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Suburgatory Will Not Offend Suburbanites

It’s an understandable New York City teen’s fear. Her dad moves her from the bustling city to a world of eternally youthful mothers, huge SUVs, trimmed lawns, and gossiping neighbors. That’s the set up for ABC’s new comedy series, Suburgatory, which premieres Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Jane Levy (who played Mandy on Showtime’s Shameless) stars as 16-year-old Tessa, a city girl whose fear becomes realized when her single father (George, played by Jeremy Sisto) decides to move her to the suburbs for a “better life.”

Levy, a product of Northern Calif. suburbs herself, says she doesn’t think suburban dwellers will take offense at the show’s take on the lifestyle.

“I think people are going to say, ‘Oh, that’s my neighbor.’ They’re not going to admit it’s them, because they’d never be able to,” Levy, 21, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m from the suburbs and where I’m from didn’t necessarily have people like you see in Suburgatory, but along those lines and I think people will laugh at themselves. And it’s lighthearted.“

Levy recently gave THR a preview of what to expect from her character and the new ABC series. Read below!

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Suburgatory: TV Review

Jane Levy shines as a teenager trapped in the suburbs in one of the biggest surprises of the fall. It’s not often that a comedy pilot that aims for various forms of tone — nuance, snark, sweetness — hits everything just about right. Mostly, that takes some tinkering, into the third or fourth episode. But ABC’s Suburgatory comes out of the gate as one of the biggest surprises of the fall, if mostly because ABC’s development slate was all over the map and creating very little buzz among critics.

But Suburgatory is an interesting little sitcom in that all on its own the show deserves your attention for the merits mentioned above. But it also quite cleverly evokes bits of the shows that come before and after it — The Middle and Modern Family.

That certainly gives it more than a fighting chance this fall. And maybe it was planned that way from the beginning. But so few series created precisely to be companion pieces to existing hits ever get the vibe just right. Not only does Suburgatory click on a number of different levels, it even has a Juno-esque element to it, plus a breakout-worthy star in Jane Levy (Shameless).

The series is essentially a fish-out-of-Manhattan story that quickly transpires when 16-year-old Tessa (Levy) can’t convince her single-parent father George (Jeremy Sisto) that the condoms in her drawer were not actually hers. (They weren’t). George, an architect, seems to have done a pretty remarkable job raising a level-headed if snarky daughter without his wife (who left after the baby was born), but he freaks over the condoms and the notion that Tessa is growing up all too fast in the big city.

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Shameless HD Episode Screencaps

We added 1500+ high definition screencaptures of Jane’s appearance in the Season 1 of Shameless, playing Mandy. We think she did a great job and looked really pretty! Take a look at the screencaps in the Gallery!

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