Vanessa Bayer’s ‘I Love This For You’ Comedy Pilot Gets Showtime Series Order

Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna also executive produce, along with Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal and Allyce Ozarski.
“It’s been an absolute dream, and my co-creator, Jeremy Beiler, and I are so grateful to the entire creative team we feel so lucky to work with.”” /> ”I'm so thrilled to be making this show with Showtime and that all of my hours of home shopping as a kid are finally paying off!” said Bayer.
Working to shed her life-long label as "that cancer girl," she moves away from her parents, starts a budding romance for the first time in her adult life and forms a meaningful friendship with her idol Jackie, all against the backdrop of a highly competitive workplace run by an unstable billionaire, where people play dirty to succeed. Inspired by Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia, I Love This For You centers on Joanna Gold (Bayer) who dreams of becoming a host at a home-shopping channel. Shannon plays Jackie, the charismatic star of the network; Paul James is Jordan, a charming but dry stage manager; Ayden Mayeri plays Beth Ann, an ambitious insecure host; Matthew Rogers is Darcy, the ingratiating right-hand man to the CEO; and Punam Patel portrays Beena, an offbeat backstage producer.
Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Dead To Me) will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Wet Hot American Summer).
Paul James, Ayden Meyeri, Matthew Rogers and Punam Patel round out the ensemble cast. We hear the role of Patricia, originally played by Cybill Shepherd in the pilot, is being recast.
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Co-created and executive produced by Bayer and Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live), I Love This for You is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home-shopping channel host. Bayer's fellow SNL alum Molly Shannon also leads the cast as Jackie, the charismatic host at the network.
“Vanessa Bayer channels her beloved personality into an underdog part that is both close to her heart and universally relatable,” said Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks “Combined with the immense talents of executive producers Jeremy Beiler, Jessi Klein and Michael Showalter and a tremendous cast, Vanessa’s comedic brilliance as a performer, co-creator and executive producer have yielded an offbeat, emotional and laugh-out-loud series that we can’t wait to bring to our Showtime audiences.”
Showtime has picked up to series I Love This For You, Vanessa Bayer's half-hour comedy pilot, written by and starring Bayer.

Lin-Manuel Miranda – My Shot Lyrics

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
My name is Lin-Manuel
I am hosting SNL
And I am not throwing away my shot

Now I’m gonna go for broke and do it all tonight
Take a swing
Pass the baton
Give me the ball tonight
I got a Tony and an Emmy and a Grammy yo
But what I really want’s a famous person cameo
Damn yo
Imma do a bunch of sketches
Sometimes I’ll play the lead
Give you what you need
Got your cue cards for me to read, yes indeed
Tonight you’ll see me at my naughtiest and bawdiest
And now I’m going to walk into the audience

Cause I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
This is my one big chance so bring on the dancers
Because I am not throwing away my shot
It’s time to take a shot!

And yes I’m right in my element
Who knew that Hamilton would be so topically relevant?
The way these grand-standing candidates be talking
They’re just a tweet away from facing off in Weehawken
They keep brawling
D and RNC keep falling
I like it better when it’s Kate McKinnon V. Baldwin
Yo so we thick in the plot, stirring the pot
Tonight I’m finally earning my spot
On this wall, in this hall and I’m getting a piece of it
Like Miley, Schumer, Tracy Morgan, and this piece-

(Well you’re never gonna be president now
Never gonna be president now
Never gonna be president now
Never gonna be-)

And I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
Ay yo election news cycles
And time with Lorne Michaels
I am not throwing away my shot

[Lorne Michaels]
Lin, you having a good time?

[Lin-Manuel MIranda]
I’m having the time of my life Lorne

[Lorne Michaels]
Great
Any word on those Hamilton Tickets?

[Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Oh yeah, I’ll see what I can do. No promises though

[Lorne Michaels]
I can do a matinee

[Lin Manuel Miranda]
Yo, but seriously guys
Since I was five I decided to keep my eyes pried open wide
Waiting for Saturday Night Life
Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, insane, inhuman
The way Don Pardo would say ‘Laraine Newman!’
Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Vanessa Bayer, David Spade
I prayed and stayed up late
Hoping one day they’d say I made the grade

Breathe

Savor it
Own it
I swear to God
If I’m hosting I’m making the most of this moment tonight
And I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
And as long as I remember to vote this November
I am not throwing away my shot