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Suburgatory Season 2 Episode 8 “Black Thai”

Suburgatory  "Black Thai" season 2 episode 8  airs Wednesday, Jan 9, 2012 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  When Tessa and Dalia get their PSAT results, Dalia receives a new car and Tessa gets ice cream as a reward. Tessa is miffed that Dalia got a car, and becomes obsessed with finding out Dalia’s score. The rift between the girls leads to an argument between George and Dallas, and the only thing that can help them is an old fashioned hip hop dance off. Meanwhile Noah and Jill hire Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby after he’s rejected by the finest day care in Chatswin, on "Suburgatory ," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

Let’s Take a Moment to Really Appreciate Suburgatory’s ‘Friday’ Tribute

As we near the two-year anniversary of Rebecca Black’s "Friday," attention must be paid to Suburgatory ’s loving if belated tribute to the addictive, soul-crushing meme, which debuted during last night’s Christmas episode. Not only is "You Missed a Spot" a hell of a lot catchier than "Friday" "writer" Patrice Wilson’s follow-up, "It’s Thanksgiving" (and several million of you have watched that, for shame), it’s a study on how to do such things correctly. Dalia (the brilliantly deadpan Carly Chaikin) quite rightly won back the Royces’ housemaid Carmen with lots of Auto-Tune and a recap of life without her ( I washed my silk shirt. That hurt. The tag said to dry clean it, but without you I didn’t read it ). Series showrunner Emily Kapnek told Vulture the music video was 28 episodes in the making. She recalled the fateful day one of her bosses alerted her to Rebecca Black. "On March 18, 2011, I received an e-mail from [Warner Bros. executive vice-president Susan Rovner]. Subject line: OH MY GOD . It said, essentially, ‘Holy shit, you have to see this rich girl singing this terrible song that her mom subsidized.’" Kapnek vowed to re-create its crazy genius and a year later it dawned on her that Dallas could be that mom! She wrote the song about Dalia's many laundry problems with series composer Jared Faber. "Stylistically, we tried to bring in a little touch of ‘Gangnam Style’ with a splash of Britney’s ‘Toxic,’" she said. Made with so much heart heart heart-heart heart-heart . //

Suburgatory Season 2 Episode 7 “Krampus”

Suburgatory  "Krampus" season 2 episode 7  airs Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis :  When George sends Tessa to NY for a Christmas excursion with her mom, he assumes that he’s given her the best present ever. Tessa soon learns to be careful what you wish for, and she finds herself missing George and  Chatswin. Meanwhile Ryan finds out that he was adopted — throwing the Shay family in turmoil — and Carly asks for Carmen for Christmas, on "Suburgatory ," WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //

Suburgatory Season 2 Episode 6 “Friendship Fish”

Suburgatory  "Friendship Fish" season 2 episode 6  airs Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis :  When Dallas gives George a Chatswin makeover, he decides he likes his new look and begins to feel at home in the suburbs. But as soon as some of George’s friends from New York visit, they start poking fun at his girlfriend and new life. In an effort to get back at them, George and Dallas make a pitch for the Scarsdale Performing Arts Center job that his friends are after. Meanwhile, Malik leaves Lisa for two days, so she decides to spend every minute with Tessa. Part of their girl bonding time involves them eating some smoked fish, which leaves Tessa in the hospital with food poisoning, on "Suburgatory ," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network . Read More.. //

TV ratings: 'Modern Family' and holiday specials solid Wednesday, 'X Factor' rises

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012Wednesday's "Modern Family" improved on its ratings from its last new episode, keeping a stranglehold on the adults 18-49 crown for the night. "Suburgatory" was down a little in viewers, but it improved its 18-49 rating from two weeks ago.Elsewhere, NBC's all-holiday special lineup turned in better-than-usual numbers for a Wednesday, and "The X Factor" was up a good amount from last week's pre-Thanksgiving show. "Arrow" also stayed strong for The CW, while all of CBS' lineup improved on last week on the way to a win in total viewers.CBS averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share in households in primetime. FOX (8.1 million, 4.7/7) came in second, while ABC (7.97 million, 4.6/7) just edged NBC (7.96 million, 4.9/8) for third. The CW brought in 2.9 million viewers and a 1.8/3.ABC and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 2.8. CBS was right behind... //

'Suburgatory' scoop: Mary Kay Place is Sheila Shay's mother

It appears that Sheila and Lisa Shay don't have a monopoly on mother-daughter conflict on "Suburgatory."The ABC comedy will introduce Sheila's (Ana Gasteyer) mother later this season, and you'll see that Sheila has just as many issues with her as Lisa (Allie Grant) does with Sheila. The source of Sheila's anguish is Emmy winner Mary Kay Place (late of "Big Love"), Zap2it can exclusively reveal. Place will appear in an episode set for February, when Lisa's "Gam Gam" arrives in Chatswin and throws a wrench into Sheila's Valentine's Day plans.RELATED: Jane Levy on 'Suburgatory' Season 2Gam Gam is described as a "brash bon vivant" -- i.e., the opposite of the uptight, appearance-obsessed Sheila. She disapproves of most of the decisions Sheila has made in her life, with one big exception: She's a big fan of Fred's (Chris Parnell). Maybe a little too big.What do you think of the casting? Pretty good resemblance there, wouldn't you... //

Top Moments: Horror Story's Bloody Reveal and Live with Kelly & Michael's Snake Scare

Our top moments of the week: 17. Craziest Crowd: This little British boy band called One Direction — perhaps you've heard of them? — appear on the Today show Tuesday in front of a record-breaking crowd to perform their hit "Live While We're Young" to throngs upon throngs of teenagers (and their very loving parents). Ironically, nobody can hear the performance they camped outside for four whole days to see over the cacophony of screams coming from the audience. 16. Lamest Twist: Top Chef brings back alums Stefan, C.J. and Josie to judge a Quickfire, but their work doesn't end there. After they name a... //

Suburgatory Boss on Introducing Tessa's Mom: Malin Akerman is the "Total Package"

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 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... //

SUBURGATORY: Jane Levy Teases the Return of Tessa’s Mother

For SUBURGATORY’s Tessa, her long-absent mother has been a cloud that’s hung over the series (and her life) for a bit, but on tonight’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, she is finally reunited with her mom, Alex (played by Malin Akerman). "It’s really strange, I don’t know how to describe it in words, what the reunion’s like or [...] //

Suburgatory Season 2 Episode 5 “The Wishbone”

Suburgatory  "The Wishbone" season 2 episode 5 airs Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  When Tessa decides she wants to spend Thanksgiving  in the city with her grandmother and birth mom (who is planning to fly in from Berlin), Dallas decides to fire Chef Alan and have George host Thanksgiving to keep him occupied. But when George finds his cooking skills inadequate, he winds up schilling out cash to Chef Alan to help make the meal edible. Meanwhile, after missing Alex (Malin Akerman) in NYC, Tessa returns home to find a surprising Thanksgiving dinner , on "Suburgatory," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //