TEACH: TONY DANZA (A&E) First Look

Teach: Tony Danza (A&E)

A&E’s new reality series TEACH: TONY DANZA will premiere on Friday, October 1 at 10PM ET/PT. The seven-episode one-hour series chronicles the experience of Tony Danza as he steps into the toughest role yet, as a first-year teacher at Philadelphia’s largest urban high school.

Teach: Tony Danza will look at the challenges Danza faced and the rewards he experienced as a first-year high school teacher. Under the watchful eye of Northeast Principal Linda Carroll and in-classroom teaching coach David Cohn, Danza applied incredible creativity and ceaseless dedication in his day-to-day tasks of planning lessons and executing them in the classroom, administering quizzes and exams, grading homework, engaging in small learning communities with other faculty, and meeting with parents. Beyond the real-life duties of teaching, Danza took on quite a few additional roles outside the classroom including helping the football team, the band, and the debate team, and organizing a successful fundraiser for the school. And he became a true member of the Philadelphia community, partaking in events with the mayor, singing the national anthem at a Phillies game and lending his support to a variety of charity and fundraising events.

“Teaching is something I always wanted to do. Getting the opportunity to do it at Northeast High School and seeing the difference a teacher can make was really a dream come true,” said Danza. “I hope the series shows what it’s actually like to be a teacher in a public school in America, and shines a light on some of the problems facing us all as we try to educate our children. I also hope it might inspire other people to think about how they might help.”

Teach: Tony Danza is produced for A&E Network by Boutique TV, Inc. with Tony Danza, Leslie Greif and Adam Reed as executive producers and Donny Jackson and Erin Kelly as co-executive producers. Adam Freeman is executive producer for Boutique TV. Executive producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen.

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