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TV Land picks up two new comedies, 'Impastor' and 'Teachers'

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TV Land is getting edgier, judging by its two newest comedies. The network announced on Wednesday that it’s ordered two new single-camera comedies, Impastor and Teachers, with both 10-episode first seasons slated to premiere in 2015.

Impastor and Teachers are perfect examples of the type of comedies we’re looking for as TV Land evolves its original series – innovative, unconventional, and hilariously funny for an audience that enjoys smart humor with a hint of heart,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones.

Impastor follows Bubby Dobbs (Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum), a gambling pothead who, trying to escape from a loan shark, steals a man’s identity and poses as the new gay pastor of  a small town. He’s tempted to take the pastor’s money, until he gets cozy with the church community, especially the pretty young treasurer Alexa Cummings, played by Episodes star Mircea Monroe. The series also stars Sara Rue (Less Than Perfect), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), Mike Kosinski (The Second City Chicago), and David Rasche (Ugly Betty). Impastor is executive produced by Rosenbaum, Christopher Vane (Wings) and  Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men).

Teachers, meanwhile, stars improv group The Katydids (Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien, and Katie Thomas) six jaded and at time inappropriate elementary school teachers. (One refuses to read fairytales to her students because “sometimes Prince Charming wants to date other people.”) The Katydids will serve as executive producers with Alison Brie and show runners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (Key and Peele).

Check out a trailer for Teachers below: