TV Land continues to expand its comedy brand into younger and edgier original fare. The latest project the cable network has put in development is an untitled single-camera comedy project created by and starring comedy duo Dana & Julia, creators of MTV’s breakout high school comedy Faking It. Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov will play versions of themselves in the project, loosely based on their real-life experiences when they moved in together after going through breakups at the same time. Dana & Julia are best friends who have been writing and performing together for almost 20 years. They got their break when Adam Sandler discovered them at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2002. The two also wrote and headlined a WB pilot in 2004 and have sold a number of scripts. Their Comedy Central digital series Biatches will premiere later this year.
The Goodman-Wolov buy comes on the heels of TV Land’s pilot order to Teachers, a single-camera comedy from the female improv comedy troupe The Katydids. The cable network, once known as the home for reruns of classic sitcoms, started its foray into original series with traditional multi-camera comedies like Hot In Cleveland before making a push in single-camera half-hours over the past year with such projects as series Jennifer Falls and the upcoming Younger and The Gaffigan Show as well as pilot Impastor. Additionally, TV Land is betting on creator-performer vehicles, with Teachers, The Gaffigan Show, co-created by and starring comedian Jom Gaffigan, and the Goodman-Wolov project. Goodman & Wolov are repped by Resolution; Circle of Confusion, and attorney Derek Kroeger.