Jaime Pressly has been cast as the lead in TV Land’s upcoming multi-camera comedy pilot Jennifer Falls, TVWise has learned. The I Hate My Teenage Daughter alum is best known for her role on My Name Is Earl. Pressly has been cast as lead character Jennifer Doyle.
Created by Matthew Carlson, Jennifer Falls revolves around a career woman and mother (Pressly) who must move back in with her own mom after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure salary job. With her teenage daughter in tow, Jennifer has to face her new life, trying to reconnect with old friends in her hometown and making ends meet as a waitress in her brother’s bar. TV Land Originals are producing with Carlson, Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis serving as executive producers.
“It’s amazing to have someone like Jaime Pressly on board for ‘Jennifer Falls,’” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “We loved this script from the moment we read it, and Jaime just brings the role to life perfectly.”