'Single Drunk Female': how to watch the new comedy on adulthood's messiest subjects

Everything you need to know about the 'Single Drunk Female' cast, premiere date, official trailer and more

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Samantha Fink has hit a rough patch, to say the least. The new series Single Drunk Female follows the twentysomething's pursuit towards sobriety, but her journey is definitely bumpy. 

After showing up intoxicated to work at her splashy New York City media company, Samantha is fired and forced to return to Boston to live with her smothering mother. She's sentenced to rehab and community service, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. (Wait until you hear her best friend's news.) 

As Samantha's mother Carol says—white wine in hand—"It's hard to be a person." Will Samantha be able to figure it all out? 

Girls' Jenni Konner and Russian Dolls' Leslye Headland are a few of the heavyweights behind the new series, and it's inspired by writer, creator and executive producer Simone Finch's real-life story. 

Typically, we don't think of alcoholism in a comedic way, but this show flips the script and adds a humorous element to an uncomfortable, but common issue. (A complete 180 for those who are currently bingeing Euphoria season 2.) 

"I think that sobriety is really serious and staying sober is of the utmost importance for me and many others," Finch tells Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). "But laughing at ourselves is great medicine."

You're going to want to put this one on your radar, folks—uncomfortable moments and all. Here's what you need to know. 

Where to watch 'Single Drunk Female'?

The debut series kickstarted on January 20, 2022, with the first two episodes. Tune back in on Thursdays at 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central on Freeform for the remaining eight eps, or catch up with Samantha's antics by streaming the following day on Hulu.

Watch the 'Single Drunk Female' trailer:

Want a little sneak peek? Here's what's going on in Samantha's life: a failed career, an unhelpful sobriety coach and a best friend who seemingly commits the ultimate betrayal, to name just a few points.

(Psst: while you're having a Hulu marathon, you'll want to catch How I Met Your Father, the Hilary Duff reboot based on the classic CBS hit, How I Met Your Mother.

Who's in the cast of 'Single Drunk Female'?

Curious about who's who? Sofia Black-D'Elia (Skins, The Mick) is the 30-year-old actress and star of the debut series. Here's who else is making an appearance in the Freeform show:

  • Sofia Black-D'Elia as Samantha
  • Ally Sheedy as Carol 
  • Garrick Bernard as James 
  • Lily Mae Harrington as Felicia
  • Rebecca Henderson as Olivia
  • Sasha Compére as Brit

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We're all anxious to see how everything unfolds for our struggling protagonist and, of course, we're all rooting for her along the way. Though it's too soon to comment on season two, Finch has said she would definitely be interested in keeping Samantha's story going. 

"I think we could go into greater depth," she reveals to Entertainment Weekly. "In every season 1, you learn things. And I think not having your story be always about relapsing is really important. My goal is to show sobriety."

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)