Pop TV Orders Comedy 'Best Intentions' From 'American Pie' Writer

David Fynn, Daniel Rashid and Lindsey Gort star in the eight-episode series

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Pop TV has given an eight-episode series order to the comedy “Best Intentions” from “American Pie” writer Adam Herz.

The series — set to begin production in the fall –centers around Andy Banks, a kind-hearted, painfully awkward single father who is the guidance counselor at the high school his son Nate attends. Andy’s never-ending hapless efforts to woo Katie Baxter, a teacher at the school, drag Katie headfirst into her own personal misadventures.

“Undateable” alum David Fynn will star in the series alongside Daniel Rashid (“Being Frank”) and Lindsey Gort (“The Carrie Diaries”). Guest stars include Natalie Ganzhorn, Benjamin Ayres and “Schitt’s Creek’s” Sarah Levy.

The comedy hails from A+E Studios and Propagate Content. Herz will write and executive produce the series alongside Barry Jossen of A+E Studios and Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Jay Weisleder of Propagate Content. “Hot Tub Time Machine” helmer Steve Pink will direct the pilot.

“Adam Herz made one of the definitive comedy franchises of the 1990s and 2000s with ‘American Pie,’ and ‘Best Intentions’ brings together the perfect cast to deliver more of his audacious sense of humor, which is grounded with loads of heart,” said Justin Rosenblatt, executive vice president of original programming. “With a mix of character and premise-driven comedy, this parallel father-son coming-of-age story feels like a timeless classic that fits perfectly with our current slate.”

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