As my roommate was forcing me to endure the Today Show this morning (all they ever talk about is head scarves, I swear to god), I experienced a TV promo that had me doing double take after double take after double take. It's called Baby Borrowers, and its tagline is "It's not TV, it's birth control". I'm serious. That's really its tagline. The show follows a bunch of dumb teens who think having a baby in high school is an awesome idea (this is an epidemic, apparently) as they try to raise some poor bastard's real live baby for a little while. You see, according to the promo, it turns out raising a baby is actually pretty annoying and expensive and not really something 16 year olds should try to do after all. Somehow these kids are too dumb to know this, so I'm not sure I want them procreating ever, much less now. But that's beside the point.
Yesterday I was super thrilled to learn of Samantha Bee's foray into the world of network sitcoms. So imagine my glee at the news that my very favorite fat-suit wearing, cheese-ball making, bunny rabbit owning comedienne Amy Sedaris is returning to the small screen with another TV show. Funny ladies take mainstream television by storm! Huzzah!
If you're like me, you've been marking the days 'til Amy Sedaris's return to the small screen. Sure, she's kept busy since the heyday of Strangers With Candy (a silver-screen adaptation of the show, a dramatic turn in the mawkishly indie flick Snow Angels, a wonderfully goofy role in the Nickelodeon made-for-TV movie The Gym Teacher and a hosting gig on PBS's multi-part comedy documentary Make 'Em Laugh), but on Monday, February 16, at 9 PM we'll get a little something more when she shows up on TNT's The Closer for the first of two episodes playing Brenda's soon-to-be-sister-in-law. We've seen clips of Sedaris playing Claire, a typically off-kilter vegan psychic (or as she prefers to call it, "intuitionist") and it's pretty sweet. She answered my (and a few other journos') prying questions from her apartment in New York, where her pet rabbit was sacked out on her bed. It was sort of a tight-lipped interview since the jerks at TNT only allowed for one question apiece with no follow-ups, but I managed to get her to open up about where Jerri Blank's been hiding all these years, among other things.