Annie Murphy couldn't be further from Schitt's Creek in AMC's upcoming dark comedy Kevin Can F**K Himself — and The Advocate has a first look at a moment that sets the stage for the show's most compelling relationship.
In a grim parody of the network comedies we all grew up with, Murphy stars as Allison McRoberts, the Sitcom Wife who exists to be the butt of the joke for her manchild husband Kevin (Eric Peterson), who can get away with anything just because he's funny. In private moments outside of his world, Allison dreams of moving out of their run-down home in Worcester, Mass. to live the perfect life she's always wanted; but the constant stream of carelessness, insults, and casual sexism from her husband wears away at her sanity.
"I'm just so tired of trying," she admits in an exchange with her cynical neighbor Patty O'Connor, played by Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals). "I feel like nothing I do is ever enough. But I really think if I could start over and go somewhere else and just do everything right this time, I can finally be ... done."
Patty responds to Allison's daydreams with a dose of hard reality, telling her, "Everyone knows what their life's gonna look like in ten, twenty years. Pretending things will change is how they sell washing machines."
Kevin Can F**K Himself was created by Valerie Armstrong and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, with Craig DiGregorio from Shrill as showrunner and executive producer. It premieres Sunday, June 13 on AMC+ and Sunday, June 20 at 9:00PM ET/PT on AMC. Watch the clip below.