Surviving Suburbia

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Original run: 6 Apr 2009 – 7 Aug 2009

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy

Network: ABC US

Watched by: 87 of 672 227 0.01%

Total running time: 6 hours 30 minutes

Episode duration: 30 minutes

IMDB rating: 5.7 of 10 490 rating: 6.518 of 10 80

MyShows rating: 2.88 of 5 60


In the family-centered tradition of Roseanne and Home Improvement, Surviving Suburbia opens the curtain to follow Saget (How I Met Your Mother, Full House) and Stevenson (Men in Trees, Dead Like Me) 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.

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