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'Suburgatory' season 3: Six scoops on what's coming up

After a long absence, Suburgatory returned with a new season this week. And at a panel during the Television Critics Association press tour, the cast (minus star Jane Levy, who is overseas) and producers teased what fans can expect in the episodes to come.

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'Suburgatory' ends on low note: Will it get renewed?

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Suburgatory, that perpetually under-the-radar ABC comedy, ended its second season on a low note in the ratings Wednesday night.

With back-to-back episodes in the 8 p.m. hour, the finale was down 6 percent from last week. The show left several plot threads up in the air for a potential third season, but will ABC give the show another round?

Right now, the odds are slightly against the series returning. With bubble shows that are still not renewed at this point, their fate tends to hinge on the strength of the network’s new pilots. And the buzz at ABC is that comedy development is strong this year. Suburgatory‘s fate will be revealed sometime before the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City next month.

Meanwhile another ABC comedy, newbie How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, dropped for the third week in a row, down 20 percent. Fox’s American Idol rose a little more this week, continuing its new upswing. Here’s the full chart: READ FULL STORY

'Suburgatory': Is Ryan going to Florida? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tessa’s trying her best to wear the Supportive Girlfriend Hat while Ryan contemplates his future in this week’s Suburgatory, but it’s not going to be easy.

Why? Because Ryan’s Florida-based college of choice is literally throwing money and hot girls at him to sway his decision. Even though Tessa is very much the choose-your-own-path type, might she start trying to sway her boyfriend’s choice? Will she buy him an alligator to make him stay? We’ll see how it all works out on Wednesday, but in the meantime, check out this exclusive sneak peek below!

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'Suburgatory' spoofs iconic scene from 'The Notebook' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

If you’ve been missing Suburgatory, you’re missing out on one of the greatest love affairs on TV. Or at least one of the most unexpected.

We recently saw Noah (Alan Tudyk) confess that he’s fallen for tribute-worthy housekeeper, Carmen (Bunnie Rivera). So what happens when he confesses his deep feelings for her? An amazing Notebook-esque moment (complete with “rain”) that you can watch below in an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode. READ FULL STORY

'Suburgatory' sneak peek: Tessa inspires 'football girlfriends' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tessa refuses to join the silent ranks of the Basketball Wives football girlfriends.

On Wednesday’s Suburgatory, when Tessa and Ryan officially become an item, Tessa finds herself walking amongst the “football girlfriends” — an elite group of banner-making teen-bots. And she’s not happy about it.

In the exclusive clip below, watch Tessa stand up for the group’s right to go home at a decent hour — even if all they want to do is watch Wednesday night TV. (Which we all should be doing — especially at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. Wink.) READ FULL STORY

'Being Human,' 'NCIS,' 'Elementary,' 'Grimm,' 'Big Bang': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

There’s no shortage of reasons to stay indoors and watch TV this week, people.

If you, like all the stars at the Golden Globes, have the super flu, you should probably remain locked in your batcave to avoid infecting others, and if you don’t have the super flu, well, why risk it?

If you need more motivation than that (why would you?) check out this week’s column for teases on some of the fun stuff in store on your favorite shows. Your fave not here? Make sure you send in your questions! (spoilerroom@ew.com)

See you next week.
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'Suburgatory': Malin Akerman meets the neighbors...and is judged -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Judging from this exclusive clip from Suburgatory‘s next new episode, we’re guessing first impressions aren’t among Tessa’s mom’s strong points. And that’s too bad because — as her daughter once learned — they’re everything in Chatswin.

Luckily, we think there’s a chance Alex (Malin Akerman) can bounce back from this mildly embarrassing introduction to the neighbors. Her meeting with her daughter, however? We’re not so sure that’ll go smoothly — especially considering the two haven’t been face-to-face since Tessa (Jane Levy) was a baby. Awkward…

Tune in Wednesday to see it all for yourself. The episode marks the first of two episodes in which Akerman guest stars.

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‘Suburgatory’ casts Tessa’s mom

'Suburgatory' casts Tessa's mom

Malin Akerman has scored a key role on the second season of Suburgatory.

EW has learned that after an “extensive” search, the show has cast the Children’s Hospital actress  to play Tessa’s (Jane Levy) free-spirited singer/songwrier mom, Alex, in the upcoming season. She will appear in the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes.

As fans will recall, Tessa’s mom has been out of her life since shortly after Tessa’s birth and in the new season, mum finally works up the courage to reach out to her daughter, hoping to put the past behind them. Creator Emily Kapnek weighs in, saying: “I’m so pleased that Malin Akerman has signed on for an arc on Suburgatory.  I’m a huge, nerdy fan and this was an extensive search for the right actress to play such a pivotal role in our show. It turned out to be well worth the wait.  She’s funny, gorgeous, and incredibly charismatic and I know her chemistry with Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy is going to be off the charts. Malin is a comedy writer’s dream, both beautiful and comedically fearless. I’m over the moon about her agreeing to play Alex.”

Suburgatory returns to ABC Oct. 17 in a new timeslot following Modern Family, 9:30 ET.

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'NCIS,' '90210,' 'Bones,' 'Grimm,' 'Nikita': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

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Sound the alarms. Set the DVRs. Alert your friends of impending hermit-dom. And send your spoiler q’s to Sandra: spoilerroom@ew.com. Or Tweet her @EWSandraG

‘NCIS': THERAPY FOR THE GANG?

The NCIS team has been through a lot of tough times together — but could the aftermath of last year’s finale explosion include some deep emotional and psychological consequences? That’s what one guest star will be tasked with finding out in the second episode of the upcoming tenth season. “A head-shrinker is coming to assess the mental status of our people,” star Michael Weatherly reveals. “And I don’t think anyone on this team should ever get looked at too closely by a psychiatrist.” READ FULL STORY

'Suburgatory' gets post-'Modern Family' timeslot on ABC fall schedule

Tess and George are movin’ on up in the fall — by moving to a new timeslot.

ABC’s Suburgatory, which is going into its sophomore season, has been given the highly coveted post-Modern Family timeslot, according toDeadline . Its former 8:30 p.m. timeslot will go to the network’s new alien comedy The Neighbors.

The swap is likely to be announced later this week to correspond with the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Take a look at the revised fall schedule below.
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Ana Gasteyer talks 'Suburgatory' season finale, takes EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Mother’s Day might have been last Sunday, but the people of Chatswin are celebrating it on tonight’s season finale of Suburgatory. And since the ABC sitcom is set in the suburbs, Mother’s Day is a big deal that, rather fittingly, is wrapped into a big contest amongst the town’s wacky constellation of characters. “It’s a full-town competition to prove whose mother is loved the most,” explains star Ana Gasteyer, who recently was upped from recurring to series regular for playing quirky, perfection-obsessed mother Sheila Shay. “There’s this totally asinine situation, with just days and days of us racing around — Shelia is just super hardcore. And as you can imagine, Sheila has high and exacting standards, and she likes to win, so there’s a lot of shenanigans surrounding that.”

Gasteyer can’t say enough about what you’ll see tonight. “It’s just a great episode because [creator] Emily Kapnek is just a genius,” she says. “Tessa [Jane Levy] is motherless. It’s like a huge component of why George brought her to the suburbs — why she is there — so it kind of hits the motherhood question from every angle.”

In terms of Shelia’s own relationship with her daughter Lisa (Allie Grant), there’s a big moment coming between the pair, too. “There’s a bit of a cliffhanger with Sheila and Lisa coming up,” Gasteyer says, “but yeah, I’m not allowed to say anything. I was told to keep my mouth shut.” Is there any chance the mother-daughter duo might reconcile all their differences? Fat chance. “It’s not getting resolved in an episode,” Gasteyer says. “It most certainly ain’t. But yeah, their relationship is loaded and fraught and it’s only going to get more so.”

Lastly, Gasteyer says that the finale provided her the opportunity to cross something off her personal bucket list… although she may just be saying that facetiously. “My dream of dressing up as Cinderella and riding in a carriage with my family has finally come true,” she says, with a laugh. “It’s a tiny little moment, but you will get to see me in full Cinderella glory. And I also will have a very, very, well known R&B singer serenade me.”

Now that Gasteyer has previewed tonight’s season finale, let’s see how she handles being grilled with an EW Pop Culture Personality Test.

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'Suburgatory' season finale: Mother's Day blues -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Suburgatory‘s season finale is about more than just what’s stuck in Tessa’s colon. (See the exclusive clip below for explanation on that one.) It’s also about Mother’s Day, no doubt a prickly subject for father-daughter pair George and Tessa, who we’ve followed through ups, downs and general hilarity all season.

And though it looks like Eden (guest star Alicia Silverstone) seems to have a tough time bringing up the subject without being cut down by Tessa’s running stream of mental insults, we’re sure she’ll get her to come around and talk about it. Because that’s what happens in season finales — progress.

Suburgatory‘s season finale airs Wednesday on ABC.

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EW's season finale calendar

Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off.  Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY

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