TruTV makeover continues with first scripted comedy 'Those Who Can't'

"Those Who Can't" will become TruTV's first full-length scripted comedy series.

TruTV, once a haven of reality shows and legal-themed programming, is amid an overhaul, and as part of its new "Way More Fun" motto, the channel has greenlighted its first full-length scripted comedy series, "Those Who Can't."

The series was created by and stars Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe the Grawlix. 

It follows dysfunctional high school teachers joined in their immature exploits by the school's new librarian, played by Maria Thayer.

The channel has ordered 10 episodes of the series, set to debut in early 2016.

"Those Who Can't" will join the other comedy series recently launched on the channel, including the sketch comedy series "Friends of the People," "Impractical Jokers" and the musical reality series "Branson Famous."

The pilot for "Those Who Can't" was originally commissioned by Amazon in 2012, but the streaming service declined to pick up the series in 2013. According to the Denver Post, the pilot was reshot in Los Angeles for TruTV.

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