Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amy's Getting her Own Show!!

I have a restored will to live...Amy Sedaris is getting her own show, to be produced by David Letterman's company, WorldWide Pants!! (You do know he's my boyfriend, right? We'll get back to Dave later.)
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comedian Amy Sedaris has signed a deal to create, write and star in a comedy series project that will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV.
The project will be co-produced by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants. Sedaris is a longtime friend of Letterman's and a frequent guest on his "Late Show" on CBS.
Sedaris and writing partner Paul Dinello are "fleshing out" the premise for the show, which is based on an idea Sedaris came up with about six years ago.
"It just seemed the right time to do it now," she said.
While the show will be scripted, there will be room for Second City alumna to showcase her improv skills.
"She is a loose cannon and always adds something when we're shooting," Dinello said.
The project will be taken out to the networks in the next few weeks, with Sedaris and Dinello hoping it will land on cable.
Sedaris is busy filming an arc on TNT's "The Closer" as the sister of agent Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney) and promoting the paperback release of her book "I Like You."
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
PLEASE tell me you know and love Amy as much as I do!! "Strangers With Candy"? The pee-your-pants-funny "Exit 57"? Oh, come ON! Get out your study guide, "I Like You" by Amy Sedaris and cram! Love, love, LOVE her.


Jilly said...

I am ashamed to say...(and you KNOW where this is going!) I've been living in a cave!! Is she the wife of David Sedaris? I don't watch Letterman...I'm usually in bed reading by then, ha ha
I think you need to expand on this
'Dave, as boyfriend' comment!!

DivaJulia said...

Oh god, Jill. You even have the BOOKS to explain it to you.