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Saget starring in new comedy series

Feb. 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson have signed on to star in a new half-hour comedy series called "Surviving Suburbia," ABC announced Wednesday.

The show, which is scheduled to premiere April 6, will follow Steve and Anne Patterson, "a seemingly normal" couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and live in a "cookie cutter" house in the idyllic suburbs, ABC said in a release.

"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," the network said. "'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."

Thirteen episodes of the series have already been shot, ABC said.

Saget is best known for his work on TV's "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos." Stevenson has appeared in the shows "Hope and Gloria," "Dead Like Me," "Men In Trees" and "The L Word."

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