The first season of Suburgatory was 22 episodes long and ran from 2011 to 2012.


Production Code Ep # Title Director Original air date U.S. Viewers
276054 1 "Pilot" Michael Fresco September 28, 2011 9.81
Single dad George Altman decides to move himself and his 15-year old daughter Tessa Altman out of New York and into the suburbs, where he hopes they will become closer, after finding a box of condoms in her drawer. However, Tessa is too horrified by all the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers, over-manicured lawns and shallow classmates to bond with her father.
3X7103 2 "The Barbecue" Michael Fresco October 5, 2011 9.11
Tessa finds herself attracted to her exact opposite, jock next-door neighbor Ryan Shay, much to the dismay of her new friend and Ryan's sister, Lisa. Meanwhile, George is pressured by his best friend Noah Werner into throwing a barbecue.
3X7102 3 "The Chatterer" Michael Fresco October 12, 2011 8.92
When George joins the PTA, he becomes well-liked by all the moms, which has Sheila feeling threatened. Meanwhile, Tessa joins the school newspaper and with some help from fellow outcast Malik, turns it into a tabloid-style gossip paper.
3X7104 4 "Don't Call Me Shirley" Ken Whittingham October 19, 2011 8.82
When Sheila's precious Shirley Temple doll collection is stolen, Tessa can't help but be amused, until she faces the consequences. Meanwhile, afraid of being burglarized themselves, Dallas and Dalia stay at the Altman's house.
3X7105 5 "Halloween" Adam Davidson October 26, 2011 9.73
Tessa believes she has found the perfect costume for Halloween when she channels her inner 'suburban girl', but her fellow students get more of a fright when her costume reminds them of Misty, their recently 'departed' classmate. Lisa and Malik attempt to exorcise Tessa to remove the former friend's spirit. George tries to help Dallas Royce find the fun in Halloween, but receives a shock of his own when Dallas' husband Steven returns home from his business trip.
3X7106 6 "Charity Case" Ken Whittingham November 2, 2011 8.5
Tessa attempts to get her fellow students motivated in helping a charity, however the charity they choose to help isn't what she was hoping for. So Tessa decides to introduce her classmates to a transsexual homeless person as a lesson, but the plan backfires. Meanwhile, a huge dental bill from Noah puts a strain on his and George's friendship.
3X7107 7 "Sweet Sixteen" Adam Davidson November 16, 2011 8.19
Dallas gets Dalia to plan Tessa's sixteenth birthday party, even getting 'Average Shelf Life (ASL)' - her favorite band - to perform. She is excited until Dalia shoves her own vision over Tessa's intended plans. Meanwhile, George throws out his back and Sheila becomes his obsessive caretaker, even though George is terrified of her.
3X7108 8 "Thanksgiving" Alex Hardcastle November 23, 2011 8.35

Tessa can't stand the thought of spending Thanksgiving in the 'burbs, so she jumps at the chance to go to New York when Dallas offers to bring her for lunch wherever she wanted. While out having fun, the two come across George making out with a woman, even though he said he was off working. Tessa openly confronts George about his lying at the Royce's Thanksgiving dinner, effectively ruining the evening. Meanwhile, Sheila and Lisa are at odds over a special dress that Sheila wants Lisa to wear for Thanksgiving dinner.

3X7109 9 "The Nutcracker" Randy Zisk December 7, 2011 8.02

Tessa decides to reunite George and his old flame Zoe, because she blames herself for their breakup. But George is instead captivated by AimeeTessa's art teacher. George then throws a tree-trimming party, where he finds himself under the mistletoe with a special someone.

3X7110 10 "Driving Miss Dalia" Ken Whittingham January 4, 2012 8.75
Tessa gets her driver's license and Dalia hires her to drive her around to stalk her crush, Scott Strauss, who ends up falling for Tessa instead. George decides to join the local country club, but Noah refuses to sponsor him.
3X7111 11 "Out in the Burbs" Elliot Hegarty January 11, 2012 8.75
Tessa is asked to guide Josh Sherman, the new guy in school. After seeing him stare at the school jocks, she then believes that he is gay, unaware that he is really an undercover narcotics officer investigating the use of steroids. When Tessa asks Mr. Wolfe the school guidance councellor, what she should do. She inadvertently inspires Mr. Wolfe to 'come out' to the student body. George begins to re-evaluate his relationship with Dallas, after thinking that she is making sexual advances towards him.
3X7112 12 "The Casino Trip" Ken Whittingham January 18, 2012 7.05
George wins an all expenses paid trip to Atlantic City and takes Noah and Fred along with two other men - who were thought to be gay - with him on a 'guy's weekend'. Tessa tries to be alone with Scott, but it doesn't work out as planned. George gets a shocking surprise when he finds a box of XL condoms in Tessa's room again.
3X7113 13 "Sex and the Suburbs" Julie Anne Robinson February 8, 2012 7.27
After finding a box of condoms in Tessa's room, George wants to keep her in the house as much as possible so he plans a family game night with Tessa's friends. Tessa begins to gloat to Dalia about how Scott chose to be with her, but the more time she spends with him, the less attraction she has for him. Ryan is shown to be jealous of their relationship. Dallas finally learns that Steven has been unfaithful to her. Jocelyn seduces George and they finally have sex.
3X7114 14 "The Body" Phil Traill February 15, 2012 6.92
When Tessa sees that the school is only interested in athletics and not academics, she decides to run for class president against Kenzie and Kaitlin. Ryan injures himself in a wrestling match and George gives him advice in his time of need.
3X7115 15 "Fire with Fire" Alex Hardcastle February 22, 2012 6.76
To get back at Tessa for 'stealing' Scott Strauss, Dalia invites Lisa to be part of her group, which she eagerly accepts. So Tessa tries to recruit Kimantha into her group. Meanwhile, frustrated with Noah's laziness and lack of attention to her requests, his wife Jill Werner begins hitting the town with the newly-single Dallas and her new latin lover Yoni.
3X7116 16 "Poetic Injustice" Elliot Hegarty February 29, 2012 6.85
Tessa becomes jealous when her new poetry teacher is more fascinated with Dalia's poems than her own. Fred and Sheila compete against George and Dallas in croquet. Fred becomes convinced that Sheila has been fantasizing about George .
3X7117 17 "Independence Day" Ken Whittingham March 14, 2012 6.21
Dallas invites her sorority sisters to celebrate the opening of her store. George meets up with Tessa's maternal grandmother after reading the poem Tessa wrote. Meanwhile, Tessa tries to show George that she can be independent by working for Dallas and buying her own wheels.
3X7118 18 "Down Time" Alex Hardcastle April 11, 2012 6.04
Dallas' divorce is finalized and George is worried about her, so he invites her to shop for a mattress with Noah. Malik and Lisa confess their feelings and begin to date. Lisa feels sorry for Tessa and tries to set her up with Evan the school nerd. Tessa and Ryan go out together, and are spotted by Lisa, who surprisingly takes it well. Dalia begins seeing a therapist and later makes a breakthrough with Noah, who buys her a new pet to keep her company.
3X7119 19 "Entering Eden" Gail Mancuso April 18, 2012 5.69
George begins dating Eden, a woman he met at the town's farmer's market. He later finds out that she is going to be the surrogate mother of Noah and Jill's child. Tessa helps Dalia find Dallas' missing dog Ycolt, which their counselor Mr. Wolfe had found and wants to keep as his own.
3X7120 20 "Hear No Evil" Peter Lauer May 2, 2012 5.79
George signs a contract promising Noah that he will not have sexual relations with Eden until she gives birth to the Werner's child. George becomes concerned about Tessa when she becomes more enthusiastic about working at Dallas' store. Lisa starts to believe that she was adopted by the Shays after finding an adoption leaflet and video.
3X7121 21 "The Great Compromise" Randy Zisk May 9, 2012 5.94
Eden moves in with George and Tessa, shaking up the household. George may be effecting Noah's relationship with Eden. Malik and Lisa argue over which camp to go to after promising to spend the summer with each other, and seek Mr. Wolfe's help to decide.
3X7122 22 "The Motherload" Ken Whittingham May 16, 2012 5.42

The residents of Chatswin have an all-out celebration for the town's moms on Mother's Day, leaving a void for Tessa. Dalia wants to go to Israel for Mother's Day without Dallas. George and Eden attend a baby shower for Noah and Jill, but Eden is taken aback by the Werner's endangered animal theme for the nursery. Fred surprises Sheila with a performance by her favorite artist, while Lisa discovers that Ryan is the one who was adopted.


Character 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
George Altman
Tessa Altman
Lisa Shay
Dallas Royce
Dalia Royce
Noah Werner
Mr. Wolfe      
Sheila Shay        
Fred Shay              
Ryan Shay                
Steven Royce                                    
Chef Alan                    
Scott Strauss                    
Connie Kushell                      
Deena Doogan                      
Jill Werner                      
Jenna Werner                      
Trish Shay                      
Garry Shay                      
Aimee Ainsley                      
Marty Krupp                      
Josh Sherman                      
Dave Donsky