Exclusive: Jaime Pressly to Star in TV Land Comedy Pilot Jennifer Falls

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Jaime Pressly TV Land Pilot Jennifer FallsMy Name Is Earl alum Jaime Pressly has landed the lead in TV Land’s new half-hour comedy pilot, Jennifer Falls.

The multi-camera project follows Pressly’s character, Jennifer Doyle, a smart and successful mom businesswoman whose biggest liability is her temper — which has just gotten her fired from her high-paying job.

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Drowning in debt and having lost everything, Jennifer and her teenage daughter move in with her mother. The former career woman then takes a job as a waitress at her brother’s bar and reconnects with friends from her youth.

Matthew Carlson (The Wonder Years, Malcolm in the Middle) wrote, created and will executive-produce the pilot with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (Reba, The Exes).

In addition to four seasons as Earl‘s Joy, Pressly’s TV credits include I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Jack & Jill, Rules of Engagement and Raising Hope. Most recently, she had a multi-episode arc as Jake’s cougar girlfriend on Two and a Half Men and guest-voiced a character on Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb.

Comments (8)

  • MOM? hello…doesn’t the story sound 99% like a copy of cbs’ Mom?

    Comment by J.Mars Braverman (@XeXu18) – August 5, 2013 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right! It’s almost entirely like the synopsy for “Mom”

      Comment by Thom – August 5, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sounds more like Sullivan & Son than Mom. I’ll watch it. Matthew Carlson is a great writer.

      Comment by Zach – August 5, 2013 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes! I thought Sullivan & Son as well!

        Comment by Summer – August 5, 2013 08:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never heard of “Mom” but I have heard of the Canadian show ‘Hiccups’. Sounds like there will be aw suits before this airs….

    Comment by Dan Balkwill – August 5, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t matter if it’s a carbon copy of twelve current shows in TV – it’s Jaimie Pressly , who’s in a league all her own

    Comment by Henry – August 5, 2013 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly. Whatever those shows have, they don’t have HER!

      Comment by mama – August 9, 2013 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I come to say what all others are, MOM on CBS, and Jamie needs to be typecast something different for once how about SMART!!!!

    Comment by DavidSask – August 5, 2013 10:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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