TruTV has ordered a 10-episode first season of the “Untitled Amy Sedaris Project,” a new half-hour homemaking comedy created by and starring the comedian.
The scripted series will be a combination of hospitality, variety and talk show formats, the Turner channel said. More specifically, it “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,” per the official description.
“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,” added Marissa Ronca, executive vice president and head of programming for 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.”
The series is produced by PFFR with Sedaris, Alyson Levy, John Lee and Vernon Chatman executive producing. It will go into production this summer.
This series announcement came ahead of Turner’s time Saturday at the Television Critics Association press event.