Saturday, January 14, 2017

TruTV Orders 10 Episodes of Untitled Comedy Created by and Starring Amy Sedaris; Sets Premiere Date for 'I'm Sorry'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, TruTV gave a series order to an untitled comedy series created by and starring Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The first season will include 10 episodes and begin production this summer. The network has also announced a premiere date for scripted comedy I'm Sorry.

In the series, Sedaris will apply her since yet distinctive brand of silliness to a one-of-a-kind mash up of hospitality, variety and talk show formats. Through her imaginative characters and unique point of view, the series will showcase Sedaris' diverse but necessary homemaking skills, from Frenching beans, to gutting a trout, to crocheting miniature sweaters, to entertaining businessmen. Each episode of the series will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: Fish! Wood! or Grieving! and will seamlessly combine Sedaris' humor and talents as a crafter, chef, baker and hostess.

Sedaris executive produces with Alyson Levy, John Lee and Vernon Chatman. PFFR produces for TruTV.

"I've been doing this show in my head for years. It will be terrific to get it on TV so I can free up some wiggle room up in my skull," said Sedaris.

"It only took one meeting for us to want this show out of Amy's head and on our air," said Marissa Ronca, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, TruTV. "Amy is a creative genius who, throughout her career, has created authentic, original characters and worlds that comedy fans like us have loved. We're incredibly excited to bring her specific and hilarious brand of comedy to TruTV."

New scripted comedy I'm Sorry will begin its 10-episode first season on Wednesday, June 21 at 10/9c.

The series follows a seemingly confident comedy writer, wife and mom (Andrea Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

The comedy also stars Tom Everett Scott and Olive Petrucci.

Savage executive produces the series with Jessica Elbaum, Jason Zaro, Billy Rosenberg, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions produce.