Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Fall TV Preview: 'At Home With Amy Sedaris,' 'SMILF' highlight this season's funny women

As you can see, there aren't as many funny leading ladies out there. However, we'll be tuning in for all of these.

I Love You, America (Midnight Thursday, Oct. 12, Hulu): Hulu is trying a turn in the crowded talk show field with a Funny or Die topical show hosted by Sarah Silverman. Now more than ever people are hungry for biting social and political commentary, and Silverman, who loves to tackle controversial topics, has definitely proved many times over that the vulgar comedian is ready to jump into this male-dominated sport. Chelsea Handler has a similar weekly show on Netflix, but you can't have enough female hosts on TV. However, there won't be celebrity interviews in this half-hour variety series. Instead there will be more field pieces, studio segments and something we're really intrigued about: a focus group of people from all walks of life that we'll get to know over the 10-episode first season.

At Home With Amy Sedaris (10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, truTV): After penning two delightfully crafty books — I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor PeopleAmy Sedaris will host a DIY show full of crafting tips that show off her hilariously unique homemaking skills. Each episode has a theme, such as grieving, poverty, lovemaking, cooking for one, fish, gift giving, wood and a holiday special. And the comedian will definitely be showcasing her oddball character acting by playing guests on the show. Plus, friends like Stephen Colbert and Jane Krakowski will join Sedaris for some crafty help.

SMILF (10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Showtime): Based on Frankie Shaw's Sundance short, SMILF stars Shaw as a 20-something whose wants for sex, a relationship and a career conflict with single motherhood. Rosie O'Donnell stars as Shaw's socially disconnected mother.

She's Gotta Have It (3 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Netflix): Spike Lee's 1986 film debut film gets a contemporary reboot. DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) stars as 20-something Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist juggling her job and her three hunky lovers. Lee directed all 10 episodes, which he created and executive produces with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.

 
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