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[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND ORDERS TWO NEW COMEDIES, "IMPASTOR" AND "TEACHERS," TO SERIES

Michael Rosenbaum and Sara Rue to Headline "Impastor" from Christopher Vane, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum

Comedy darlings The Katydids to Star in "Teachers," Executive Produced by Alison Brie, Ian Roberts and Jay Martel

New York, NY - October 1, 2014 - TV Land has ordered 10-episode first seasons of two new single-camera comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," it was announced today by TV Land President Larry W. Jones. Both series will premiere on TV Land 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 Jones.

"Impastor," a single-camera comedy from Christopher Vane ("Wings"), 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"). The series revolves around Buddy Dobbs (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, including his prim church assistant Dora (Rue), actually like this new and semi-improved alter ego... and he kind of likes them back.

Other officials at Buddy's new church include Alexa Cummings (Monroe), the gorgeous treasurer that has Buddy rethinking his whole con; Russell Kerry (Kosinski), the young secretary who's very excited to have a gay pastor; and Alden Schmidt (Rasche), the church president and the only person who seems to be just a little suspicious of Buddy. As Buddy deals with his new life, his bartender ex-girlfriend Leanne (Garcia), has to deal with the huge mess he left behind.

"Impastor" is executive produced by Vane and Rosenbaum, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men"). Rob Greenberg ("How I Met Your Mother") directed the pilot.

"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 hit 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 ("Community") and showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel ("Key and Peele").

Matt Miller and Cap Gun TV also serve as executive producers of "Teachers."

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s. Consisting of original programming, acquisitions and a digital portfolio, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. Homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, T?3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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