TV LAND CONTINUES EVOLUTION WITH TWO NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, “THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW” AND “IMPASTOR,” PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th AT
10PM ET/PT AND 10:30PM ET/PT
“The Exes” Returns At 11PM ET/PT
New York, NY – May 26, 2015 – Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series “Younger,” TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup – “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Impastor” – debuting on Wednesday, July 15th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite “The Exes” will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT.
“‘Younger’ has been a huge step in TV Land’s reinvention as a network exploring riskier and more challenging content,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “With ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ and ‘Impastor,’ we are adding to our line-up of contemporary comedies, which already includes ‘Younger,’ as well as our multi-camera series.”
“The Jim Gaffigan Show” stars and is inspired by the real life of comedian, actor and New York Timesbest-selling author Jim Gaffigan, chronicling one man’s struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Also starring in the series isAshley Williams as Jim’s off-beat Catholic wife, Jeannie; Adam Goldberg as Jim’s aggressively single comedian friend, Dave; and Michael Ian Black as Daniel, Jeannie’s gay ex-boyfriend and confidante, who is also Jim’s biggest critic. Tongayi Chirisa co-stars, playing Jim and Jeannie’s endearing priest, Father Nicholas. Throughout the season, there will also be special celebrity cameos by Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O’Donnell, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Macaulay Culkin, Janeane Garofalo among others. The show is executive produced by writing team Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan.
“Impastor” is a dark comedy from Christopher Vane (“Wings”) starring Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from his gambling debt. Just when he’s about to end his misery and jump off a bridge, a reverend shows up and talks him down. When the reverend slips off the bridge and falls to his death, he leaves Buddy with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man’s identity and pose as the new gay pastor of a small, tight-knight town, leaving his bartender ex-girlfriend Leanne (Aimee Garcia) to clean up the huge mess he left behind. Buddy begins to settle into his new life as a pastor with the help of his preppy new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alexa (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell (Mike Kosinski) – but the church president, Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) senses that something isn’t quite right. Curing sex crazed teenagers, stealing kids’ weed and reading Bible scripture may not be a bad gig for Buddy after all. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the façade. “Impastor” is executive produced by Vane and Rosenbaum, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”) and Rob Greenberg (“How I Met Your Mother”).
This season on “The Exes,” everyone adjusts to Haskell’s (Wayne Knight) new lifestyle now that he has money; Holly (Kristen Johnston) decides to only pursue men she’s not interested in; Phil (Donald Faison) experiences the ups and downs of dating a movie star and Stuart (David Alan Basche) dabbles in the restaurant business. Plus, Nicki (Leah Remini) returns from an extravagant vacation with a surprising guest in tow. Kelly Stables also stars as Holly’s scatter-brained but loveable assistant Eden. “The Exes” is executive produced by Mark Reisman (“Frasier”), along with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (“Reba”), and Franco Bario is co-executive producer.