thankfully, we haven't seen the last of Parnell on Mad Love — he'll be back for another episode next month.

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Chris Parnell Talks Eureka, 30 Rock and Archer

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell was known on Saturday Night Live for being a man of many faces and voices — and he's continuing to diversify with his maiden sci-fi voyage. Parnell fills us in on his Eureka holiday special guest spot, plus his recurring roles on 30 Rock and Archer. read more

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