Depending on how deeply entrenched you are in pop culture, you might recognize the hilariously kooky Amy Sedaris from her role as the certifiably insane Mimi Kanasis on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or as the buck-toothed protagonist of Strangers with Candy. Or maybe you just know her as the sharp, acerbic voice behind Princess Carolyn on Bojack Horseman. If not, then all you need to know is that she’s a brilliant, versatile comedian and the brother of David Sedaris — and that she’s deservedly getting her own show on TruTV.
Judging by a new trailer, At Home with Amy Sedaris distills the spirit of Sedaris’ loopy, irreverent “cookbook,” I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and channels that into an entire TV show. According to TruTV, Sedaris will be using her “imaginative characters and unique point of view to create a rich world that showcases her diverse – but necessary – homemaking skills, from Frenching beans, to gutting a trout, to crocheting miniature sweaters, to entertaining businessmen.” However, since this is the perpetually goofy Amy Sedaris we’re talking about, that will include inaccurate musical numbers about craft glue as well as the pottery scene from Ghost — but with cake instead of pottery and Nick Kroll instead of Patrick Swayze. It also looks like she’ll be, um, charming a snake? Dancing with snowmen? She may also pull from her other joke book about homemaking, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.
In the past year, TruTV has become quite successful at adding new comedy gems to its lineup: In addition to At Home, there’s been The Chris Gethard Show (originally a public access free-for-all) and I’m Sorry, which ended up being the year’s fastest growing new comedy. Add to that the network’s recent Emmy nomination for Billy on the Street, and it looks like TruTV might soon become a go-to destination for scripted comedy.
And if you aren’t already sold on At Home, you might be interested in the guest star lineup, which includes Justin Theroux, Michael Shannon, Jane Krakowski, Christopher Meloni, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and up-and-coming queer comedian Cole Escola (Difficult People.)
The first season premieres with back-to-back episodes on October 24 on TruTV.