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Doctor Who's Karen Gillan Lands Lead in ABC's Selfie

Karen Gillan has been tapped to star in ABC's comedy pilot Selfie, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Doctor Who alum will play Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed woman who is more concerned with "likes" than being liked. But when she becomes the subject of a viral video made after...read more

ABC Picks Up Comedy Pilots from Suburgatory and Awkward Creators

ABC has picked up two comedy pilots, one from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek and one from Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Suburgatory Team Talks About "Leaner" Cast, and the Shays' New Addition

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 ....read more

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'Hung 07' Preview (HBO)
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'Hung: Sn 1 / Ep 1 Recap' (HBO)

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The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth
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Catch and Release
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I'm Just Not That Into Me
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About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 Suburgatory TV Show Series, Creator
2011 Suburgatory TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 Hung TV Show Series, Co-Executive Producer
2008 Aliens in America: The Muslim Card
Season 1, Episode 15
Episode, Writer
2007 Aliens in America: My Musky, Myself
Season 1, Episode 8
Episode, Writer

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Suburgatory's Jeremy Sisto on George and Tessa's New Resolve and Being "Hurt" by Dallas

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... read more

ABC: The End of Grey's Anatomy, Shark Tank Week and a Revamped Revenge

When will Grey's Anatomy end? Although ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee stopped short of confirming that this season will be the show's last at the Television Critics Association fall previews Sunday, he did say that creator Shonda Rhimes is "planning a number of series outs" should any cast members not renew their contracts. As it is, the network hopes it will "go on for many, many years to come."

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An Epic Girlfight! College Plans! 6 Teases for Suburgatory's Season 2 Finale and Beyond

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... read more

Suburgatory Boss on Dalia's Deep, Dark Secret and Her "Ultimate Vendetta" Against Tessa

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... read more

Suburgatory Boss on Introducing Tessa's Mom: Malin Akerman is the "Total Package"

To say the introduction of Tessa's mom on Suburgatory has been a long time coming is a little bit of an understatement.

"This was much later than we originally planned," creator and showrunner Emily Kapnek tells TVGuide.com of the debut of Tessa's long-gone mom Alex (played by Couples Retreat actress Malin Akerman). "We thought that we would get there by the [Season 1] finale and, at the same time, none of us were willing to rush that character in the door if we hadn't found the right person. It was really, really difficult, but Malin is the total package."

Wednesday's Thanksgiving episode of Suburgatory (9:30/8:30c on ABC) serves up a big helping of family drama when Alex, who left town when... read more

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