Surviving Suburbia premiered on ABC on April 6, 2009. Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who has been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. 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. This series is 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.