Break out your best Church Lady. Today, USA Network announced they’ve picked up an impressionist competition series featuring SNL alum Dana Carvey.
Carvey will be an “expert-in-resident” who mentors and aides contestants battling with their best celebrity impressions. At the end of each half-hour episode, viewers can vote for their favorite contestant.
No news on a premiere date yet.
Here’s the official announcement:
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – November 5, 2015 – USA Network announced today that it has green-lit FIRST IMPRESSIONS, an unscripted comedy featuring Emmy Award winner and ‘SNL’ alum Dana Carvey. Carvey will be the “expert-in-residence” in this comedic half hour that pits America’s best amateur impressionists against each other in a weekly battle of celebrity impression. The series will feature celebrity guests and Carvey himself will mentor contestants and participate in the game play. Each week viewers across the country will cast their votes to help crown a winner. FIRST IMPRESSIONS is from Renegade 83 and Gaspin Media. Carvey, Jeff Gaspin, David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe will executive produce.
“There is no better talent to mentor these contestants than the master of impressions, Dana Carvey,” said Jackie de Crinis, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, USA Network, “The expertise and humor that he will bring to the series is unsurpassed and we can’t wait to have his world famous celebrity impersonations on our network.”
“There are so many great impressionists and ‘First Impressions’ gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents,” said Carvey, “Besides, I’ve always enjoyed watching an impressionist nail somebody….as in capture their voice. Now I get paid to watch.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of impressions and/or Dana Carvey? Will you watch this series?