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SUBURGATORY

ABC Wednesday, at 830 ET

 PTC Summary:

Suburgatory

(ABC/sitcom)

8:30 p.m. (ET) Wednesday

Production Companies: Piece of Pie Productions, Warner Bros. Television

Producers: Trey Coscia, Ken Whittingham, Jill Danton, Emily Kapnek

Creator: Emily Kapnek

After her single father George finds condoms in her drawer, he moves himself and his grouchy daughter Tessa from New York into “the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms” known as the suburbs. New neighbor Dallas tries to seduce George, while Tessa is assigned Dallas’ shallow daughter Dalia as a “school buddy.”  Episodes focus on a caricatured view of suburbia as filled with vapid, shallow, sex- clothing- and plastic surgery-obsessed women.

Frequent and graphic sexual and anatomical references by teenagers are a constant in Suburgatory.  Tessa refers to her new home as a land of “giant synthetic breasts;” Tessa is shown grabbing an “intellectual, neurotic, self-hating Jew,” forcibly making out with him, then instantly rejecting him because she “feels nothing” and he is not as attractive as a neighborhood boy; other teens constantly call Tessa a lesbian;  and the plot of the first episode involves Dallas and Dalia taking Tessa shopping for lingerie while commenting on her body. Foul language includes frequent uses of “bitch” and “ass.” Some viewers may also object to the show’s characterization of everyone not from New York as stupid, sex-crazed, and shallow.   Violence is not a problem for the program.

Suburgatory is not recommended for viewers under age 14.

Sex:  Yellow
Language: Yellow
Violence: Green
Overall: Yellow

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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