With Better With You cancelled, that leaves the 8:30 p.m. spot open for something new and ABC is filling the gap with Suburgatory, a comedy series that follows a single father who moves his teen daughter from the city to the suburbs.
Suburgatory features a solid cast including Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under, Clueless), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Allie Grant, whom Weeds fans will recognize from her role as Celia’s often irritated daughter Isabelle. The premise sounds cute but the clips do an even better job of showcasing the humor in the series. I was really hoping ABC would find something good to put between The Middle and Modern Family if they weren’t planning on putting those two comedies next to each other. From the looks of it, Suburgatory is going to fit right in on Wednesday nights.
Below is ABC’s synopsis for the series and further down are a few clips from the premiere episode:
Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the 'burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they've ever been.
Suburgatory will begin airing Wednesdays this Fall (2011), 8:30-9:00 p.m., ET
CLICK HERE to view ABC’s Fall 2011 Primetime Schedule.