John C. McGinley To Topline IFC Comedy-Horror Series ‘Stan Against Evil’

Scrubs alum John C. McGinley is set as the lead in Stan Against Evil, IFC’s new scripted comedy-horror series from writer Dana Gould. Also cast in the show, which has an eight-episode order for a fall premiere, is actress-comedian Janet Varney (You’re the Worst).

Stan Against Evil follows Stanley Miller (McGinley), a sour, aging bulldog of a New England police sheriff who has recently lost his position as head honcho due to an angry outburst at a most inappropriate moment — his wife’s funeral. Impatient and judgmental, he’s not exactly accepting or kind towards people from different walks of life. When the new, strong-willed sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town, Stan begrudgingly joins an alliance with her to fight them off.

“Dana has crafted the most deliciously combustible, subversive contrarian on television. And we are going to set it off!” said McGinley, who also will serve as a producer on the series.

Gould executive produces with Tom Lassally of 3 Arts, Frank Scherma & Justin Wilkes of RadicalMedia. Filming is scheduled to begin in June in Atlanta.

McGinley more recently played Mr. Mansfield for two seasons on TBS’s workplace comedy series Ground Floor. He is repped by UTA and attorney Kevin Morris.

In addition to playing Becca in the popular comedy series You’re The Worst, Varney is also known as Korra from the animated series The Legend of Korra, Carly on two seasons of Burning Love and as co-founder and director of SF Sketchfest, the largest independent comedy festival in the U.S. She is repped by Innovative Artists and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

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