Both series have performed respectably for TV Land this summer. Both are part of a rebranding effort by the Viacom cabler to take its original series in an edgier direction with serialized elements in half-hour series.
“We’re really proud of these shows that represent the new TV Land,” said Keith Cox, exec VP of development and original programming. “They have quality writing and great casts, and we’re excited to move on to season two for both.”
“Gaffigan” in an autobiographical vehicle for the veteran standup comedian. Gaffigan and Peter Tolan exec produced with Jeannie Gaffigan and showrunner Jeff Lowell. Alex Murray and Sandy Wernick of Brillstein Entertainment Partners were also EPs. The show has to date delivered an average of 4 million viewers for TV Land across three airings each week. It’s set to wrap its 11-episode season on Sept. 23.
“Impastor” stars Michael Rosenbaum as a man on the run from gambling debts who takes over the identity of a small-town pastor. Christopher Vane created the series and exec produces with Rosenbaum, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Rob Greenberg. “Impastor” has averaged 2.8 million viewers, with its 10-episode season to conclude on Sept. 16.