ABC Picks Up Surviving Suburbia From The CW

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February 4th, 2009

Surviving Suburbia was originally slated to air on the CW Sunday night in the spring as part of the MRC deal which imploded in November.

via ABC press release:

Series Starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson
Will Air Mondays at 9:30 p.m., Following "Dancing with the Stars"

ABC announces the premiere of new half-hour comedy series, "Surviving Suburbia," starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson, on MONDAY, APRIL 6 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), following "Dancing with the Stars."

In the family-centered tradition of "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement," "Surviving Suburbia" opens the curtain to follow Saget ("How I Met Your Mother," "Full House") and Stevenson ("Men in Trees," "Dead Like Me") as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. But Steve maintains a rather cynical point of view on family, friends, neighbors, society -- pretty much everyone and everything -- as he tries to survive suburban life. "Surviving Suburbia" takes a contemporary look at family life and the reasons one might have to question the system -- How does exchanging keys with a neighbor for emergencies result in house sitting? Why do kids' classroom projects inevitably become the parents' responsibility? When did we start needing mediators to handle disagreements between adults? - all of which goes to prove that it's never just another sunny day in the suburbs.

Also starring in the half-hour comedy series are Jared Kuznitz ("Otis," "Dance of the Dead") and G Hannelius ("Interrogation") as the Patterson kids. Jere Burns ("Good Morning Miami," "Something So Right") and Dan Cortese ("What I Like About You") are recurring guest stars.

"Surviving Suburbia" is produced by Media Rights Capital. Kevin Abbott ("Reba," "Roseanne," "Grace Under Fire") and Acme Productions' Michael Hanel & Mindy Schultheis ("Rita Rocks," "The War at Home," "Reba," "Titus") are executive producers. Thirteen episodes have been shot.

 
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