Somebody Somewhere
GenreComedy drama
Created by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerShuli Harel
Production locationChicago[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time24–30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJanuary 16, 2022 (2022-01-16) –

Somebody Somewhere is an American comedy drama television series starring Bridget Everett and created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. It premiered on HBO on January 16, 2022. In February 2022, the series was renewed for a second season.


Set in Manhattan, Kansas, the series follows Sam as she deals with a midlife crisis after the death of her sister.[1]

Cast and characters

Development and production

In July 2020, HBO ordered Somebody Somewhere to series which is inspired by the life of Bridget Everett who plays the lead role and is also an executive producer.[3] In June 2021, the cast was announced, which included Jeff Hiller, Mary Catherine Garrison, Danny McCarthy, Mike Hagerty (in his final acting role before his death in May 2022), Murray Hill, Jon Hudson Odom, and Heidi Johanningmeier.[2] In February 2022, HBO renewed the series for a second season.[4]

The series was filmed in suburban Chicago, primarily in Lockport and Warrenville. The creators chose Chicago as a filming location because of the talent pool available; Hannah Bos said, "We cast a lot of roles out of Chicago, and the talent pool was insane. It was exciting to have so many choices for so many roles. I'm biased because I love the Chicago style of acting — which I feel is very grounded, very real, very nuanced — and we had many wonderful actors to draw on to fill our world in."[1]


No.Title [5]Directed by [5]Written by [5]Original air date [5]U.S. viewers
1"BFD"Jay DuplassHannah Bos & Paul ThureenJanuary 16, 2022 (2022-01-16)0.202[6]
2"Knick-Knacks and Doodads"Robert CohenHannah Bos & Paul ThureenJanuary 23, 2022 (2022-01-23)0.113[7]
3"Egg Shells"Robert CohenPatricia BreenJanuary 30, 2022 (2022-01-30)0.093[8]
4"Feast of St. Francis"Robert CohenPatricia BreenFebruary 6, 2022 (2022-02-06)0.082[9]
5"Tee-Tee Pa-Pah"Jay DuplassHannah Bos & Paul ThureenFebruary 13, 2022 (2022-02-13)0.118[10]
6"Life Could Be A Dream"Robert CohenPatricia BreenFebruary 20, 2022 (2022-02-20)0.142[11]
7"Mrs. Diddles"Jay DuplassHannah Bos & Paul ThureenFebruary 27, 2022 (2022-02-27)0.159[12]


Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 100% approval rating based on 25 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Led by a captivating Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere explores the human condition with tenderness, grace, and warmth.[13] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 86 out of 100, based on 12 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim."[14]


Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2022 Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Bridget Everett Nominated [15][16]
Dorian Awards Best LGBTQ Show Somebody Somewhere Nominated [17]
Best Undersung Show Nominated
TV Lead Performance Bridget Everett Nominated
Best TV Supporting Performance Jeff Hiller Nominated
Best TV Musical Performance "Don’t Give Up" Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association Awards Best Cable Series, Comedy Somebody Somewhere Nominated [18]
Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy Bridget Everett Nominated
Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy Jay Duplass (for "Tee-Tee Pa-Pah") Nominated
46th Humanitas Prize Comedy Teleplay Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen (for "B.F.D.") Nominated [19]
Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Series – Short Form Somebody Somewhere Nominated [20]
American Film Institute Awards Top 10 Television Programs of 2022 Somebody Somewhere Won [21]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted Series Bridget Everett Pending [22]
Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series Jeff Hiller Pending


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  3. ^ Petski, Denise (July 21, 2020). "HBO Orders 'Somebody Somewhere' Comedy Series Starring Bridget Everett". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  4. ^ Cordero, Rosy (February 3, 2022). "'Somebody Somewhere' Renewed For Season 2 At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2022.
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  14. ^ "Somebody Somewhere". Metacritic. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
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  16. ^ Hailu, Selome (August 6, 2022). "'Abbott Elementary' Tops 2022 TCA Awards". Variety. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  17. ^ Anderson, Erik (June 24, 2022). "'Hacks,' 'Somebody Somewhere,' 'Euphoria' lead LGBTQ Critics Dorian Awards TV nominations as HBO dominates". Awards Watch. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (July 7, 2022). "This Is Us, Succession, Severance, Ted Lasso Lead 2022 HCA TV Nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  19. ^ Schneider, Michael (September 9, 2022). "'Pachinko,' 'Black-ish,' 'Don't Look Up' Among Humanitas Prize Winners". Variety. Retrieved December 17, 2022.
  20. ^ Mandinach, Zach (October 25, 2022). "2022 Gotham Awards Nominations Full List" (Press release). The Gotham Film & Media Institute. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  21. ^ Coley, Jacqueline (December 9, 2022). "AFI names Nope, Avatar: Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, and Abbott Elementary the best of 2022". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 10, 2022.
  22. ^ Tham, Su Fang (November 17, 2022). "2023 Spirit Awards Film Nominations Coming November 22!". Film Independent. Retrieved November 22, 2022.