For some reason, Jay Mohr hasn’t had much luck in starring roles. At least not the kind of success I think he deserves, given past performances. He had some success in Gary Unmarried in that the series made it to a second season, however most of the best of what he’s been involved in has had him set somewhere to the side of the lead characters. Such is the case for his role in the upcoming ABC comedy series Suburgatory.
Suburgatory follows a man (Jeremy Sisto) who uproots his teen daughter (Jane Levy) from the big city and moves her to the suburbs. I’m expecting a lot of fish-out-of-water comedy as Tessa and her father attempt to adjust to suburban-life. Among the cast is Cheryl Hines, who plays Dallas Royce, a wealthy wife and mother living next door to the lead characters. According to Deadline, Mohr has been cast in a recurring role to play Dallas’ husband Steven. He’s described as a man who models his life after Donald Trump and Donald Draper.
We’ve seen Mohr play the every-man before in Gary Unmarried and some other films, including one of my favorite guilty-pleasure rom-coms Picture Perfect, however this role sounds like it falls more in line with the Mohr we saw in Jerry Maguire, playing the cocky go-getter Bob Sugar. I liked that Mohr. I like any kind of Mohr, to be honest, so this is good news and all the more reason to look forward to Suburgatory, which premieres Wednesday, September 28th at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.
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