There’s about to be a new dad on the Suburgatory block.
TVLine has learned exclusively that TV vet Geoff Pierson (Dexter, 24, Unhappily Ever After) has been cast as the father of Jeremy Sisto’s George in an upcoming Season 3 episode.
“Newly single George has let himself go. He’s not taking the same pride in his appearance that he was while he was dating Dallas,” explains executive producer Emily Kapnek. “Tessa gets concerned and winds up reaching out to George’s dad, who he’s not in great contact with.”
The elder Mr. Altman “comes to pay a house visit and check on George,” adds Kapnek. “He wants to make sure George is not completely deteriorating in front of his kid. It’s a really fun episode.”
Suburgatory underwent a cast shakeup at the end of Season 2, with the announcement that Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee, who play dentist/dad Noah and guidance counselor Mr. Wolfe, respectively, would not return as series regulars.
Kapnek confirms to TVLine, however, that Tudyk will be back for at least three episodes this year. “Noah went through a lot in Season 2, and there was obviously gonna be some fallout for his actions against Dr. Bob, who was trying to steal Carmen from him,” she says. “His absence is explained, and it’s pretty funny. He comes in with a big adjustment; we see a kinder, gentler Noah in play.”
Suburgatory Season 3 is set to premiere sometime at midseason.
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