Funny Business: Cheryl Hines Talks SUBURGATORY and Reflects on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

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Cheryl Hines stars on the ABC fan favorite SUBURGATORY. Hines plays Dallas Royce, the superficial, big-hearted, drama queen of Chatswin. I spoke with Hines about her work on CURB YOU ENTHUSIASM, her characters romance with George (Jeremy Sisto) and what we can expect to see tonight on SUBURGATORY. [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on SUBURGATORY Star Jane Levy

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Rolling right through its rocking second season, SUBURGATORY is deftly and comedically handling the issues of birth parents, adoptive parents and the confusion teenagers feel in the midst of such big life issues.  When Tessa Altman moved to the suburbs with her dad George, little did they suspect that life would be so colorful, rich and heartily adventuresome as it is in SUBURGATORY.  In a recent press interview, star Jane Levy candidly talked about her role and her secret celebrity crushes that she would love to have on the show. [Read more...]

Mid-Season TV Preview: A Closer Look at SUBURGATORY’s Adoption Shocker

For Ryan Shay (Parker Young), life will never be the same as he knew it.  Before the holiday break, Ryan found out that his parents Sheila (Ana Gasteyer) and Fred (Chris Parnell) had adopted him and Ryan’s reaction was understandably strong.  In fact, he had a major freak-out attack, which led him to test what was real around him by kicking various street posts, finally forcing him to as if he were running from a truth he could not bear.  Ryan’s life will never be the same.  He had been living comfortably content as a Shay, knowing who his parents were and that he was related to his sister Lisa (Allie Grant).  But once one finds out that the family they thought was theirs is actually not, reality seems to shift.  Ryan began to doubt his own reality and realness.  It made perfect sense.  But life should not make you doubt your on existence and the relationships to those closest to you.  In true SUBURGATORY fashion, Ryan’s reaction was both hilarious and heart-breaking.  We ached for the golden boy whose world had been shattered by the mere word “adoption.” [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with SUBURGATORY Star Jane Levy

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Are you tired of television shows dragging their feet when it comes to taking their character’s relationships to the next level? If so, have we got a television show for you! In only its second season, SUBURGATORY has not only defied the odds by pairing up major couples like George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines), but has revealed plans to introduce Tessa’s mystery mom as well! But just what do the actors of the show think of the accelerated pace creator Emily Kapnek has implemented this season? We recently caught up with one such star, Jane Levy to talk about Tessa, her constantly colorful on-screen personal life and how life has changed since becoming the star of her very own hit ABC series. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

Showrunner Spotlight: Emily Kapnek Previews SUBURGATORY Season Two

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While MODERN FAMILY was busy stealing the spotlight, a little show called SUBURGATORY was quietly winning hearts with its tale of a father in need or parental guidance and a daughter who’s not quite as worldly as she thinks herself to be who go from city slickers to suburban dwellers. To find out what changes will hit the neighborhood in Season 2, we went to creator and executive producer Emily Kapnek! [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, theTVaddict.com thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of SUBURGATORY star Ana Gasteyer (@anagasteyer) comes proof positive that it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit if you’re working in Hollywood! Tweeted Gasteyer, “It may be hot in the valley, but it’s #Christmas in #Chatswin.”

The Full Panel: FIREFLY Alum and SUBURGATORY Star Alan Tudyk Reflects on a Career of Awesomeness at Fan Expo Canada

Direct from this past weekend’s Fan Expo Canada comes the full Tudyk! Or to be more specific, Alan Tudyk’s reflections on his memorable career-in-progress spent winning over audiences on both the big and small screens. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for BONES, REVENGE, FALLING SKIES, HART OF DIXIE, SMASH & More!

With season eight just around the corner, any chance you care to brighten my day with a little scoop on BONES? — Paul
The TV Addict: Happy to! But rather than have us let the sunshine in, we have a feeling fans would much prefer to hear direction from executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, who had this to say when we posed that very question at Fox’s All-Star Celebration during the recent Summer portion of the annual Television Critics Association Press Tour in Hollywood:

The TV Addict: Please just tell me everything you can about the upcoming season premiere?
Nathan: It happens at the very beginning of the season!
Hanson: It ends about forty-five minutes in!
Nathan: With commercials it’s about an hour!
Hanson: At the end of last season Brennan was on the run because of Pellant and the season opener asks the question as to whether our guys get her back and put Pallant in jail so that she can come back. Chances are they’ll succeed because we have a second episode!
Nathan: But they might not succeed in the way that think they’re going to succeed.
Hanson: Things don’t resolve. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, DEXTER, HART OF DIXIE, SCANDAL, REVENGE & More!

As an enormous fan of CHUCK I’m hoping you can tell me when we might expect to see Yvonne Stahovski enter the frame this season on DEXTER? — Rickey
The TV Addict: As much as we’d like to be able to tell you that Ms. Strahovksi will be front and center during DEXTER’s first episode back, you’re going to have to wait until episode three. Of course, having already had the pleasure of watching episode one, you’ll be pleased to know that what it lacks in the Strahovksi department it more than makes up for with a return to form for the series thanks to Deb finally learning the truth about her brother’s extra curricular activities. In fact, I think star Michael C. Hall said it best during the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour when he summed up the season as so, “Whatever your opinion of ranking the seasons, for my money DEXTER is never more compelling than when he is in trouble and never been deeper trouble than he is now.”

Any hints as what zaniness might befall the town of Bluebell when HART OF DIXIE returns for its much anticipated second season? — Ashley
The TV Addict: Are you ready for some football fitness?! We hope so, because that’s the question Dr. Zoe Hart will be asking the residents of Bluebell during the second season in an attempt to slim down the town’s ever-expanding waistline. A waistline whose diet includes a steady staple of, well, fried everything. And while we’re on the subject of waist, fans may-or-may-not be please to discover that Lavon will be wasting (See what we did there!) very little time when it come to picking up the pieces of his broken heart post-Lemon rejection.

Did you happen to pick up any clues as to the identity of SCANDAL’s Quinn during your reason time spent at the Television Critics Association Press Tour? — Sara
The TV Addict: Unfortunately, since Shonda Rhimes has trained her troupe a little too well when it comes to the oh-so dark arts of spoiler avoidance, the only thing we could get out of SCANDAL star Guillermo Díaz (Huck) is the following. “I know who Quinn is now and everyone else will know after the show’s first episode back. Or they think they might know. But a lot of questions will be answered in the first episodes and I think people will be really satisfied with it/ It definitely is going to change the relationships between everyone on the show. It’s going to change things for sure, but change can be good.” [Read more...]