E4 Acquires Rights To Suburgatory

E4 has bought the rights to one of ABC’s newest comedy series, Suburgatory. The channel has acquired the 22 episode first season from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution and will begin airing the series later this year.

Suburgatory was created by Emily Kapnek and stars Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, Jeremy Sisto as George Altman, Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce, Carly Chaikin as Dalia Royce, Alan Tudyk as Noah Werner, Allie Grant as Lisa Shay and Rex Lee as Mr. Wolf. The series revolves around Sisto’s character George Altman who, after panicking about what effect living in New York City is having on his daughter, packs up and moves with his daughter to the suburbs.

Speaking of the acquisition, Gill Hay, Head of Acquisitions for Channel 4, said: “We are incredibly excited that Suburgatory will join our comedy line up on E4, reinforcing our commitment to offer our viewers the best of US Comedy. Suburgatory is whip smart, snarky and sweet in equal measure and as such is a perfect fit for E4.”

While Jeffery R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television said: “Suburgatory perfectly fits the audience composition of E4.  We are pleased that viewers in the U.K. will have the opportunity to see this funny comedy that also has a lot heart.”

Here is ABC’s trailer for the series:

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