TV Land is premiering a fun new comedy Wednesday (June 4) called “Jennifer Falls,” which sees Jaime Pressly as the titular Jennifer Doyle, a high-powered executive who loses her job and is forced to move back in with her mother (Jessica Walter) and start waitressing at a bar in her hometown that is owned by her brother (Ethan Suplee) and sister-in-law (Nora Kirkpatrick).
Dylan Gelula (“Chasing Life”) plays Jennifer’s daughter Gretchen, and Gelula tells Zap2it she’s not your typical sitcom daughter. “I would describe Gretchen as — complicated is a good word,” says Gelula. “She’s not a sitcom daughter, she’s very
realistic. I really like the intelligence to her, I think that’s what’s
going to be interesting for people to see.”
Gretchen also has a good relationship with her grandmother, who “was very involved in Gretchen’s childhood.”
“I think she had a big hand in raising her,” says Gelula. “Jennifer was basically a teenage mom and still made a giant businesswoman out of herself. I think that she had a lot of help from her family and the other women in her life.”
Gelula also teases for Zap2it that she’s “heard rumblings” about a “cute boy in Gretchen’s life” and that she’s just as curious as we are about what is up with Gretchen’s dad. “I don’t know the answer yet, but I’m sure we’re going to find out.”
Overall, though, Gelula is just grateful to be learning from such wonderful comedic actresses. “I feel like everyone has to say their show is funny, but I actually think this is really funny,” says Gelula. “The cast alone is amazing — Jessica Walter is on it, you know? Jaime Pressley is an unbelievable person to learn from. It’s just been an unbelievable growing experience. This is my first big thing and it couldn’t have been better so far.”
“Jennifer Falls” premieres Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.