Pop TV Orders New Comedy from American Pie’s Adam Herz


Pop TV has ordered eight episodes of Best Intentions, a new coming-of-age comedy series from A+E Studios, Propagate Content and American Pie writer Adam Herz.

The series will go into production this year. Best Intentions centers around Andy Banks, played by David Fynn (Undateable), a kind-hearted but painfully awkward single father who is the guidance counselor at the high school that his teenage son Nate, played by Daniel Rashid (Being Frank), currently attends. Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) plays Katie Baxter, a teacher with whom Andy is smitten.

Guest starring in the series premiere are Natalie Ganzhorn (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) as the new girl in school, Haylee, and Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope) as the high school’s principal, Jack Mayhan. Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek), yet another member of the Levy family to work with Herz, also guest stars in the series premiere as the high school’s vice principal, Becky Fistick.

Best Intentions is created by Herz, who also serves as executive producer and writer. Executive producers are Barry Jossen of A+E Studios and Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Jay Weisleder of Propagate Content. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is set to 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 VP of original programming at Pop. “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.”