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...
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...
Watch out, George!
Wilmer Valderrama will reprise his role as Yoni on Suburgatory this season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
When Dallas' dog Yakult slips into a deep depression over losing his...
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...
Archie Panjabi, Alex O’Loughlin, Emily Van Camp
Who died? Who lived? This season's TV finales left fans with a host of the normal cliff-hangers, but the biggest burning question on many viewers' mind was who is going to play that role? A number of big shows left the door open to introduce pivotal characters in the fall, including one mysterious husband, and not one, not two, but three long-lost or believed-to-be-dead moms. Before production returns for the fall and casting kicks into high gear, we thought we'd take a closer look at these exciting series cast additions and make our own suggestions. Let the casting games begin...
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...
Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto
Alicia Silverstone knows she's about to divide Suburgatory fans. The Clueless star makes her Chatswin debut on Wednesday's episode (8:30/7:30c on ABC) as Eden, a wholesome, farm-raised lass from Montana who instantly has George eating the crunchy, non-processed granola out of the palm of her hand.
Which of course makes us cry: "What about Dallas?!"
Jeremy Sisto and Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone is no longer a virgin who can't drive.
The Clueless alum is reuniting with her with former on-screen co-star Jeremy Sisto for a multi-episode on Suburgatory in which Silverstone plays Eden, a love interest for Sisto's character, George. Although Eden's arrival may...
Add this to the list of unusual baby names: Bastian Kick Sisto.
That's the name of Suburgatory star Jeremy Sisto's new baby boy whom he and his wife, Addie Lane, welcomed on March 9.
Sisto tweeted the news Wednesday: