JAIME PRESSLY CAST IN NEW TV LAND PILOT "JENNIFER FALLS"
New York, NY - August 5, 2013 - Emmy(R) Award-winning actress Jaime Pressly has been cast in the lead role for TV Land's new pilot "Jennifer Falls," it was announced today by Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for the network. Pressly, best known for her work on the NBC series "My Name is Earl," will play the lead character, Jennifer Doyle, in this multi-camera pilot. "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.
"It's amazing to have someone like Jaime Pressly on board for 'Jennifer Falls,'" said Cox. "We loved this script from the moment we read it, and Jaime just brings the role to life perfectly."
The pilot is written, created and executive produced by Matthew Carlson ("The Wonder Years," "Malcolm in the Middle"), with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis ("Reba," "The Exes") also serving as executive producers.
TV Land's current line-up of original sitcoms airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT and includes the hit series "Hot in Cleveland," "The Exes" and "The Soul Man." The series have received several awards and accolades including two 2013 Creative Arts Emmy(R) nominations: one for "Hot in Cleveland" and the other for "The Exes." All of these series star pop culture icons and fan favorites including Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables, Cedric "The Entertainer," Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan. This December, TV Land will debut its newest original series, "Kirstie," which stars Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman and Eric Petersen.
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