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Suburbian Planning: Is Bob Saget Returning to ABC?

Full House's Danny Tanner might be calling ABC home once again. According to Variety, the Alphabet network is in talks to save Surviving Suburbia, a comedy that was originally developed for the CW's Sunday-night lineup but as of late has been without a home. Starring Bob Saget, Cynthia Stevenson and Jere Burns, Suburbia was to premiere ...

Matt Mitovich

Full House's Danny Tanner might be calling ABC home once again.

According to Variety, the Alphabet network is in talks to save Surviving Suburbia, a comedy that was originally developed for the CW's Sunday-night lineup but as of late has been without a home.

Starring Bob Saget, Cynthia Stevenson and Jere Burns, Suburbia was to premiere on the CW in March, until the netlet scrapped its outsourcing arrangement with Media Rights Capital (an independent production house). Since then, the family comedy has been shopped around to other parties, while production has continued on the first 13 episodes.

Should ABC pick up Suburbia, it would be in keeping with what network entertainment boss Stephen McPherson told the press earlier this month at the Television Critics Association winter tour.

"A lot of the comedies on the air are kind of observational, and I like a lot of them, but I do think an intimacy is missing when the [traditional] sitcom is almost nowhere on the air," McPherson said. "I would like to see us get back to [programming], you know, a contemporary version of what we did with Roseanne and Home Improvement.  I think there is a real place for that." 

What's your take? Do you long to see more "traditional" sitcoms back on the tube?