'Suburgatory's' Chatswin to Become Real Town

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April 1st, 2013

Suburgatory Chatswin

Remember it's April Fools Day

via press release:

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION TO BRING FICTIONAL TV TOWN FROM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY Suburgatory TO LIFE IN LATE 2013

 

STUDIO HAS SECURED 400 ACRES OF LAND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK TO

CREATE A REAL-LIFE REPLICA OF FICTIONAL TOWN CHATSWIN; VIEWERS

WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME OFFICIAL RESIDENTS!

 

Series Star Ana Gasteyer Will Relocate Her Family to Chatswin

 

 

 

BURBANK, Calif. (April 1, 2013) — Life imitates art when Warner Bros. Television’s Wednesday night comedy Suburgatory (Wednesdays 8:30/7:30c on ABC) goes where no other scripted series has gone before: from TV town to real-life town. The Studio has secured 400 acres of unclaimed land in upstate New York and will soon break ground to create a new town, inspired by the series’ fictional town of Chatswin. Suburgatory will film upcoming episodes of the series on location in the new town, as signature businesses such as A Crystal Cup of Crystals, Chatswin High School, Chatswin Country Club and The Gurt Locker become working establishments.

 

Embracing the idea, Suburgatory star Ana Gasteyer has signed on to relocate from New York City so she and her family can become full-time residents of Chatswin. As part of this immersive experience, Gasteyer — when not in production — has agreed to occasionally host dinners, craft-making parties and gardening events as her character, Sheila Shay, in an attempt to connect with fans. A reunion of Sheila’s Pets is even being planned for fall! Involvement by additional cast members will be announced at a later date.

 

In another first, viewers of Suburgatory will have the opportunity to become official residents of Chatswin. All details — including home listings, job openings and educational enrollment — can be found at www.thewb.com/suburgatory.

 

About Suburgatory

In this clever comedy created by Emily Kapnek, 16-year-old Tessa (Jane Levy) is uprooted from her beloved New York City and planted in the suburban “purgatory” of Chatswin. But the suburbs aren’t all bad, as Tessa and her dad, George (Jeremy Sisto), discover — you just have to see things in a certain light. In addition to Sisto and Levy, the series stars Ana Gasteyer, Rex Lee, Chris Parnell, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant with Alan Tudyk and Cheryl Hines. Produced by Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Kapnek serves as executive producer.

 

 
  • DenverDean

    Lame April Fool’s Joke.

  • Just Desserts

    This is a nice gimmick. :-)

  • zerg

    Meh….like TWD finale

  • jimmers

    over the top April Fools joke…dont’cha think? lol

  • Nick

    Does the Cancellation Bear get a house?

  • TV Gord

    Damn. Just when I closed a deal on a house in BigBangTheory, Idaho! :-(

  • AJ

    The “Remember It’s April Fools Day” tag at the top kind of ruined the joke! Good one, though!

  • Ellen

    Can we read into the fact they mentioned “late 2013″ as evidence they’re going to renew the show ;)

  • One

    Normally, these posts contain links to past year’s unusual news bits on this day and date. Where are those this year?

  • TVMAN

    Ehh, lame joke

  • merrranga

    will this town also be completely comprised of horrible, despicable people that make you want to vomit rather than watch them for even a second?

  • Justin121

    You kind spoiled it with the spoiler up there…

  • Brian

    this joke is about as lame as the show is. I liked this show alot in season 1…but I am starting to contemplate removing it from my DVR schedule.

  • Christian Gosddard

    I thoutght this was real because i did,nt read the remember it’s aplril fools day

  • Nick

    Just wondering, was this from ABC or did you guys at TVBTN make this up?

  • Matt

    ABC put a lot of thought into this April Fool’s Joke. To be honest, I believed it for a second there.

  • Matt

    @Nick it was an official ABC press release. Was not done by TVBTN.

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