By Rachel Flanagan
I Feel Bad
Cast and creatives attend The Paley Center for Media's 12th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews celebrating NBC's I Feel Bad at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on September 10, 2018.
© Emily Kneeter for the Paley Center
This Fall, NBC, is feeling bad, every day, about everything and inviting you along for the ride. The new series,I Feel Bad, previewing on September 19th and beginning October 4th is a hilarious, dirty and heartwarming look at Emet, who is just trying her best to be the perfect mom, wife, daughter, friend and boss. The problem is, she's not perfect and just like the rest of us, she's just trying to figure it out as she goes along.
I Feel Bad is based upon an illustrated book by Orli Auslander about the infinite number of reasons why a woman feels shame, guilt, regret, embarrassment and generally just bad. Don't mistake the negative feeling of "bad" to be a negative show or that some people simply have a negative outlook on life. On the contrary,
I Feel Bad, is all about being true rather than "putting your best face forward" and encourages people to share their true feelings in hopes that maybe some us can relate in some way and that "feeling bad" will bring people together.
I Feel Bad stars Sarayu Blue as Emet, a woman who, in the very first episode her father mistakes her for her mother and sets her off on an "I Feel Bad" path afraid that she's turning into her mother and as long as she does not become her mother, everything is going to be OK, right? Another goal of the show, besides allowing you to laugh at yourself and feel completely normal for feeling bad, aims to represent an average American family that might not be all the same race or culture and that may include relationships with co-workers and friends as part of a well-rounded family. Rounding out the cast with Sarayu Blue is Paul Adelstein, Brian George and Madhur Jaffrey.
I Feel Bad was created by Aseem Batra and executive produced by Amy Poehler will give you a reason to laugh even if you feel bad about it.