Malin Akerman joins cast of Suburgatory

Malin Akerman has joined the cast of Suburgatory and will play Tessa’s (Jane Levy) “free-spirited, singer/songwriter” mother, Alex.

Lisa Rinna leaving Days Of Our Lives…again

Lisa Rinna, who returned to Days Of Our Lives in March, after originally leaving in 2005, has decided to leave the show again, this time to pursue a talk show career. Continue reading »

8:00pm Tuesday, June 26 on TV2

It’s a Clueless reunion! Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto ‘like-totally’ re-establish their on-screen chemistry tonight, in Suburgatory.

When George (Jeremy Sisto) meets a gorgeous girl with a penchant for healthy eating at the Chatswin Farmer’s Market, there is an immediate attraction and he can’t get her out of his head.

Meanwhile, Dallas’ dog, Yakult, goes missing and it’s up to Tessa (Jane Levy) and Dalia (Carly Chaikin) to find her. Plus, Noah (Alan Tudyk) and Jill (Gillian Vigman) make a surprising announcement.

8:00pm Tuesday, June 12 on TV2

Robin Givens crashes the party tonight in Suburgatory and gives Dallas (Cheryl Hines) one hell of a headache.

When George (Jeremy Sisto) picks Tessa (Jane Levy) up late from school she decides to get a job working for Dallas (Hines) in order to buy her own car.

Meanwhile, Dallas invites her sorority sisters to stay with her in order to celebrate the opening of her store, ‘A Crystal Cup of Crystals’; however, her rival sorority sister, Tulsa (Robin Givens, Chuck), decides to crash the party.

8:00pm Tuesday, June 5 on TV2

Shelia’s friendly flirting is confused for an unrequited obsession in Suburgatory.

When Fred Shay (Chris Parnell) and Sheila (Ana Gasteyer) organise a croquet match with Dallas (Cheryl Hines) and George (Jeremy Sisto), Fred misreads Sheila’s interest in George and tells him that Sheila is fantasising about him and asks him to seduce her.

Meanwhile, Tessa (jane Levy) desperately wants to impress the new poetry teacher, Ms Evans (Jackie Geary, Rizzoli & Isles), but she seems to prefer Dalia’s (Carly Chaikin) prose.

8:00pm Tuesday, May 8 on TV2

An X-rated gift and an outraged father get in the way of teen romance this week in Suburgatory.

Tessa (Jane Levy) enjoys rubbing it in Dalia’s (Carly Chaiken) face that Scott Strauss (Thomas McDonell) chose her over Dalia, and the closer Tessa gets to Scott, the more nervous George (Jeremy Sisto) becomes.

When George discovers a box of XXL condoms left for Tessa, he becomes obsessed with trying to keep her at home and away from her new boyfriend.

8:00pm Tuesday, April 24 on TV2

Can you spot the Cougar Town star? Dan Byrd, also known as Travis, makes an appearance as a new love interest tonight in Suburgatory.

You won’t have seen your favourite Cougar Town stars since last season but keep your eyes peeled as they will be popping up in TVNZ shows throughout the year. Expect to see the gang in shows such as: Castle, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy.

This week on Suburgatory, when Tessa (Jane Levy) is asked to show new guy Josh Sherman (Byrd) around school, she becomes convinced that he’s gay, when in fact he’s an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa (Allie Grant) becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertently convinces Mr Wolfe (Rex Lee) to make a special announcement to the student body.

Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) re-evaluates his relationship with Dallas (Cheryl Hines).

8:00pm Tuesday, February 14 on TV2

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, the new comedy premiering tonight on TV2.

With her motorcycle boots and oversized backpack, 16-year-old Tessa (Jane Levy, Shameless) is perfectly at ease navigating the urban jungle she grew up in. So when her dad, George (Jeremy Sisto, Law & Order), 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 colour?

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 (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Dallas, mother of Dalia (Carly Chaikin), 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 mums? 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? Find out tonight when Suburgatory premieres.

Following on from last night’s post about the new shows coming to TV One, here’s what’s instore for TV2 in 2012.

First off, a rebrand.  If my assumptions are correct, think the TV One logo but take the “One” out of the circle and put the current “2” inside it.  This would certainly bring some consistency between the channels.

Shortland Street will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 while Go Girls will be back for a fourth season.  The trailer shows Kevin returning from Thames to tell the girls that he thinks he’s just left his wife.  Considering Zoe Cramond (Amanda) is now a regular on Packed to the Rafters in Australia, that’s probably why.

TV2 seemed to be a bit light on the big new dramas to fill the gaps of final seasons of Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy but there are some good new shows in there. Continue reading »