TruTV has given the greenlight to its first-ever full-length scripted comedy, “Those Who Can’t,” with a 10-episode order, the cabler announced Tuesday.
The series revolves around three frustrated and dysfunctional high school teachers in Denver who are as screwed-up as the students they teach.
The half-hour laffer will star show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy. The trio hails from Denver-based comedy troupe the Grawlix. Maria Thayer (“Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Eagleheart”) rounds out the cast as Abbey Logan, a new librarian who questions, denies and then ultimately joins in on the antics of her co-workers.
“‘Those Who Can’t’ has exactly the kind of fresh, slightly off-kilter humor we’re looking for as we venture into the world of scripted comedy,” said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for TruTV. “Adam, Andrew and Ben have created a terrifically funny show that’s a perfect fit for the new TruTV and our target audience of young adult viewers.”
The three creator-stars will also serve as exec producers, alongside Tracey Baird and Krysia Plonka of Thank You, Brain! Productions, Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment, and Angel Annussek and Rich Korson for TruTV.
“Those Who Can’t” is set to premiere by early 2016.