As it expands its scripted slate, truTV has announced a pre-launch renewal for the new comedy “Those Who Can’t.” The channel also is beginning development on three additional scripted projects.
The network announced the order today for season two of “Those Who Can’t,” truTV’s first scripted series. The show is scheduled to premiere its first season Feb. 11, with a 13-episode second season due later in 2016.
“‘Those Who Can’t’ centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix,” truTV says. “They are joined by Maria Thayer as the school’s librarian. In addition to [showrunner Dean] Lorey, the series is executive-produced by Tracey Baird and Krysia Plonka of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson. Angel Annussek is executive-producing for truTV.”
The announcement also notes: “In addition, truTV has also ordered two pilots and a pilot script from several established comedic talents, including Dean Lorey (‘Arrested Development,’ ‘The Crazy Ones’), comedian Tom Segura and also Melissa Hunter (‘Adult Wednesday Addams’). This flurry of scripted activity comes as truTV celebrates momentum on the first anniversary of its ‘Way More Fun’ branding.”
truTV also closed a first-look deal with “Those Who Can’t” showrunner Lorey, which includes a pilot order for a comedy with the working title “Shady Neighbors.”
Here’s a trailer for “Those Who Can’t”: