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At Home with Amy Sedaris is an American surreal comedy television series that premiered on October 24, 2017, on truTV. Hosted by Amy Sedaris playing various characters, the show focuses on the comedian's love of entertaining, crafts, and cooking. The series was met with critical acclaim upon its premiere, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Program at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. On April 18, 2018, it was announced that truTV had renewed the series for a second season which premiered on February 19, 2019. On May 9, 2019, it was announced that the third season will premiere in 2020.[1]

At Home with Amy Sedaris
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Genre
Created by
StarringAmy Sedaris
Composer(s)Jon Spurney
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jodi Lennon
  • Ryan Cunningham
  • Daria Scoccimarro
CinematographySmokey Nelson
Editor(s)Christein Aromando
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time24–25 minutes
Production company(s)
  • PFFR (season 1)
  • A24 (season 2)
  • Buck Tooth Productions
Release
Original networktruTV
Original releaseOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Contents

PremiseEdit

At Home with Amy Sedaris follows Sedaris as she demonstrates "her diverse but necessary homemaking skills."[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Amy Sedaris as herself, Patty Hogg, Ronnie Vino, and Nutmeg

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
210February 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"TGIF"Drake von SedgewynnAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)0.173[3]
22"Cooking for One"Drake von SedgewynnAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)n/a
33"Gift Giving"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)0.193[4]
44"Entertaining for Peanuts"Paul BrigantiAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)0.180[5]
55"Grieving"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, & Meredith ScardinoNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)0.263[6]
66"Nature"Peter LauerAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, & Meredith ScardinoNovember 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)0.165[7]
77"Holidays"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoNovember 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)0.177[8]
88"Out of This World"Peter LauerAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, Frank Lesser, & Meredith ScardinoDecember 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)0.199[9]
99"Making Love"Paul BrigantiAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, & Meredith ScardinoDecember 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)0.242[10]
1010"Murdercide"Drake von SedgewynnAmy Sedaris, Drake von Sedgewynn, Cindy Caponera, Jodi Lennon, & Meredith ScardinoDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)0.193[11]

Season 2 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [12] Viewers
(millions)
111"Teenagers"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanFebruary 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)0.157[13]
122"Creativity"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanFebruary 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)0.186[14]
133"All About Amy"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanMarch 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)0.153[15]
144"Makeover"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanMarch 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)0.102[16]
155"Anniversary"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanMarch 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)0.160[17]
166"Halloween"Paul DinelloAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanApril 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)0.103[18]
177"Hospital-Tality"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanApril 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)0.129[19]
188"Thanksgiving"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanApril 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)0.131[20]
199"Confectionaries"Bill BenzAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanApril 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)0.142[21]
2010"Game Night"Paul DinelloAmy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Cole Escola, & Allison SilvermanApril 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)0.128[22]

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

Sedaris grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in Raleigh, North Carolina and learned to cook at a young age. She frequently watched local hospitality shows like WTVD's At Home with Peggy Mann and WRAL's The Bette Elliott Show. These shows inspired the initial concept of the show. Describing Mann's influence, Sedaris has said, "She would do cooking and crafting, and she would have local people on to talk about their businesses. It was very boring and I was obsessed with Peggy Mann. I liked the idea of pretending you had a show happening in your home."[23] She also researched entertainers like Lawrence Welk and Dinah Shore, as well as vintage educational programs and public access shows, which served as inspiration for the specific tone and off-kilter sensibility of the series.[24]

Sedaris conceived the show 20 years ago and eventually developed it into a satire on various famous homemakers including Martha Stewart.[24]

DevelopmentEdit

On January 14, 2017, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual winter press tour that TruTV had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Executive producers were set to include Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Alyson Levy, John Lee, and Vernon Chatman. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of PFFR.[25][26]

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that truTV had renewed the series for a second season consisting of ten episodes with A24 joining the series as an additional production company.[27] On December 11, 2018, it was reported that the second season would premiere on February 19, 2019.[28]

On May 9, 2019, it was announced that the third season will premiere in 2020[1]

CastingEdit

Alongside the initial series order announcement, it was confirmed that the series would star Amy Sedaris.[25] On December 11, 2018, it was announced that guest stars in the second season would include Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Ann Dowd, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon, Martha Plimpton, Jessica Walter, Campbell Scott, Billy Crudup, Bridget Everett, Julie Klausner, Paul W. Downs, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind, Thomas Lennon, David Krumholtz, Ana Gasteyer, Darrell Hammond, Jackie Hoffman, John Early, James Monroe Iglehart, and Matt Malloy.[28]

ReleaseEdit

MarketingEdit

On July 27, 2017, a clip from the first season was released featuring Jane Krakowski.[29] On September 22, 2018, a trailer for the first season was released.[30] On December 13, 2018, a series of still images from the second season were released.[31] On January 18, 2019, a trailer for the second season was released.[32]

PremiereEdit

On September 22, 2017, the series held its world premiere during the 1st Annual Tribeca TV Festival in New York City. Following a screening, a discussion moderated by Andy Cohen was held with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello.[33] October 23, 2017, the series held another screening during the 13th Annual New York Television Festival in New York City. Following the screening, a conversation was held with Amy Sedaris.[34]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

The series was met with a positive response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8.25 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.[35] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 82 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[36]

In a positive review, Verne Gay of Newsweek gave the first season three and a half stars out of four and commented, "Sedaris remains, as ever, hilarious, inventive, unbalanced and deeply, joyously, shamelessly twisted. Her new show’s not bad either. At Home With Amy Sedaris is each of those [The Frugal Gourmet, Barefoot Contessa, Paula’s Home Cooking, and 30 Minute Meals], on acid."[37] Danette Chavez of The A.V. Club praised the series saying, "Sedaris has an earnest desire to share her unique brand of hospitality. What she mixes up here is cozy and kooky, with a side of depravity."[38] James Poniewozik of The New York Times said in positive review that, "each episode is a self-contained distillation of Ms. Sedaris’s talents and HGTV-meets-Adult-Swim sensibility. Even in an age of oddball TV experiments, there really is no place like At Home."[39]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Sketch Series At Home with Amy Sedaris Nominated [40][41]
2019 Writers Guild of America Awards Television: Comedy / Variety Sketch Series Cindy Caponera, Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon, Meredith Scardino, & Amy Sedaris Nominated [42]

ReferencesEdit

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