If you feel like Amazon Studios snubbed The Grawlix by not picking up their sitcom pilot to series, then feel good about today, because today, truTV kept hope alive.
TruTV has ordered a reshoot of the pilot for Those Who Can’t, the sitcom Denver-based comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy shot for Amazon Studios in 2013. Amazon instead chose Alpha House and Betas as its first streaming sitcoms, while extending a script commitment to The Grawlix.
Cayton-Holland told The Comic’s Comic: “We’re really pumped to get another crack at this. We love Those Who Can’t. It’s our baby. And working with TruTV has been awesome so far. Plus we get to work with the Nix Brothers who made our web series The Grawlix and all our sketches, so that is amazing.”
“We love Adam, Andrew and Ben’s unique sense of humor, especially the characters they’ve created at the center of Those Who Can’t,” said Marissa Ronca, SVP of development & original programming for truTV. “This show is funny, original and the perfect project for truTV to expand into scripted.”
Here’s the original trailer from 2013:
This is the second teacher-based sitcom to find new life on cable. TV Land has already ordered up Teachers from Chicago-based group, The Katydids, after it was originally a webseries, and now potentially Those Who Can’t from The Grawlix can find a home on truTV.
Those Who Can’t is produced by Thank You, Brain! Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment, which perhaps not coincidentally just launched sketch comedy Friends of the People on truTV (FotP similarly found success at its second home, after originally shooting a different pilot under a different name for Comedy Central).
You can check out more work from The Grawlix on their Funny or Die page, or through the Nix Bros. YouTube page for older sketches.