TruTV has announced cast and an October 26 premiere date for Jon Glaser’s (Parks and Recreation, Girls), hybrid comedy series Jon Glaser Loves Gear and cast for Melissa Hunter’s scripted comedy pilot Small Victories.
The 10-episode first season of Jon Glaser Loves Gear will feature The Daily Show‘s John Hodgman, Steve Cirbus (Delocated), Miriam Tolan and Eva Solveig in recurring roles. Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) is set to guest star along with John Early (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising); Jo Firestone (The Jim Gaffigan Show); mixed martial artist Renzo Gracie; bass fishing champ Woo Daves; former NHL All-Star and Emmy-winning broadcaster Ron Duguay; Peter Grosz (Veep); and Robert Kelly (Louie). They all play alongside Glaser, as he sets out to make a docu-series about his greatest passion: gear. Ironically, it’s this very obsession that continually threatens to derail the show, sending each episode spiraling off on deeply personal tangents. The series will premiere with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, October 26 at 10 PM on truTV.
Jon Glaser Loves Gear is produced by PFFR with Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alyson Levy executive producing alongside Glaser, Dave Becky, Richard Korson, and David Miner.
The Small Victories pilot is currently in production with Heidi Gardner (Super Mansion), George Kareman (Silicon Valley), and RJ Walker (Baskets) all joining Hunter in series regular roles. Jessica Lowe (Wrecked), Kurt Fuller (The Good Wife), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Kerri Kenney (Love) have all been tapped as guest stars in the pilot.
Created by and starring Hunter (Maya and Marty), the project centers around Margot (Hunter), a young upstart lawyer, who after a minor nervous breakdown in court, finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. As she navigates her new reality, she becomes keenly aware of life’s daily injustices and forms an amateur vigilante squad to take on everyday jackasses while simultaneously trying to get her life back on track.
Small Victories is executive produced by Hunter and Debbie Liebling, with Abso Lutely Productions producing.