The half-hour reality show, which is described as a battle of impressionists, will feature “SNL” alum Dana Carvey as an expert mentor to contestants. The series pits America’s best amateur impressionists against each other in a battle of celebrity impressions with the studio audience crown a winner each week.
“‘First Impressions’ gives up-and-coming impressionists a unique opportunity to share their skills with the master,” said Prinze Jr., “I’ve always been a huge fan of Dana and watching him in action, working with our talented competitors, is incredible.”
“First Impressions” has also lined up an impressive roster of celebrity guests including Steve Carell, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz and Kate Flannery, who will all coach the aspiring impressionists through challenges.
Prinze Jr. rose to fame in the ’90s, starring in teen favorite films including “She’s All That” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” He also appeared in the final season of “24,” and more recently, he’s lent his voice talents to animated series “Robot Chicken” and “Star Wars Rebels.” The series marks his foray into the hosting world.
The series hails from Renegade 83 and Gaspin Media. Carvey, Jeff Gaspin, David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe are all exec producers.
“First Impressions” will premiere May 10 at 10:30 p.m. Get a sneak peek below.