TruTV has gone further down the comedy path by greenlighting its first-ever full-length scripted comedy, Those Who Can’t, with a 10-episode order. The series, originally developed for Amazon, revolves around three frustrated and dysfunctional high school teachers in Denver who are as screwed-up as the students they teach.
The half-hour comedy will star show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy. The trio make up the Denver-based comedy troupe the Grawlix. Maria Thayer (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Eagleheart) rounds out the cast as Abbey Logan, a new librarian who questions, denies and then ultimately joins in on the antics of her co-workers. “Those Who Can’t has exactly the kind of fresh, slightly off-kilter humor we’re looking for as we venture into the world of scripted comedy,” said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for TruTV. “Adam, Andrew and Ben have created a terrifically funny show that’s a perfect fit for the new TruTV and our target audience of young adult viewers.” Those Who Can’t is set to premiere by early 2016.