It’s official! TruTV has renewed At Home with Amy Sedaris for a second season! That’s right, we’re on track to get 10 more glorious episodes. Production is slated to begin later this year–which, of course, means that we likely won’t get another October premiere, but hey, it’s coming back!
I’m also seeing a lot of comments around from people who want to watch the show, but have dropped their cable or don’t get truTV. No problem! You can still get the series on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, the TruTV app, and probably other streaming services. Trust me, it will basically be the best 20 bucks you’ve ever spent.
Stephen Colbert guest stars on At Home with Amy Sedaris. Photo by truTV.
At Home with Amy Sedaris is just two days away! I attended the premiere at the Bowery Hotel in NYC last week, and I can assure you, you’re in for an incredible treat. The show, which is honestly difficult to describe, is like a brilliant mash-up of Martha Stewart on acid and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, with a hefty added dose of whimsy and a homespun feel. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen, in the very best way. Fans of Strangers with Candy will rejoice, as tinges of the show are undoubtedly there, from a catatonic pet bird (think Jerri’s catatonic father) to Stephen Colbert’s Noblet-esque guest appearance. The show was co-created by Amy and Paul Dinello, so I was delighted to find that At Home and Strangers share a very similar tone and sense of humor.
The theme of the episode screened at the premiere was gift-giving, and the show was comprised of a few segments revolving around the topic. I don’t want to give too much away, since a lot of the fun with At Home with Amy Sedaris is how each scene is more ridiculous than the last. That said, I found the best part to be the running gag with guest star Nick Kroll as Randy Fingerling, a dirty old fling who tries to seduce Amy with his coupon book for everything under the sun “with full release.”
At Home with Amy Sedaris is everything I wanted it to be, and then some. It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages, and exactly what the world needs right now. I laughed so hard, I could barely breathe, and then immediately declared it to be my new all-time favorite show. It’s an insane amount of fun. I had ridiculously high expectations going into the screening, and this series completely blew them out of the water.
Check out this fantastic write-up on Bedford + Bowery, At Home With Amy Sedaris Is a Treat For Strangers With Candy Fans, Colbert and All–which includes a recap of the first episode (screened at the Tribeca TV Festival)… It sounds–in the words of Jerri Blank, of course–hilaaaaaaaarious. I am already dying over, “Remember the potato ships from Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People? She makes them again in the premiere, once again klutzing around with fake fingernails and getting glue all over the place.” And, “Don’t worry, Sedaris lets her freak flag fly by playing special guests such as … Patty Hogg, a scrappy Southerner who grills lamb chops in the middle of her country club and takes charge of the show when Sedaris gets depressed about a dead pet.” So good! Head over to the post for more tidbits on the show.
Amy Sedaris returns to television just one month from today! It’s hard to believe it’s been seventeen years already since Amy has had her own show (Strangers With Candy ended in 2000), but we won’t have to wait much longer! truTV released a new trailer for At Home with Amy Sedaris and it looks BEYOND! This show is going to be out of control. Make sure you’re following the show on Facebook and Instagram for tons of behind-the-scenes and sneak peeks. (Seriously–jump over to those social media accounts for sooooo much fun stuff. That’s why I’ve taken a back seat to posting.)