‘I’m Sorry’ Creator Andrea Savage’s Real-Life Bathing Suit Tragedy Might Make It Into Season 3

Andrea Savage is giving her I’m Sorry fans something to tide them over until season 3. She will host a live table read of the show’s pilot, not with the cast but with 10 fans getting to read the parts. The benefit for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles begins Aug. 10 at 7PM ET/4PM PT on TruTV and TBS’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

I'm Sorry: Andrea Savage
I’m Sorry: Andrea Savage | TruTV

Savage spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet in 2019 at WarnerMedia’s Television Critics Association party. It’s taken a bit longer than expected for season 3 to air on TruTV, but she’s still working on it. Here’s one real-life event that may inspire I’m Sorry.

Giving Andrea Savage a break will be good for ‘I’m Sorry’ Season 3

I’m Sorry is about the daily foibles and faux pas of being a mother, a wife, a writer and just a human being. Savage created the show and cranked out two seasons back to back. Taking a break gives her a chance to accumulate more ideas. 

Andrea Savage and Tom Everett Scott
Andrea Savage and Tom Everett Scott | TruTV

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“I took a little break,” Savage said. “Trying to rest. We went back to back the first two times and that was crazy. It makes it more challenging for sure because I’m a little bit of a perfectionist and I also don’t like to retread stuff. I like it to be unique and different and have something to say. So it’s like going oh, we kind of did something like that, we kind of did something like that. So it is finding new places to go so it is challenging.”

The break gives Andrea Savage more ‘I’m Sorry’ material

Savage confirmed she takes ideas from her own life to incorporate on the show. If she did a third season right away, she’d only have experiences running a show for two seasons. Here’s an example of a real-life idea that could make it into I’m Sorry Season 3.

Andrea Savage with Martin Mull and Tom Everett Scott
L-R: Martin Mull, Andrea Savage, Tom Everett Scott | TruTV

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“Now I’ve actually been like out in the world again,” Savage said. “I was just buying a bathing suit and ended up crying and hugging the woman who was helping me in the shop. Things like that, which for two and a half years I didn’t see anybody except my daughter, my husband and people at work.”

Showbiz Cheat Sheet followed up to ask if it was a onepiece or twopiece? 

“Please, I’m not an animal,” Savage said. “It was a two piece.”

Andrea Savage keeps ‘I’m Sorry’ ideas on her phone 

Modern technology allows Savage to keep track of every wacky thing that happens to her in life. Gone are the days where writers had to carry notepads around. Now they all have smartphones. 

“I have my phone and I write everything into the little notes thing,” Savage said. “Every weird little thing that happens, everything I overhear goes into this crazy folder that looks insane if anybody else tried to read it. Then when I come back, I use that.”

They used up every note for seasons 1 and 2, so Savage literally needed time to take more notes for season 3.

I'm Sorry Andrea and Mike
Andrea Savage and Tom Everett Scott | TruTV

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“I will tell you, we go through everything I come in with and we use almost everything in some shape or form,” Savage said. “It’s pretty crazy. Not everything that happens is linearly how something happened. The goal of this show is to try to create an edgy show that’s not dark. So it’s a really tricky line to walk to keep something edgy and not by sh*tting on people or making fun of people. It’s really hard and it’s a challenge that we took on.”

The only type of incident that won’t make it onto I’m Sorry is a really nasty personal encounter.

“There is a lot of stuff that gets thrown away of like oh, that f*cking person, that was so annoying,” Savage said. “So all that stuff can’t be used. It’s finding that stuff that’s funny in life that still is edgy and cool but not mean, which is hard if you really start thinking about it.”

Andrea Savage and Jason Mantzoukas’ relationship is just like that in real life

Savage plays a character named Andrea. Jason Mantzoukas plays her show business friend, Kyle. However, the banter they share is an accurate translation of Mantzoukas and Savage’s real-life friendship.

“Jason and I have been friends for a long time,” Savage said. “Basically, we love each other but we’re very mean to each other and attack everything that comes out of each other’s mouths. We could be sitting in a room in the dark and be laughing and having a good time.”