The first season of ABC comedy Suburgatory ended with a couple of very dramatic moments. Tessa (Jane Levy) met her maternal grandmother and began exploring more about her family and absentee mother, which offered her an escape route from Chatswin for the summer.
Over at the Shea household, Lisa (Allie Grant) found out she’s very much Sheila (AnaGasteyer) and Fred’s (Chris Parnell) biological daughter, with her brother Ryan (Parker Young), in a big twist, being the one who’s adopted.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with showrunnerEmily Kapnek on Friday at ABC’s cocktail party at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour and got the scoop on season two, which will find Tessa returning home with a new perspective, and feature guest star Rachel Dratch.
The Hollywood Reporter: Does season two pick up exactly where we left off at the end of season one?
Emily Kapnek: We’re jumping ahead a few months. We’ll get some pops in flashback of what happened over the summer. So we’re on a train back to Chatswin and Tessa is saying, “If you told me a year ago that I’d get to spend part of my summer in New York, I’d have said no f—ing way but I found this one crazy exit strategy my dad couldn’t say no to: my grandma.” Tessa gets off the train.