I Just Want My Pants Back
|I Just Want My Pants Back|
|Developed by||David J. Rosen|
|Written by||David J. Rosen (book)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dave Bartis
David J. Rosen
Gene Klein (co-exec.)
|Location(s)||Brooklyn, New York|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Universal Cable Productions
|Original run||August 28, 2011– April 5, 2012|
I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel of the same name.
On May 16, 2012, MTV cancelled the series.
The series follows the life of a group of twenty-somethings as they try to get through life as best they can in Brooklyn. It is based on David J. Rosen's novel of the same name.
- Peter Vack as Jason Strider, a young Jewish twenty-something trying to juggle sex, love, career and friendship out of college.
- Kim Shaw as Tina, Jason's best friend.
- Elisabeth Hower as Stacey, Eric's college sweetheart, who attempts to be his girlfriend outside of college.
- Jordan Carlos as Eric, Stacey's college sweetheart, who attempts to be her boyfriend outside of college.
- Sunkrish Bala as Bobby, the owner of the local bodega.
- Chris Parnell as J.B. Jason's no-nonsense boss at the casting agency
- Nick Kocher as Lench
- Kelli Barrett as Jane
- Steve Talley as Brett
- Stephanie Brait as Ness
The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel I Just Want My Pants Back. The pilot was written by David J. Rosen and directed by Doug Liman. The series is executive produced by Rosen, Liman and Dave Bartis with Universal Cable Productions and Hypnotic. It is also co-executive produced by Gene Klein.
On January 14, 2011, MTV ordered the pilot to series of 12 episodes, with production started on the rest of the season in June 2011. A sneak peek of the pilot episode aired on August 28, 2011, following the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and averaged 5.1 million viewers and a 4.9 P12-34 rating. The series began the rest of season one on February 2, 2012, following Jersey Shore. The re-airing of the pilot on February 2, 2012, pulled in 1.81 million viewers and a 1.0 rating.
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it airs on MTV.
- In Canada, it airs on The Comedy Network and Much Music.
- In Italy, the show airs since November 2012 on MTV
- In Latin America, airs since May 2012
- In New Zealand, the show airs on Four (New Zealand)
- In Brazil, the show airs on Vh1 since June 2012.
- In the Philippines, the show airs on JackTV since September 14, 2012.
- In Australia, the show airs on the Seven network since October 2012.
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