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'Suburgatory' and 'The Bachelor' return in January, plus more ABC midseason premiere dates

ABC has announced its midseason premiere dates, and it's sticking to its announced plan to offer as few repeats as possible during the winter months.So while "Scandal," "Once Upon a Time" and "Grey's Anatomy" take a break in January and February, ABC is offering up a mix of new and returning shows -- including new seasons of "The Bachelor" and "Suburgatory" -- and a miniseries called "The Assets," about the Aldrich Ames scandal at the CIA in the 1980s."The Assets" will air at 10 p.m. ET Thursdays following a second season of "The Taste," giving ABC's regular Thursday lineup a break for January and February (and also not wasting any new "Grey's" or "Scandal" episodes opposite the Winter Olympics). "Suburgatory" will rejoin the network's Wednesday comedy lineup at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, and new comedy "Mixology" will premiere at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 ("Super Fun Night" will have finished its season by then).New dramas "Killer... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/suburgatory-and-the-bachelor-return-in-january-plus-more-abc-midseason-premiere-dates.html

'Suburgatory' Showrunner Sued by Former Manager

  Emily Kapnek Lagana , executive producer and showrunner of the ABC series Suburgatory , and her company Piece Of Pie Productions were sued Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by her former personal manager for commissions she is said to have failed to pay.    Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, of the Gotham Group, says in her suit for breach of contract and fraud that she represented Kapnek (as she is known professionally) from 1998 until earlier this year. Originally Goldsmith-Vein represented her as an agent while working for Artists Management Group.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/GM2db9G5Uhk/story01.htm

'Suburgatory' Season 3: Geoff Pierson is Tessa's granddad

The Altman family tree will grow a little in Season 3 of "Suburgatory" when we meet Tessa's paternal grandfather.He'll be played by Geoff Pierson ("Dexter," "24") in an episode of the ABC comedy, which is due for a midseason premiere. Tessa (Jane Levy) calls him to ask for help after George (Jeremy Sisto), his son, lets himself go a little following his breakup with Dallas (Cheryl Hines)."He's not taking the same pride in his appearance that he was while he was dating Dallas," creator Emily Kapnek tells TVLine. "Tessa gets concerned and winds up reaching out to George's dad, who he's not in great contact with."George's father is also concerned that his son won't completely deteriorat[e] in front of his kid. It's a really fun episode," Kapnek says.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/suburgatory-season-3-geoff-pierson-is-tessas-granddad.html

'Suburgatory' Season 3 cast shakeup: Alan Tudyk, Rex Lee leaving Chatswin

After "Suburgatory" barely avoided the cancellation axe from ABC this season, the comedy will lose two series regulars -- Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee -- in Season 3.Deadline reports that due to budget cuts that came with the renewal, the contracts for both actors were not extended. Tudyk played narcissistic dentist Noah Werner, who was best friends with George Altman (Jeremy Sisto), while Lee played Mr. Wolfe, the guidance counselor at the high school attended by Tessa Altman (Jane Levy)."Suburgatory" has an unusually large ensemble cast for a comedy series, and Deadline hints more actors could be let go or reduced to recurring. Besides Sisto and Levy, remaining cast members include Cheryl Hines, Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell, Carly Chaikin and Allie Grant.While Tudyk has played a significant role in several of the show's storylines, Lee's character was more a minor figure whose presence isn't likely to be missed by fans. The show arguably suffered a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/suburgatory-season-3-cast-shakeup-alan-tudyk-rex-lee-leaving-chatswin.html

ABC renews 'Nashville,' 'Suburgatory,' 'Revenge' and four more, picks up 'Super Fun Night' and 'The Goldbergs'

As is typical for ABC on the Friday evening before the official 2013-2014 schedule is announced, the network has announced renewals for several of its existing series and has picked up two new pilots to series. Fans of such shows as "Nashville," "Suburgatory," "Revenge," "Scandal" and more will be happy to hear their favorites are returning.At the same time, ABC has picked up two new series: "Super Fun Night," starring Rebel Wilson, and the coming-of-age-in-the-'80s show, "The Goldbergs."Most of the renewals are not much of a surprise from ABC. "Castle" and "Once Upon a Time" were assumed ready to return for their sixth and third seasons, respectively. "Grey's Anatomy," coming back for Season 10 in the fall, probably won't die until series creator Shonda Rhimes feels like it. And there's no way ABC would cancel the hot "Scandal" (also from Rhimes) before its third season.The other renewals -- "Nashville," "Revenge" and "Suburgatory" -- are... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/abc-renews-nashville-suburgatory-revenge-and-four-more-picks-up-super-fun-night-and-the-goldbergs.html

Suburgatory's Jane Levy Files for Divorce Following Secret Marriage

Jane Levy has filed for divorce after seven months of marriage, E! News reports. //www.tvguide.com/News/Suburgatory-Jane-Levy-Divorce-Secret-Marriage-1065084.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Moments: The Week Stephen Colbert Did Everything Right

Our best moments of the week: 12. What's in a Name? Award: Is the world big enough for two famous Adam Scotts? After Adam Scott the golfer won the Masters, Adam Scott the actor was predictably inundated with jokes. And he's sick of it. "The jokes were really lame," the Parks and Recreation star vents on Conan . "'I can't believe anyone could mix up the two Adam Scotts. They're "Poehler" opposites.' 'Hey Adam, you know what's way below par? Your acting.' ... I mean this with nothing but love in my heart, but, please, can everybody shut the hell up?" Impressed with how Scott handled the situation, Conan presents Scott with.... //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Moments-Stephen-Colbert-1064204.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Suburgatory Season 2 Finale 2013 “Apocalypse Meow”

Suburgatory Season 2 Finale 2013 "Apocalypse Meow" airs Wednesday, April 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Episode Synopsis: Suburgatory Season 2 Finale 2013 "Apocalypse Meow" – The bitingly iconic single-camera comedy, "Suburgatory," concludes the season with a one-hour finale event, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In the first part of the hour, "Apocalypse Meow," Dallas offers to help George tell Tessa that he’s sold their house and that they’re combining residences, but it doesn’t go as planned. The rift between Dalia and Tessa widens as Dalia goes out of her way to make Tessa miserable and Tessa seeks break-up revenge. Meanwhile, Noah obsesses over Carmen even though she’s dating his therapist. READ MORE...

TV ratings: 'American Idol' up slightly; 'Survivor' posts second-best number of the season

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 17, 2013"American Idol" rebounded again from its low numbers two weeks ago, rising a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 over last week and giving FOX a win on the night. Meanwhile, over on CBS "Survivor's" crazy Tribal Council posted its second-best numbers of the season. The rest of the field was dotted with a lot of reruns.FOX earned 12.4 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households for the top spot, followed by CBS at 7.7 million, 4.9/8. ABC eked out third place with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.2/5. Next was NBC at 4.4 million, 3.1/5 and the CW at 1.6 million, 1.0/2.In the adults 18-49 demo, the order was the same -- FOX at 3.3, CBS at 1.8, ABC at 1.5, NBC at 1.1 and the CW at 0.5.Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "American Idol" (11.6 million viewers, 7.1/11 households)CBS: "Survivor: Caramoan" (9.82 million,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/tv-ratings-american-idol-up-slightly-survivor-posts-second-best-number-of-the-season.html

SPOILERS: Happily Ever After?

Spoiler alert: Do not read on unless you've seen the one-hour Season 2 finale of ABC's "Suburgatory," titled "Apocalypse Meow" and "Stray Dogs." Read More... //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/lZqKG84nQhg/suburgatory-finale-george-dallas-break-up_n_3105007.html