Tonight's Fall Premieres: 'Suburgatory' and 'Happy Endings' [Wednesday 9/28]
Tonight's big premieres are all over on ABC. Emmy Award-winning comedy "Modern Family" (which premiered last week) gets sandwiched tonight between the premiere of one new comedy, "Suburgatory," and the return of the still-new "Happy Endings."
"Suburgatory" lands somewhere between "Desperate Housewives" and "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" while "Happy Endings" plays like a slightly raunchier version of "Friends," with some serious comic talent to boot. Check out previews on both season premieres.
8:30 p.m. EST
With a cast including Cheryl Hines from "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Rex Lee (Lloyd from "Entourage"), Ana Gasteyer from “Saturday Night Live” and Jeremy Sisto from "Six Feet Under," this comedy about life in the suburbs for a city girl has a lot of promise.
When George (Sisto), a single dad, finds a box of condoms belonging to his daughter Tessa (Jane Levy), he uproots them from their New York apartment to the suburbs. There they find a “Desperate Housewives”- like den of cougars and a high school full of vacuous teens who speculate that Tessa is a lesbian. Hijinks ensue.
Watch a preview of “Suburgatory”:
9:30 p.m. EST
Happy Endings (ABC)
“Happy Endings” has a cherry spot on the ABC lineup right next to Emmy winner “Modern Family.” That’s no indicator of quality, but it is an indicator of the network’s hopes for this “Friends”- like comedy about a group of young adults living in the city.
Elisha Cuthbert is reason enough for most red-blooded males to give a show a look-see, but “Saturday Night Live” alum Casey Wilson is the real star of this comedy, and in-demand comedic actor Damon Wayans, Jr. was steps away from joining “New Girl” before this series was renewed.
In the opening episode, Penny buys her first house and Alex and Dave celebrate the first anniversary of their botched wedding with some frank discussion.
Watch a preview of "Happy Endings":