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."
Tessa, get ready to meet your mom!
Suburgatory has cast funny lady Malin Akerman in the highly buzzed-about role of Tessa's long-gone mom, Alex, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Suburgatory boss on the "tough" search Tessa's mom, George and Dallas' rush into dating
"I'm a huge, nerdy fan [of Malin's] and this was an extensive search for...
The pressure is on for Suburgatory this coming season. On-screen, the family comedy is preparing to introduce the long-gone mom of Tessa (Jane Levy) as well as finally put will-they-or-won't-they couple George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines) together. Off-screen, the family comedy is in the hot seat (in a good way) after a last-minute bump on the fall schedule from 8:30/7:30c to the coveted post-Modern Family spot of 9:30/8:30c.
"I'm still trying to figure out what I should send [ABC Entertainment President] Paul Lee as a thank you gift," creator and executive producer Emily Kapnek says. "It's not just a huge opportunity, but a good fit. We were a little bit edgy at times for...
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...
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Suburgatory. Read at your own risk.]
brother mother! No, Tessa (Jane Levy) didn't actually come face-to-face with her long-gone mama in Suburgatory's season finale. However, she did...