Suburgatory Exclusive: Meet George's Father!

Geoff Pierson SuburgatoryThere’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.

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“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.”

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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.

Excited about seeing George in the role of child instead of parent? Can you envision Pierson playing his papa? Sound off below!

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  1. Cherry says:

    GILF. He’ll be awesome

  2. Zach says:

    They should cast Seth Rogen as his brother.

    Also Geoff Pierson seems to play everyone’s dad. He was Portia de Rossi’s dad in Better Off Ted, David Spade’s dad in Rules of Engagement, Damian Lewis’s dad in Life, etc.

  3. sarah says:

    I am unsure about this season. Season two was going downhill fast and I am not sure i will be watching now the awesome Alan Tudyk won’t be around much.

    • Goughy says:

      Going downhill fast?? The end of this season as well as the last few episodes were so emotional, all leading up to the inevitable; Tess leaving, Dallas and George breaking up, and Alex coming back into the picture. Even the end scenes of Tess and Alex living together brought up so many questions, namely what about George? – The man who has brought her up all his life, now left alone without anyone to care for him.

      • Simon says:

        There is always Dalia for him ;p
        It was so sad to see Gorge and Dallas broke up.
        To be perfectly honest, I liked Dallas. She might seemed to be stupid/shallow plastic Barbie but she just had her ways of doing things (even the crazy 1st date). What’s most important she was full of hope, patience while also being carrying and supportive when George had problems (with Tessa). I think if I’d have to blame someone for that sad breakeup – that would be George. What Dallas said was actually in my opinion 100% accurate – he was learning to love her. Maybe it would be better for George to listen to his heart and stop perceiving world and relationships by logic that much?
        I still believe they will be friends, I hope to see a lot of episodes with Dallas in 3rd season :)