12:40pm PT by Kate Stanhope
truTV Orders Andrea Savage Comedy 'I'm Sorry' to Series
truTV's foray into scripted originals continues.
The Turner-owned cable network on Wednesday announced it has given a series order to I'm Sorry, a half-hour comedy from Andrea Savage (Veep).
Created by and starring Savage, the series follows seemingly confident and together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and newcomer Olive Petrucci also star as Andrea's straitlaced husband Mike and their inquisitive daughter Amelia, respectively.
Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Judy Greer (Arrested Development) and June Squibb (Nebraska) also are set to guest star in the premiere episode.
Savage executive produces I'm Sorry with Jessica Elbaum, Jason Zaro, Billy Rosenberg, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions will produce the series, which will bow in 2017 with a 10-episode first season.
“Andrea draws storytelling inspiration from her own life and has a unique ability to make horrifying moments somehow charming and hilarious,” truTV head of programming Marissa Ronca said in a statement. “We love this project and her point of view because it’s smart, nuanced, relatable and, most importantly, funny — and the perfect fit for the type of distinct, creator-driven comedy we’re curating at truTV.”
Added Savage: "I am thrilled to apologize in advance to my family, my friends and to myself for the shame I will be bringing upon us all."
truTV ventured into scripted in 2015 with comedy Those Who Can't, which has been renewed for a second season. The network also has the forthcoming scripted project Bobcat Goldthwait's Messed Up Stories.
Savage's other credits include Episodes, The Hotwives of Las Vegas and Step Brothers. She is repped by CAA.