In Showtime’s I Love That For You, starring and co-created by Vanessa Bayer, Bayer portrays a home-shopping host and avid fan.
Now Bayer is bringing that character to QVC in real life as she teams up with QVC host Jane Treacy for one-hour live show, Vanessa Bayer and Jane Treacy’s Must-Haves, that will be broadcast live on Thursday, May 26 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on QVC’s streaming service and on https://www.qvc.com/content/shop-live-tv.html. Additional information can be found at https://www.qvc.com/ilovethatforyou.
Before appearing live on-air, Bayer is taking part in Host School with Jane Treacy, a crash course at QVC studios on what it takes to be a successful QVC host. Bayer’s Host School experience will be available to watch exclusively on QVC’s streaming service in June, which is available on Roku, Comcast X1 and Xfinity Flex, Amazon Fire TV, LG, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Play Store, Google TV.
“We are thrilled to have Vanessa Bayer take on the role of a real live video shopping host with QVC and Jane Treacy,” said Michael Engleman, CMO, Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement. “This Showtime and QVC collaboration is an incredible opportunity to spotlight I Love That For You and open up our audience to QVC’s loyal customers.”
Inspired by Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia, I Love That For You enters on Joanna Gold (Bayer) who dreams of becoming a host at a home shopping channel. Working to shed her life-long label as “that cancer girl,” she moves away from her parents, starts a romance for the first time in her adult life and forms a meaningful friendship with her idol Jackie (Molly Shannon), the network’s charismatic star.
Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish) plays Patricia, the founder and CEO of the popular home shopping channel. Additional series regulars include Paul James, Ayden Mayeri, Matt Rogers and Punam Patel. Johnno Wilson guest stars.
I Love That For You is co-created and executive produced by Bayer and Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live). Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer) serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Michael Showalter (The Dropout, The Eyes of Tammy Faye). Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna, Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal and Allyce Ozarski also serve as executive producers.
I Love That For You airs Sunday nights on Showtime and is available on Showtime streaming apps.