TV Land developing series starring Chicago’s Dana & Julia
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Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, the former bad girls of Chicago improv, continue their string of Hollywood successes with another TV deal, this one putting them in front of the camera.
Deadline reports that the longtime comedy partners and best friends are developing a still-untitled series for TV Land, based on a real-life episode where they moved in together while each was going through a bad breakup. They would play themselves on the show.
Goodman and Wolov met at a class at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic (now iO) in 1995 and bonded over a shared love of raunchy humor. It was a passion they put on display in a two-woman 2001-02 Chicago sketch show that featured, among other ribald moments, a drugged date rape set to the music of Kenny Rogers, and a demonstration of what a shaky L ride does to one’s bosoms.
They’ve been slowly working their way into show business ever since Adam Sandler fell for their act at the 2002 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Now L.A.-based, Goodman and Wolov created the MTV sitcom “Faking It,” which begins its second season Sept. 23, and their animated series “Biatches” debuts later this year on Comedy Central’s website.
TV Land seems to have a thing for Chicago-trained women in comedy: Earlier this year the channel ordered a pilot based on “Teachers,” a web series by the iO Theater’s all-female group the Katydids.