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'Suburgatory': Nailing Tessa's signature 'ballerina lumberjack' style

Why is it we love the proverbial fish out of water? They don't quite fit in. They don't particularly care for their surroundings. And they don't really care to change. But if you're as put together as Tessa (Jane Levy) from "Suburgatory," airing Wednesdays on ABC, you're OK with that.New Yorkers such as Tessa have a special way about them: a compassionate intellectual elitism that blends confidence with reluctant tolerance. And when costume designer Mynka Draper was tasked with dressing Chatswin's resident dissident, she knew things weren't going to go as normal."We wanted Tessa and her father to pop colorwise, but make them darker," Draper ("Easy A," "CSI: Miami") tells Zap2it. "That's kinda the opposite from what you normally do for TV shows. So we've gone with more muted tones that are a bit edgier. After all, she's cute, young, intellectual, alternative with a tomboy edge."She's used to identifying herself as a New Yorker and... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/suburgatory-nailing-tessas-signature-ballerina-lumberjack-style.html

TV ratings: 'American Idol' rises with Top 3, 'Criminal Minds' finale also up Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 16, 2012"American Idol" scored its biggest audience in more than a month on Wednesday night, leading FOX to a sizable ratings win. The two-hour season finale of "Criminal Minds" also pulled in strong ratings for CBS.The news wasn't as good for ABC. Its comedy lineup was down from last week, with the finale of "Suburgatory" drawing some of its worst ratings of the season. "Modern Family" was down some too, and at 10 o'clock "Revenge" took a slight dip from last week.FOX easily led the night with 17.3 million viewers and a 10.3 rating/17 share in households. CBS was the best of the rest with 10.4 million viewers and a 6.5/11. ABC (6.6 million, 4.3/7) came in third, followed by NBC (4.5 million, 3.1/5). The CW drew 950,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 4.8 rating, finishing way ahead of CBS' 2.7. ABC took... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-american-idol-rises-with-top-3-criminal-minds-finale-also-up-wednesday.html

'Suburgatory' Creator on Writing a Finale That Guaranteed a Series Renewal

  Going into Wednesday’s  Suburgatory  finale, series creator  Emily Kapnek  wanted to make it very hard for ABC to deny the show a second season by creating a "far out" episode that would "stir the pot." "I really wanted to create a lot of little loose threads so that there was no way they couldn’t pick us up," Kapnek tells reporters after a screening of the episode. "So that meant laying in these early storylines and bringing them far enough but not fully paying them off." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/aSDOtevvIos/suburgatory-finale-emily-kapnek-preview-325723

Suburgatory Boss Stirs the Pot with a "Mother" of a Season Finale

When crafting the final episode of Suburgatory 's first season, showrunner Emily Kapnek had one very simple goal: give ABC no choice but to renew the freshman comedy. "I really wanted to create a lot of loose threads so that there was no way they couldn't pick us up for Season 2," Kapnek told reporters at a special preview screening of the finale. "The main goal ... was really just to stir the pot. It was about finding a way to create all these great natural cliff-hangers with the stuff that we've had bubbling throughout the season and not fully losing the comedy. ... [ABC needed to be] dying to know what...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Suburgatory-Season1-Finale-1047552.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Suburgatory' Interview: Parker Young Talks Season Finale and Tessa's Bedroom

Things are looking rosy in Chatswin. When the season finale of Suburgatory airs, the show doesn't have to worry about the future. ABC recently renewed the suburbs-set comedy for a second season . This is great news for Parker Young, who plays sweet and dim-witted jock Ryan Shay. Young has been having a good year overall though. Between washing cars shirtless on Suburgatory , Parker found time to drop in on the Madison Avenue denizens of Mad Men to steal Pete Campbell's girl in a recent episode. This summer he'll be spending some time in the hot seat as a contestant on FOX's The Voice knock-off dating show, The Choice . Just like in Chatswin, everything is coming up roses for Young. //www.buddytv.com/articles/suburgatory/exclusive-interview-suburgator-45642.aspx

Suburgatory Season Finale “The Motherload” Episode 22

Suburgatory  season finale  "The Motherload" Episode 22  airs Wednesday, May 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis :  Residents of Chatswin go all out in celebration of their moms, leaving a noticeable void for Tessa, while Dalia chooses to go to Israel without  Dallas . Meanwhile George and Eden attend the Lerners’ baby shower, and Eden reacts to the endangered animal theme; Fred surprises Sheila with a special performance by her favorite solo artist, and Lisa makes a startling discovery, on the Season Finale of ABC’s "Suburgatory," WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/16/suburgatory-season-finale-the-motherload-episode-22/  

ABC Renews 'Modern Family,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' Five Others

ABC has renewed seven series, including comedies "Modern Family" and "The Middle," as well as its popular dramas "Grey's Anatomy" and "Castle." The network also renewed its freshman offerings "Once Upon a Time," "Suburgatory" and "Revenge." https://thewrap.com/deal-central/tv/article/abc-renews-modern-family-greys-anatomy-five-others-39396

Suburgatory “The Great Compromise” Episode 21

Suburgatory  "The Compromise" Episode 21 airs Wednesday, May 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  As Tessa adjusts to having Eden (Alicia Silverstone) living with them, she finds Eden helpful in her pursuit of a summer internship, while George has difficulty with Eden’s parenting. Meanwhile Sheila interferes with Noah’s relationship with Eden, and Malik and Lisa debate which camp to attend, on "Suburgatory," WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/09/suburgatory-the-great-compromise-episode-21/  

Top Moments: Desperate Housewives' Sex Stories and Good Wife's Kalinda's Got a Gun

Our top moments of the week: 12. Most Disturbing Use of Ear Muffs: Things get complicated quickly on Suburgatory when Eden — Noah's surrogate and George's lady friend — asks her baby doctor to say why having sex is good for the baby in front of Noah, George, Noah's wife Jill , George's daughter Tessa, and nosy neighbor Sheila. A fight breaks out between the overly protective Noah, George and Jill, at which point the doctor tells everyone to calm down because the baby is not reacting well to the tension. Cut to a sonogram of the fetus very clearly putting hands over his or her ears. The baby is not even born yet and needs a... //www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Desperate-Housewives-Good-Wife-1046944.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: 'American Idol' holds the line Wednesday, 'Modern Family' down a little

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012"American Idol" held onto its place at the top of the ratings Wednesday, rising a little in viewers and coming in even among adults 18-40 compared to last week's performance show. ABC's comedy block was off slightly, with "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" all coming in below average. "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," however, improved some on last week, which had a rerun lead-in.CBS' dramas were also off a little from their most recent originals, but "Law & Order: SVU" improved slightly. And once again, a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" on The CW drew a bigger audience than its initial airing on Tuesday.FOX drew 16.3 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night, beating CBS (10.1 million, 6.4/10) by a wide margin. ABC came in third with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.6/7. NBC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) finished fourth, while... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-american-idol-holds-the-line-wednesday-modern-family-down-a-little.html