'I'm Sorry': Brian Stepanek promises 'hysterically funny' season 2 as Olive heads to kindergarten
Andrea's misguided and immature attempts at dealing with life leading to disastrous results continue in season two of 'I'm Sorry' out January 9
Trutv’s hilarious sitcom ‘Im Sorry’ is set to return with season 2 on Wednesday, January 9, and, boy, are we excited. Great new adventures await Andrea Savage, Mike (Tom Everett Scott) and Olive (Amelia Harris-Warren), including Olive’s first foray into kindergarten, which is sure to bring its own set of uncomfortably funny situations, including Andrea’s realization that having a literate child is not all that great.
Brian Stepanek, who plays Olive’s teacher Mr. Castellotti, promises that this particular storyline is “hysterically funny." “I think that the writing in that show is really good and they have so much fun on set improvising and embellishing,” he says.
The comedian has a long history with Scott, with whom he went to Syracuse together. “So, we have been buddies for 16 years and when this audition came it was totally separate from him and I just told him hey, I have an audition for your show and it ended up working out. I only got to do one scene with him, which is a bummer.”
He adds, "I think it going to be fantastic I really think Andrea is so talented and deserves all the accolades that come her way.” And, accolades certainly do come her way. Having been in popular projects such as 'Step Brothers,' 'Dog Bites Man,' 'The Hotwives' and most noticeably, 'Veep,' she is one of the brightest comedians of our time.
Season 1 of ‘I’m Sorry’ had impressed critics and viewers alike, with an 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and "generally favorable reviews" on Metacritic. One can only hope that season 1 recipe of Andrea's misguided and immature attempts at dealing with life leading to disastrous results would work its charm in season 2 as well.
The shooting for the season is done, reveals Stepanek. “We block shot the whole season. The whole season is shot.” In the coming episodes, we will see Andrea questioning her potential market value as a prostitute and learning how far is too far when it comes to comedy.
Kathy Baker and Martin Mull will return in season 2 as Andrea’s divorced parents Sharon and Martin, and so will her friends Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas and Gary Anthony Williams.
While a season 3 is yet to be announced by truTV, Stepanek, who is probably best known for his role on 'Suite Life of Zack and Cody,' is looking forward to one, where his character Mr Castellotti get promoted to first grade “so that I can stay on the show. When their kid goes on to first grade, I go along with her,” he relates.
Don’t forget to catch the season 2 premiere of ‘I’m Sorry’ at 10pm ET/PT on truTV on Wednesday, January 9.