Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TV Land Gives Series Orders to Comedies 'Impastor' & 'Teachers'

TV Land is continuing its transitioning into single-camera comedy with 10 episode series orders to both of its pilots, Impastor and Teachers. Both series are expected to debut in 2015.

"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 TV Land President Larry W. Jones.

Impastor revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), 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 actually like this new and semi-improved alter ego... and he kind of likes them back.

The comedy also stars Sara Rue, Aimee Garcia, Mircea Monroe, Mike Kosinski and David Rashe.

Impastor was created by Christopher Vane, who executive produces alongside Rosenbaum and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. The pilot was directed by Rob Greenberg.

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 comedy 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 that the TV series is based on. In addition to writing for and starring in Teachers, they will also serve as executive producers alongside Alison Brie, Matt Miller and showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.