“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.
Created by Christopher Vane (Wings), Impastor follows pot-smoking gambler Buddy (Michael Rosenbaum) as he steals a man’s identity while on the run from a dangerous loan shark. He ends up posing as a gay pastor in a tiny speck-on-the-map town and decides to stay rather than steal the money and run when he sees that those in his congregation like him. The series also stars Sara Rue (Malibu Country), Mircea Monroe (Hart of Dixie), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), and David Rasche (Ugly Betty).
Starring Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas (aka improv troupe The Katydids), Teachers revolves around six elementary school teachers who must shape the minds of the future of this country while trying to get their own lives together. The series will have Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (Key & Peele) as co-showrunners, with Alison Brie (Community) serving as executive producer.
Word on the renewal status of Jennifer Falls, which wrapped its first season this past August, has yet to be announced. TV Land recently cancelled Kirstie Alley-starring Kirstie and renewed Cedric the Entertainer vehicle The Soul Man, with Sutton Foster comedy Younger slated to premiere this coming January.
Will you be watching Impastor and/or Teachers? Do you think either will be the next breakout comedy for TV Land? What type of comedies do you think the network should be pursuing at this point?