Showtime has picked up the half-hour comedy collection I Love This For You starring Saturday Evening Stay alums Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon.
Impressed by Bayer’s personal story of overcoming childhood leukemia, I Love This For You finds her enjoying Joanna Gold, who desires of changing into a bunch at a home-shopping channel. Working to shed her life-long label as “that most cancers lady,” she strikes away from her dad and mom, begins a budding romance for the primary time in her grownup life, and kinds a significant friendship along with her idol Jackie, the charismatic star of the community — a extremely aggressive office the place individuals play soiled to succeed.
The supporting forged consists of Paul James (Soundtrack) as Jordan, a captivating however dry stage supervisor; Ayden Mayeri (Homecoming) as Beth Ann, an formidable however insecure host; Matthew Rogers (Haute Canine) as Darcy, the ingratiating right-hand man to the CEO; and Emmy nominee Punam Patel (Particular) as Beena, an offbeat backstage producer. In the meantime, Collider has discovered that the position of Patricia, initially performed by Hollywood legend Cybill Shepherd within the pilot, is being recast.
“Vanessa Bayer channels her beloved character into an underdog half that’s each near her coronary heart and universally relatable,” Showtime’s Jana Winograde mentioned in an announcement. “Vanessa’s comedic brilliance [has] yielded an offbeat, emotional and laugh-out-loud collection that we are able to’t wait to convey to our Showtime audiences.”
”I am so thrilled to be making this present with Showtime and that each one of my hours of dwelling buying as a child are lastly paying off!” mentioned Bayer, who referred to as her newest TV expertise “an absolute dream.”
Bayer co-created I Love This For You with Emmy nominee Jeremy Beiler (I Suppose You Ought to Depart) and the 2 of them will government produce alongside Emmy winner Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer), who will function showrunner. Michael Showalter (The Massive Sick) and his Semi-Formal Productions companion Jordana Mollick may even government produce alongside Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna, in addition to Allyce Ozarski.
I Love This For You joins a promising roster of reveals coming to Showtime, together with the Dexter revival, The Curse from Nathan Fielder and the Safdie brothers, and a brand new Ripley present starring Andrew Scott. There’s additionally the Jeff Daniels series American Rust, a revamp of American Gigolo starring Jon Bernthal, and the Ray Donovan movie, which is at present filming mere minutes away from me in Boston, not that I have been invited to the set (ahem).
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