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Plenty of new Sarah Silverman on the way

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 19th 2010 8:30PM
You can be forgiven if you thought The Sarah Silverman Program was done. The last time new episodes aired on Comedy Central was December of 2008, and in an era where some shows clock two seasons a year, that's an eternity.

Take heart, Silverman fans, the show returns for a third season on February 4, paired with last year's surprise hit, Important Things with Demetri Martin. And if you miss the season premiere, you can catch it again on the LOGO network on February 9, the day The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Two, Volume Two comes out on DVD.

And if that's still not enough Silverman for you, she has a new book coming out April 20, called The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee. Oh, and also, she has a new film called Peep World with Michael C. Hall and Rainn Wilson in the can, to be released later this year.

So now we know what Silverman was doing for most of 2009, when it seemed she wasn't popping up too often. The new season sounds just as bizarre as previous installments -- in the premiere episode, "The Proof is in the Penis," Laura tells Sarah she was born a hermaphrodite, which causes her to "move into the woods and live off the land," according to the press release. Also according to the press release, Brian and Steve are haunted by a ghost and "must dig up his grave and replace the remote that killed him in his corpse's chest."

I wouldn't normally quote a press release like that, but in this case, the plot for the episode is so random, there is no point in paraphrasing. Which fits right in with previous plots, where Silverman appeared in blackface to try to live the black experience and wound up a martyr, or assumed she had AIDS and became the leader of an activist group, eventually finding out she doesn't have AIDS when her test comes back.

In other words, the show is picking up where it left off more than a year ago.

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I would love to see a Brian and Steve spinoff from this show, always more interesting and funny than Sarah's plotline.

January 19 2010 at 10:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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