ABC’s set to launch the new half-hour comedy series Schooled on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 8:30pm ET/PT. The series will air as part of the network’s two-hour comedy block, slipping into the time slot between The Goldbergs and Modern Family. Schooled is a spin-off of The Goldbergs and should fit snugly in the network’s comedy lineup.
ABC’s just released details on the plot, the first episode, and the show’s central characters. They’ve also unveiled photos from season one of the series created by Adam F. Goldberg and Marc Firek. Goldberg, Firek, and Doug Robinson serve as executive producers. Firek wrote the first episode and David Katzenberg directed.
AJ Michalka leads the cast, reprising her The Goldbergs role as Lainey Lewis. Season one also stars Tim Meadows as Principal Glascott, Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, and Brett Dier as CB. Guest stars include Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, David Koechner as Bill Lewis, Stephen Tobolowsky as Earl Ball, Rachel Crow as Felicia, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Zachary Haven as Aaron Finkle, Roni Akurati as Sanjeev, Philip Jeanmarie as Producer, Hunter Doohan as Matty, Kyson Facer as Duffy, Connor Rosen as Howie Levy, Johnny Lee Paddio Jr. as Baby Back Ribs Singer, Erik Brooks as Baby Back Ribs Singer, and Thomas Hobson as Baby Back Ribs Singer.
Schooled, set in 1990-something, follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by new music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown, or CB for short (Brett Dier). Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students.
The Episode one “Be Like Mike” Plot:
It’s 1990-something, and since Lainey still hasn’t achieved rock ‘n’ roll greatness, she returns to William Penn Academy as the new music teacher. Lainey has a hard time adjusting to being an authority figure, but she realizes she might not be so bad at it when she discovers a kindred spirit in Principal Glascott’s niece, Felicia. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor struggles with Michael Jordan’s influence on modern-day basketball.