ABC announces the premiere of new half-hour comedy series, "Surviving Suburbia," starring Bob Saget
and Cynthia Stevenson
, on Monday, April 6 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), following "Dancing With The Stars
In the family-centered tradition of "Roseanne
" and "Home Improvement
," "Surviving Suburbia" opens the curtain to follow Saget and Stevenson as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. But Steve maintains a rather cynical point of view on family, friends, neighbors, society -- pretty much everyone and everything -- as he tries to survive suburban life.
"Surviving Suburbia" takes a contemporary look at family life and the reasons one might have to question the system -- How does exchanging keys with a neighbor for emergencies result in house sitting? Why do kids' classroom projects inevitably become the parents' responsibility? When did we start needing mediators to handle disagreements between adults? all of which goes to prove that it's never just another sunny day in the suburbs.