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Release Date: 2013-04-17 Logline In the second part of the one-hour season finale, relationships are tested when George sells the house, buys Dallas her dream home and Tessa moves out. Synopsis In the second part of the one-hour season finale, Sheila launches a chastity campaign in Chatswin and convinces Mr. Wolfe to throw a Chastity […]
Manicured lawns. Cookie-cutter homes. Big lips. Little nose jobs. Synchronized sprinkler systems that erupt at the exact same time. A massive mall, the mecca for mass-consumerism and soggy food-court cuisine. Welcome to the suburbs, heaven for many. But for one teenage transplant from New York City, the suburbs represent her unique version of hell. Forget purgatory -- this is suburgatory.
With her motorcycle boots and oversized backpack, 16-year-old Tessa is perfectly at ease navigating the urban jungle she grew up in. So when her dad, George, a handsome architect in his late 30s, relocates her to greener pastures, Tessa goes into culture shock. What is this foreign land? What exactly is a "pep rally" and why are they needed? And since when is animal print considered a color?
Tessa is the town's sole pedestrian in a world where everyone is chauffeur-driven by their mothers in fully loaded SUVs. Tessa doesn't have either of those things -- she grew up with just her dad, and that was how she liked it. But now she is drawing all sorts of unwanted attention from overbearing suburban moms, like the blonde, bronze and buxom Dallas Royce. Dallas, mother of Dalia, Tessa's new nemesis, fancies herself a surrogate but without the stretch marks. She is intent on taking Tessa shopping, feeding her pot roast and snagging more face-time with Tessa's handsome father.
Will George be able to survive his own relocation plan, or will he need a witness protection plan to save him from these well-meaning moms? Will Tessa change the suburbs, or will the suburbs change her? Does this two-person family truly have less, or is it possible they have more?
SUBURGATORY is a family comedy that asks us not to judge our neighbors until we've gardened in their clogs. It is also about one man's struggle to answer the question that has plagued parents for all time: Is the safe choice really the right choice?
- Network: ABC
- Territory: World
- Program Length (min): 30