TEACHERS Pilot Ordered
March 21, 2014 by Mike McNamara
The web comedy series TEACHERS, starring popular Second City alums The Katydids, has been green-lit for a pilot on TV Land. Chicago-based director Matt Miller and Cap Gun Collective, who collaborated on the web series, will produce the comedy alongside Executive Producer Alison Brie, best known for her work in front of the camera on the popular series COMMUNITY.
The web series is centered around six elementary school teachers who are trying to help their students build their lives though they haven't been able to get their own acts together. You can watch the original webisodes here.
The Katydids, so named because their names are all versions of "Kate" - Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien and Katie Thomas - have agreed to reprise their roles.
TV Land President Larry W. Jones told Deadline: "From the second this project came across my desk, I've been in love with it...The tone of the show is unlike anything we've had on TV Land. I'm really excited about the idea of building this unexplored world, where teachers are the eccentric characters you always hoped they weren't."
Much more information, including shoot dates and locations, will be announced soon. I'll keep you posted!