TV Land Orders Alison Brie-Produced Comedy Pilot 'Teachers'
A popular web series is looking to make a successful transition to the small screen, as TV Land has given a pilot order to the comedy ‘Teachers.’
Actress Alison Brie, best-known for her portrayal of Annie Edison on NBC’s ‘Community’, will executive produce the project in what would be her first stint in such a role.
The adult comedy follows six female elementary school teachers who are trying to shape the minds and lives of the youth and future of America. Unfortunately, they don’t really have their own lives together. Their antics include using their class to stalk exes, altering grades, hitting on parents and being generally hungover at work.
‘Teachers’ stars the so-called Katydids, who have worked together in Second City and The Upright Citizens Bridage. They are Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas (for real). The six women created the series alongside Matt Miller in 2012, and have since released 26 episodes on its YouTube page and website.
The six are all set to reprise their roles on the single-camera comedy, and bring a decidedly different tone and feel to TV Land. Should the pilot get picked up, it will join an original programming slate that includes ‘The Exes,’ ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and ‘Kirstie,’ starring Kirstie Alley.
You can check out a long sizzle reel of the show below.