Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) is beginning her guest starring role on truTV’s first scripted comedy series “Those Who Can’t” tomorrow night, February 18 at 10:30pm ET/PT. See below for a preview clip released today from an upcoming episode in which Essman’s character gets into a heated argument with Spanish teacher Loren Payton (Adam Cayton-Holland) about his prowess as a “Master Baker.” Essman has a three episode character arc, which stretches throughout the first season, as ‘Leslie Bronn’ the school’s home-ec teacher.
Those Who Can’t
Those Who Can’t, truTV’s first venture into full-length scripted comedy, premiered Thursday, February 11 at 10:30pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. The 10 episode, half-hour series follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. More inept than the kids they teach, they’re out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. Starring alongside them is Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) the school librarian with an insuppressible passion for life.
Guest stars include Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) is the show runner and an executive producer. Also serving as executive producers on Those Who Can’t are Tracey Baird (Flight of the Conchords) and Krysia Plonka (Billy On The Street) of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson. Angel Annussek is executive-producing for truTV, along with Rich Korson, who signed an overall development deal with truTV in 2014.
The series premiere of Those Who Can’t immediately follows the season 5 premiere of truTV’s hit series Impractical Jokers, which kicks off Thursday, February 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT.