I was never a huge fan of My Name Is Earl, despite being a big fan of most everyone involved, and Jaime Pressly has always been one of my favorites… for reasons that, to be completely honest, I don’t really understand. I couldn’t get behind I Hate My Teenage Daughter, but she almost made it work. With the right material, she has the charm and comedic timing to pull audiences in. Considering TV Land‘s solid record so far, this may be one to really watch out for.
That said, and considering TV Land‘s obvious bent toward the styles and sensibilities of sit-coms from 20-30 years ago, this one sounds like it could easily go too far toward the silly, milking cheap laughs at every turn (a la Mom). It will be interesting to see how the cast rounds out, but for now we have something to look forward to.
Catch the full release below, and let me know what you think of this one.
TV Land has greenlit single-camera sitcom “Jennifer Falls” starring Emmy® Award-winning actress Jaime Pressly (“My Name is Earl”), it was announced today by TV Land President, Larry W. Jones. The comedy, which was previously announced as a multi-cam series, will premiere this summer.
“We are really excited to make this foray into single-camera comedy,” said Jones. “With Jaime at the helm and such high-caliber talent behind the camera, we have the perfect combination for this multi-dimensional series.”
“Jennifer Falls” revolves around a career woman and mother, Jennifer Doyle (Pressly) who must move back in with her own mom after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure salary job. With her teenage daughter in tow, Jennifer has to face her new life and figure out what the next steps are to rebuild.
“Jennifer Falls” is written, created and executive produced by Matthew Carlson (“The Wonder Years,” “Malcolm in the Middle”), with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (“Reba,” “The Exes”) also serving as executive producers. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.