Ellen Pompeo, Jesse Williams and Justin Chambers
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."
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...
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...
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."
Jane Levy, Malin Akerman
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...
Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto
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...
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...
Jane Levy and Carly Chaikn
[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...
When crafting the final episode of Suburgatory's first season, showrunner Emily Kapnek had one very simple goal: give ABC no choice but to renew the freshman comedy.
"I really wanted to create a lot of loose threads so that there was no way they couldn't pick us up for Season 2," Kapnek told reporters at a special preview screening of the finale. "The main goal ... was really just to stir the pot. It was about finding a way to create all these great natural cliff-hangers with the stuff that we've had bubbling throughout the season and not fully losing the comedy. ... [ABC needed to be] dying to know what...