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‘Life & Beth’ Star and Creator Amy Schumer on Healing Childhood Wounds: ‘If You Don’t Deal With Your Trauma, It’s Gonna Kill You’

‘Life & Beth’ Star and Creator Amy Schumer on Healing Childhood Wounds: ‘If You Don’t Deal With Your Trauma, It’s Gonna Kill You’
This story about Amy Schumer and “Life & Beth” first appeared in the Comedy & Drama issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

Amy Schumer has been thinking about empathy, and it shows. The stand-up comedian and actress broke into new territory in 2022, co-hosting one of the most unintentionally dramatic Oscar ceremonies of all time, and more importantly creating, co-writing, co-directing, producing and starring in Hulu’s “Life & Beth.” The series, which borrows heavily from Schumer’s own adolescence, focuses on Beth, a woman approaching 40 with a good job, a handsome boyfriend and a strange hollowness inside. After a surprising turn of events, Beth finds herself struck by flashbacks from her youth and both she and the audience delve deep into the trauma that set the character on this path so long ago.

Life & Beth” is one of several works in recent memory that explores the experiences of teen girls
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Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed for Season 2 on Hulu

Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed for Season 2 on Hulu
Amy Schumer and Michael Cera are entering the next chapter of their love story. “Life & Beth” has been renewed for a second season on Hulu, Schumer announced on Wednesday.

Schumer made the announcement during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show.” In addition to starring as the title character, Schumer created and executive produces the show, and directed and wrote several episodes of the first season.

The first season of the show followed Beth, a successful wine distributer living in Manhattan, who moves back to her childhood home on Long Island following the unexpected death of her mother (Laura Benanti). While there, she reunites with old friends, reconsiders her childhood and sparks an unexpected connection with a local farmer, John (Cera). The first season ended with Beth entering a relationship with John, quitting her job and taking the first steps to rebuilding her relationship with her sister Ann (Susannah Flood
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Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu

Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu
There’s more “Life & Beth” on the way.

Hulu has renewed the Amy Schumer-starring series for a 10-episode Season 2.

The show debuted less than a month ago, on March 18.

Season 1 starred Amy as a character named Beth. Her “life would look pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long term relationship with a successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever,” reads a logline from the streamer. “Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey towards building a bigger, bolder and more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane
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Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu

Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu
Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth will be back for a second go-round. Schumer revealed today on The Howard Stern Show that Hulu has renewed the dramedy series for a 10-episode second season.

Written, directed, executive produced and starring Schumer, Life & Beth follows Beth (Schumer), whose life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with, she makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. But when a sudden incident forces her to engage with her past, her life changes forever.

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Through flashbacks to her teen self (portrayed by Violet Young), Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. The series follows her journey toward building a more authentic life, learning to
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Life & Beth Renewed for Season 2

Life & Beth Renewed for Season 2
Amy Schumer’s semi-autobiographical Life & Beth will return for a second season on Hulu. The actress/comedienne broke the renewal news Wednesday morning during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

The series’ inaugural 10-episode season dropped on March 18.

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Life & Beth stars Schumer as Beth, a New York City wine distributor unpacking her
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Performer of the Week: Yuh-Jung Youn

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The Show | Apple TV+’s Pachinko

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The Performance | In Episode 3 of Apple TV+’s adaptation of the Min Jin Lee novel, there was something about the way the older Sunja’s storyline sneaked up on us with its profundity.

And the topic was rice.
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Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Shifts the Comedian Into a More Passive, Introspective Gear: TV Review

Amy Schumer’s ‘Life & Beth’ Shifts the Comedian Into a More Passive, Introspective Gear: TV Review
Life & Beth,” Amy Schumer’s new show for Hulu, unfolds in three distinct acts. The first sees Beth (Schumer) as a wine salesperson in Manhattan who’s quietly miserable with her job and in her relationship to Matt (Kevin Kane), a “New York 8” who treats her like an inconvenient afterthought. The second act sends her to her hometown on Long Island, where she meets and falls for John (Michael Cera), a vineyard farmer whose lifestyle and blunt charm shows her the possibility of a different kind of life. The final act, unfolding over the season’s last two episodes, has Beth confront her own mortality and dive deeper into the childhood that made her want to get so far away from Long Island in the first place.

The series is a new kind of venture for star, writer, and director Schumer, who’s long been known for a louder,
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‘Life & Beth’ Review: Amy Schumer Gets Personal Again in a Brilliant Hulu Dramedy

‘Life & Beth’ Review: Amy Schumer Gets Personal Again in a Brilliant Hulu Dramedy
Some people can’t, and maybe shouldn’t, go home again. But Amy Schumer proves beautifully in her new Hulu dramedy “Life & Beth” that she is not one of those people.

Schumer created, wrote, directed, executive produced and stars in this sincere and vulnerable dramedy that also shows her gift for getting personal as she did in her breakout 2015 film “Trainwreck.” She plays Beth (Schumer’s real middle name; her character in “Trainwreck” was named Amy), a Manhattanite who works at a seemingly enviable job selling wine to some of the city’s swankiest eateries, and living with her seemingly enviable boyfriend Matt (Kevin Kane), the successful champagne salesman at her company.

Matt is the life of the party, while Beth is much more introverted, something she simply accepts about their relationship. Then a shocking event in her family rocks her world, sending her on a trip back to
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‘Life & Beth’ Review: Amy Schumer’s Hulu Series Is an Ambitious Look at Adapting in Adulthood

‘Life & Beth’ Review: Amy Schumer’s Hulu Series Is an Ambitious Look at Adapting in Adulthood
Selling is an act of disappearing on “Life & Beth.” You sell best by asking questions, nodding, dispatching a well-timed “staaaaaahp” meant to connote active listening in the key of sorority sister. You sell by making buyers feel interesting to someone other than themselves.

Amy Schumer, returning to television for the first time since Comedy Central’s shrewd “Inside Amy Schumer” finished in 2016, plays Beth, a wine rep with a talent for puffery. But the 10-episode Hulu series picks up on the day her ennui spills over into her sales pitch. Beth has a boyfriend she doesn’t love, a career that doesn’t suit her interests, and a Manhattan address that looks better on other people’s wedding invitations than it feels to go home to. We’ve seen Schumer in the throes of an early onset midlife crisis before, but never with this much raw sincerity. Beth’s arrested development,
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‘Life & Beth’: Amy Schumer Goes Home Again

‘Life & Beth’: Amy Schumer Goes Home Again
For a few years in the mid-2010s, Amy Schumer was as prominent and acclaimed a comic voice as there was to be found anywhere in American pop culture. Her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer wickedly parodied the television of the day. (Josh Charles came in for note-perfect spoofs of both Friday Night Lights and The Newsroom, the latter “bestowed upon you by Aaron Sorkin.”) It dug deep on the strange and terrible ways society could view women, or that women could view themselves, whether in the implied homoeroticism
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Amy Schumer and her Besties Prefer Shopping Versus the Club in ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer

Amy Schumer and her Besties Prefer Shopping Versus the Club in ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer
Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth is coming to Hulu next month — and its joke-stacked, silly trailer gives a look inside her character Beth’s shenanigans.

Beth works as a wine distributor and has a longterm relationship with a wealthy guy, who’s not all that. “My boyfriend always says I seem like I’m a hundred, but at this point I’m just following him around like some sad-” she says, before another character adds, “loser.” Needless to say, Beth is “ready for a new start.” (And he doesn’t take the breakup so well.
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Your First Look at Amy Schumer's New Comedy Series Life & Beth

Your First Look at Amy Schumer's New Comedy Series Life & Beth
Beth is here and she's ready to shake things up! On Feb. 8, Hulu released the first trailer for its upcoming Amy Schumer-led series Life & Beth. The comedy, starring Michael Cera, Susannah Flood, Violet Young, Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Laura Benanti and Michael Rapaport, premieres March 18 with all 10 episodes arriving at once. The series follows Beth (Schumer) whose life looks great on paper, as she has it all—the job, the city and the man. But when a sudden incident occurs, it forces Beth to engage with her past, which leads to her life changing forever. "Through flashbacks to her teen self," the series description notes, "Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and...
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Hulu Sets Premiere Dates for Love, Victor Final Season, The Girl From Plainville, & More!

Hulu Sets Premiere Dates for Love, Victor Final Season, The Girl From Plainville, & More!
On Tuesday, Hulu took to the Television Critics Association winter press tour and revealed some premiere dates for upcoming shows.

We'll start with the bad news:

Love, Victor will end with its upcoming third season.

The streaming service announced Love Victor Season 3 will launch with all episodes on June 15.

"This season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery -- not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be," reads the synopsis for the final season.

"With their post-high-school-plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures."

Love, Victor is a followpup to the 2018 movie, Love, Simon, and stars Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Anthony Keyvan, and Ava Capri.
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Amy Schumer Falls for Michael Cera in Hulu’s ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer

Amy Schumer Falls for Michael Cera in Hulu’s ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer
Six years since “Inside Amy Schumer” ended, the popular comedian is making her return to scripted television with Hulu’s “Life & Beth.”

Directed by, written by and starring Schumer, “Life and Beth” follows its titular character in two pivotal periods of her life: as a teenager, played by Violet Young, and as a successful wine distributor approaching 40, played by Schumer. When a sudden incident forces the adult Beth to reexamine whether she wants the life she built for herself, she begins to look back at her childhood in an attempt to discover how she became who she is and figure out who she wants to become.

In addition to Schumer and Young, Michael Cera portrays Beth’s love interest and farmer named John, and Michael Rapaport plays her father. The cast is rounded out by Yamaneika Saunders and Laura Benanti. Schumer will executive produce alongside Kevin Kane, Daniel Powell and Ryan McFaul.
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Peacock Shares First Look at Craig Robinson Comedy Series ‘Killing It;’ Hulu Announces ‘Life and Beth’ Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

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Peacock Shares First Look at Craig Robinson Comedy Series ‘Killing It;’ Hulu Announces ‘Life and Beth’ Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)
Peacock has shared the first look at its new upcoming comedy series “Killing It,” streaming this April.

Created by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici, “Killing It” stars Craig Robinson as Craig, a man who competes in a state-sponsored python hunt in his quest to achieve the American Dream. The series co-stars Stephanie Nogueras as Craig’s ex-wife Camille, Jet Miller as his pre-teen daughter Vanessa and Rell Battle as his younger brother Isaiah. Claudia O’Doherty, Scott Macarthur and Wyatt Walter round out the cast.

“We love all the ambitious, challenging, thematically-rich series that populate the current peak-tv landscape,” said Goor in a statement. “We also love jokes. So, we tried to make a show that could deliver both. We wanted ‘Killing It’ to explore America’s quasi-religious obsession with entrepreneurship and wealth, and we also wanted it to be funny. Really, really funny. Plus, we wanted it to have big snakes.
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TVLine Items: Donald Faison Visits Legends, Boys Spinoff Teaser and More

TVLine Items: Donald Faison Visits Legends, Boys Spinoff Teaser and More
Legends of Tomorrow has tapped Scrubs alum Donald Faison for a rather mysterious role: The actor will appear in the Season 7 finale (and possibly even Season 8, if the CW drama is renewed) as an unnamed character who admires the Legends, EW.com reports.

Faison’s character is “an unauthorized time traveler with high-profile aspirations,” who is “looking for a boost that only fame, fortune, and glory can provide,” per the official description. “But the big question is whether his respect for the team is going to be able to help the Legends out of hot water or get them into hotter water!
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Life & Beth: Hulu Reveals First-Look Photos and Premiere Date for Amy Schumer Comedy Series

Life & Beth: Hulu Reveals First-Look Photos and Premiere Date for Amy Schumer Comedy Series
Life & Beth has a premiere date and new first look photos. Starring Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, Susannah Flood, Violet Young, Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Laura Benanti, Larry Owens, Michael Rapaport, Rosebud Walker, and Lavar Walker, the series follows Beth (Schumer), a woman who appears to have the ideal life. Life & Beth is written, directed, and executive-produced by Schumer and executive-produced by Kevin Kane

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Amy Schumer’s Hulu Series ‘Life & Beth’ Gets Premiere Date & First-Look Photos

Amy Schumer’s Hulu Series ‘Life & Beth’ Gets Premiere Date & First-Look Photos
Hulu has unveiled first-look photos from the new comedy series Life & Beth, written, directed, executive produced by and starring Amy Schumer, announcing that all 10 episodes in its first season will debut exclusively on the streamer on March 18.

Life & Beth follows Beth (Schumer), whose life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. But when a sudden incident forces her to engage with her past, her life changes forever.

Through flashbacks to her teen self (portrayed by Violet Young), Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey toward building a more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory
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‘Life & Beth’: Violet Young To Play Teen Amy Schumer In Hulu Comedy Series

‘Life & Beth’: Violet Young To Play Teen Amy Schumer In Hulu Comedy Series
Exclusive: Young actress Violet Young has been cast as a series regular, sharing a character with star Amy Schumer in the Hulu series Life & Beth.

Written, directed, executive produced and headlined by Schumer, Life & Beth follows Beth (Schumer), whose life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey toward building a more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.
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