Maria Bamford

Familiar-looking truTV comedy 'I'm Sorry' offers some fresh perspective

Familiar-looking truTV comedy 'I'm Sorry' offers some fresh perspective

There is a lot of television around, and the fact that many shows resemble other shows tends to bring up the question of how much of any particular product the market can bear.

"I'm Sorry," a new sitcom premiering Wednesday on truTV — the sort of off-brand network that itself brings up the question of how much the market can bear — is another series in which a person of comedy plays a character with a similar or the same name, doing the job she does in life. Just off the top of my head, "Lady Dynamite," "Lopez," "One Mississippi" and "Better Things" fit that bill at the moment; there is always the possibility of another season of...

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