Showtime has picked up the half-hour comedy collection I Love This For You starring Saturday Night time Reside 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 types a significant friendship together with her idol Jackie, the charismatic star of the community — a extremely aggressive office the place folks play soiled to succeed.
The supporting solid consists of Paul James (Soundtrack) as Jordan, a captivating however dry stage supervisor; Ayden Mayeri (Homecoming) as Beth Ann, an bold 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 function 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 stated in an announcement. "Vanessa’s comedic brilliance [has] yielded an offbeat, emotional and laugh-out-loud collection that we will’t wait to convey to our Showtime audiences.”
”I'm so thrilled to be making this present with Showtime and that each one of my hours of house procuring as a child are lastly paying off!” stated 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 Go away) and the 2 of them will govt produce alongside Emmy winner Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer), who will function showrunner. Michael Showalter (The Massive Sick) and his Semi-Formal Productions associate Jordana Mollick may also govt produce alongside Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna, in addition to Allyce Ozarski.
I Love This For You joins a promising roster of exhibits 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 collection American Rust, a revamp of American Gigolo starring Jon Bernthal, and the Ray Donovan film, which is at present filming mere minutes away from me in Boston, not that I've been invited to the set (ahem).
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