TV Land is continuing to invest in single camera comedies.
After testing the waters with the Jaime Pressly starrer Jennifer Falls, the network has given the greenlight to further two single camera comedies: Impastor, from Christopher Vane; and Teachers from Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.
“’Impastor’ and ‘Teachers’ are perfect examples of the type of comedies we’re looking for as TV Land evolves its original series – innovative, unconventional, and hilariously funny for an audience that enjoys smart humor with a hint of heart,” said Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land.
Impastor follows Buddy Dobbs a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tight-knit town. Though he’s tempted to immediately run off with the pastor’s money, Buddy has a change of heart when he realizes that the people there, including his prim church assistant Dora, actually like this new and semi-improved alter ego. The comedy series was created by Christopher Vane and stars Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), Sara Rue (Less Than Perfect), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), Mircea Monroe (Episodes), Mike Kosinski (The Second City Chicago) and David Rasche (Ugly Betty).
Based on the web series of the same name, Teachers revolves around six Elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America’s youth, even though they don’t really seem to have their own lives together at all. From refusing to read fairytales because “sometimes Prince Charming wants to date other people” to hitting on the resident “hot dad,” these teachers are certainly changing the world, one student at a time. The series stars improv group The Katydids – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas – who also wrote and starred in the web series. The also serve as executive producers alongside showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.