TV Land Orders Pilot Based on TEACHERS Web Series; COMMUNITY's Alison Brie to Produce
TV Land has given a pilot order to "Teachers," based on the popular web series of the same name, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. The show revolves around six Elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America's youth, but they don't really seem to have their own lives together at all. From making their class help them stalk exes online to altering a grade because the art teacher is "kind of a b****," these teachers are certainly changing the world, one student at a time. Alison Brie ("Community") is attached as an executive producer, and the stars of the web series, all named a version of "Katie" - Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien and Katie Thomas - are all signed on to reprise their roles.
"From the second this project came across my desk, I've been in love with it," said Jones. "The tone of the show is unlike anything we've had on TV Land. I'm really excited about the idea of building this unexplored world, where teachers are the eccentric characters you always hoped they weren't."
Barlow, Colloton, Freedman, Lambert, O'Brien and Thomas, who call their group The Katydids, are all from Chicago with experience at The Second City, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and iO West in Los Angeles. Their web series, "Teachers," can be watched at TeachersWebSeries.com.
Matt Miller ("Chuck," "Las Vegas") and Cap Gun TV are executive producers alongside Brie, and Jones and Keith Cox will serve as executive producers for TV Land.
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