HBO’s New Comedy ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Is the First Show We're Watching in 2022

As we ring in the new year, we're looking for some quality comedies to kick off 2022 right, especially now that we've binged every episode of Ted Lasso and Hacks.

Luckily, HBO has us covered, as they're releasing a brand-new comedy series called Somebody Somewhere, which stars comedian and singer Bridget Everett.

Everett is known for her stand-up on the show Inside Amy Schumer, as well as playing a recurring role on Netflix's Lady Dynamite and HBO's Camping.

Now, the 49-year-old actress will play Sam, “a true Kansan on the surface who, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold.” According to the network, this series will follow Sam as she “grapples with loss and acceptance” and discovers that “singing is her saving grace.” As she embarks on this personal journey, she will “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.”

Sounds to us like a mix of Glee and Schitt's Creek. Suffice it to say, we are definitely intrigued. Check out the first teaser below.

In the short clip, we see Sam chatting in a car with her friend, Joel (played by Jeff Hiller). In this moment, Joel is recounting to Sam a story of when he got lost in a blizzard, and Sam starts singing a song about how Joel had to pee in a cup while stuck in the snow.

Along with Everett and Hiller, the series stars Mary Catherine Garrison, Mike Hagerty, Danny McCarthy, Murray Hill and Jon Hudson Odom. Somebody Somewhere was co-created and executive produced by Hannah Bos (Driveways) and Paul Thureen (High Maintenance).

We will certainly be checking this out when it drops on January 16 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO and HBO Max.

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