ABC comedy series ‘Suburgatory’ season 2 auditions and casting calls

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“Suburgatory” will now air Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c beginning October 17, 2012.
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The hit ABC single-camera comedy series “Suburgatory” is in production on it’s second season and the principal actor casting directors are auditioning talent for new starring, recurring, guest starring, and day player roles. In addition, the extras casting company is hiring extras and stand-ins throughout the season, which will run through Spring, 2013. The half-hour comedy is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Piece of Pie Productions. The second season will premiere on Wednesday October 17, 2012 on ABC. Although the show’s setting is in New York, filming takes place in Los Angeles.

The casting directors and producers have assembled a cast that has fantastic talent and chemistry. The beautiful rising star Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, a NY City teen who is uprooted by her father and relocates to the affluent suburban community of Chatswin in southern Westchester County; Jeremy Sisto plays Jane’s father George Altman; Allie Grant plays Lisa Shay, Tessa’s best friend; Parker Young plays Ryan Shay who has an on-and-off relationship with Tessa, and their chemistry intensifies in season 2; Carly Chaikin is Dalia Royce, the “popular girl” in school and Tessa’s rival; Ana Gasteyer as Sheila Shay, George and Jane’s nosy neighbor; and two-time Primetime Emmy Nominee Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce, Dalia’s mother and George’s new love interest.

Emily Kapnek is creator, executive producer, head writer, and showrunner of “Suburgatory”. Kapnek is president of Piece of Pie Productions, and she has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Award Nominations and two Writers Guild of America WGA Awards. Primetime Emmy Award nominated Michael Fresco is also executive producer, and has directed several episodes as well. Primetime Emmy Award winner Jim Danton handles day-to-day producer duties. His television producer credits are impressive to say the least and include such hit shows as “Running With Scissors” starring Alan Baltes, Disney Channel’s “Phil of the Future” and “Lizzie McGuire” starring Hilary Duff, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” and “Law & Order: LA”.

On January 14, 2011, ABC placed a pilot order for “Suburgatory,” and on May 13, 2011, the network ordered the pilot to series starting with 11 episodes. With the successful ratings for the show, ABC ordered a full 22 episode season on October 13, 2011. On March 23, 2012, the network announced that the series would be renewed for the 2012-2013 television season. For it’s second season “Suburgatory” has been bumped from the 8:30/7:30c to the coveted post “Modern Family” spot of 9:30/8:30c.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Lisa Ystrom
Tim Payne
10200 Riverside Drive
Suite 201
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Mandy Glasser
Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818)562-2755
Do not send photos Mandy at Central Casting.
You must register in person.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

“Suburgatory” Production Office
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 44,
Burbank, CA 91522

Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Piece of Pie Productions
826 S Muirfield Road
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Producers:

Emily Kapnek
Michael Fresco
Jill Danton
Ken Whittingham

Directors:

Michael Fresco
Victor Nelli
Alex Hardcastle
Ken Whittingham
Randall Zisk
Adam Davidson
Elliot Hegarty

Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Emily Kapnek).

Starring:

Jeremy Sisto – George Altman
Jane Levy – Tessa Altman
Parker Young – Ryan Shay
Allie Grant – Lisa Shay
Carly Chaikin – Dalia Royce
Rex Lee – Mr. Wolfe
Alan Tudyk – Noah Werner
Ana Gasteyer – Sheila Shay
Cheryl Hines – Dallas Royce
Chris Parnell – Fred Shay
Jay Mohr – Steven Royce

Story:

Single father George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa (Jane Levy). So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Frankenmoms. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they’ve ever been. Tessa and George have been on their own ever since Tessa’s mom pulled a “Kramer vs. Kramer” before she was even potty trained. So far, George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he’s feeling a little out of his league. So it’s goodbye New York City and hello suburbs. At first Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little she and her dad begin finding a way to survive on the clean streets of the ‘burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they’re really not half bad. And they do make a tasty pot roast.

In season 2, almost a year and a half will have passed and Tessa has been spending quality time with her grandma in the Big Apple. She returns to Chatswin with a new interest in her biological mother, and around Thanksgiving, her grandmother arranges for Tessa to meet her mother Alex. Also the chemistry between Tessa and Ryan begins to flourish. While Tessa was in NY, George moved on from Eden (Alicia Silverstone) and develops a romantic relationship with Dallas (Cheryl Hines). He also takes on a domestic role with Dallas’ daughter Dalia. The reunion between Tessa and her mom creates friction with George, and Dallas takes on a mediator role in the broken up family.

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