TruTV announced that it has embarked on its first foray into full-length scripted series, greenlighting the comedy “Those Who Can’t.”
The show, about three frustrated high school teachers, stars creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.
The series is produced by Thank You, Brain! Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
“TruTV has ordered 10 episodes of ‘Those Who Can’t,’ with plans to launch by early 2016,” the channel said in its announcement. “Set in Denver, the half-hour comedy follows three dysfunctional high school teachers — played by Cayton-Holland, Orvedahl and Roy — who are about as screwed-up as the kids they teach. Maria Thayer (‘Eagleheart’) plays Abbey Logan, a new librarian who questions, denies and then joins in on the antics of her co-workers.”
The program is part of the “Way More Fun” branding campaign launched by TruTV back in October.
“TruTV has launched a number of new series coinciding with the brand refresh, including its first-ever sketch comedy, ‘Friends of the People,’ also from 3 Arts Entertainment,” the announcement notes.