Airdate: Somebody Somewhere
US comedy is inspired by star Bridget Everett's own life, never giving up, finding your people, and finding your voice.
Upcoming US comedy series Somebody Somewhere starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett (Camping, Patti Cake$, Inside Amy Schumer) will premiere in January on FOX Showcase.
Inspired by Everett’s own life, the seven-episode series follows Sam (Everett), a true Kansan on the surface who, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mould. As Sam grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is her saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.
Joining the cast are Jeff Hiller (Nightcap, Ghost Town, Morning Glory) as Joel, who finds his vision-board dreams of Faith, Family, and high-end kitchen appliances dashed in a spiral of joy, shame, music, and stress rashes after befriending his high school idol, Sam. Mary Catherine Garrison (Veep) plays Sam’s picture-perfect sister Tricia, but old resentments resurface as Tricia grows exhausted of living up to their hometown’s standards. Mike Hagerty (Friends, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) plays Sam’s father and stoic Kansas farmer Ed, who learns that burying his family’s problems only makes them grow.
Recurring cast includes Murray Hill (Welcome to Flatch) as Fred Rococo, a University soil scientist by day, Master of Ceremonies in a flashy suit by night, who’s been through it all, done the work, and found his stable place of happiness in the land of sunflowers; Jon Hudson Odom (Lovecraft Country) as Michael, Joel’s boyfriend who suddenly is playing second fiddle to Sam; Heidi Johanningmeier (100 Days to Live) as Charity, co-owner of the store Tender Moments with Sam’s sister Tricia; Jane Brody (Chicago Fire) as Mary Jo, Sam’s mother struggling with alcoholism.
Somebody Somewhere is co-created & executive produced by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen; starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss for Mighty Mint, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Mel Eslyn for Duplass Brothers Productions, Patricia Breen, and Tyler Romary; produced by Shuli Harel. The series is written by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Patricia Breen, and directed by Jay Duplass and Robert Cohen.
9pm Wednesday January 19 on FOX Showcase.