‘Suburgatory’s’ Chatswin to Become Real Town
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.
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.