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List of Teachers (2016 TV series) episodes

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Teachers is an American television sitcom created by and starring The Katydids, which premiered on TV Land on January 13, 2016.[1] The series is based on the web series of the same name and follows a group of teachers at the Chicago-area Fillmore Elementary School. On March 3, 2016, TV Land renewed Teachers for a 20-episode second season,[2] which was split into Winter and Fall segments of 10 episodes each. On April 20, 2017, the show was renewed for a 20-episode third season.[3]

As of January 16, 2018, 30 episodes of Teachers have aired.


Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 January 13, 2016 (2016-01-13) March 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)
2 20 January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)


Season 1 (2016)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Pilot" Richie Keen The Katydids January 13, 2016 (2016-01-13) 101 0.854[4]
The teachers are organizing the school's anti-bullying campaign. It is mandated, despite the school not having a bullying problem. The campaign is done badly and encourages bullying. Deb offers to step up and lead the effort but, having been bullied herself in high school, she takes things a bit too far. The woman who comes in to give a speech to the children had bullied Deb, and does so again while at the school. Deb jumps on her an punches her - and the school is made exempt from the campaign.
2 2 "Picture Day" Payman Benz Kate Lambert & Caitlin Barlow January 20, 2016 (2016-01-20) 102 0.392[5]
A photographer (Rob Riggle) is at the school to take pictures not only of the children but also of the teachers, who are not prepared. After the school mascot pet dies, followed by an elderly grief counselor, the teachers fear there will be another death, because bad things always come in threes.
3 3 "Duct Duct Goose" Payman Benz Cate Freedman & Katy Colloton January 27, 2016 (2016-01-27) 107 0.988[6]
Principal Pearson wants everything ship-shape for an upcoming visit by the school system superintendent (Ian Roberts). On the day of the visit, however, one of AJ's students climbs into the ceiling's ductwork and refuses to come out. Meanwhile, Chelsea prepares an audition tape for The Bachelor.
4 4 "Hall of Shame" Payman Benz Katy Colloton & Kate Lambert February 3, 2016 (2016-02-03) 106 0.458[7]
Chelsea arrives disheveled after a night of great sex, but is ashamed to have anyone find out it was with Sam (Rob Corddry), the school janitor. Meanwhile, Mary Louise takes over Cecilia's class for a day, and causes conflict when she tells the students they don't need to learn science because you can explain everything with God.
5 5 "Jacob" Payman Benz Kate Lambert & Kathryn Renée Thomas February 10, 2016 (2016-02-10) 108 0.446[8]
Caroline learns that her ex-boyfriend Jacob (Jesse Bradford) is dating again, and his new girlfriend Ginny (Lacey Chabert) is coming to work at the school as a substitute speech therapist. Elsewhere, Cecilia tries to get into a teachers clique, while AJ takes a cue from Deb and starts raiding the school's lost-and-found.
6 6 "Drunk Kiss" Payman Benz Katy Colloton & Katie O’Brien February 17, 2016 (2016-02-17) 103 0.382[9]
During a night at the bar, a drunk Chelsea kisses Mary Louise and playfully says "I love you," causing Mary Louise to panic as she thinks Chelsea may be interested in a lesbian relationship. Meanwhile, AJ learns a representative from the school board will be observing her class, due to suspicious answers that she put on her health assessment form.
7 7 "Bad Tweeter" Payman Benz Katie O'Brien & Kathryn Renée Thomas February 24, 2016 (2016-02-24) 105 0.434[10]
After Chelsea posts a nasty Tweet during her off hours, Principal Pearson suspends her for three days. Cecilia tries to organize a protest, but no one else seems bothered enough by the suspension to join her, least of all Chelsea herself.
8 8 "Sex Ed" Payman Benz Caitlin Barlow & Katie O'Brien March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) 109 0.426[11]
A zealous administrator has determined it's a good practice to get teachers out of their comfort zones and assign them to various extra-curricular duties. He puts Cecilia and Caroline in charge of the school's Field Day, and assigns Deb and AJ to help them. Meanwhile, Chelsea is assigned to teach a gifted and talented group, and a very uncomfortable Mary Louise is forced to teach a sex ed class.
9 9 "Hot Lunch" Payman Benz Kathryn Renée Thomas & Cate Freedman March 9, 2016 (2016-03-09) 104 0.34[12]
Deb has difficulty recruiting parent volunteers for lunch room duty, until a pornographic video surfaces with a dominatrix character that looks like her. The next day, several fathers show up to volunteer, hoping Deb will "whip" them into shape. Meanwhile, Mary Louise is preparing to do stand-up comedy for her church's talent show and tries out her material on the other teachers, who are too nice to tell her the jokes are completely unfunny.
10 10 "The Last Day" Payman Benz Cate Freedman & Caitlin Barlow March 16, 2016 (2016-03-16) 110 0.344[13]
As the school year comes to a close, Cecilia and Chelsea question the impact they have on their students. After hearing that the district plans to terminate a teaching position, the teachers try to track-down a drunken Mary Louise before it's too late. Elsewhere, Caroline is offended when she isn't invited to Deb's summer barbeque, and AJ has to deal with a handful of parent complaints when she assigns random grades to her students.

Season 2 (2017–18)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
11 1 "First Day Back" Jay Karas Kate Lambert & Caitlin Barlow January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) 201 0.605[14]
As the new school year commences, Chelsea is put in charge of the dreaded "hell class", Cecilia is asked to teach art class with no supplies, and Deb is assigned to the "remote classroom" in a trailer with no air conditioning. Caroline spends most of her first day trying to find her perfect match on a romance website, and winds up being matched with Principal Pearson. Meanwhile, AJ forgets it is the first day of school, and tries to teach her class remotely while driving back from her summer excursion.
12 2 "Stranger Danger" Michael Blieden Katie O'Brien & Katy Colloton January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24) 202 0.53[15]
When a man helps himself to donuts and coffee in the teachers' lounge and is found to not be an employee, Principal Pearson decides he needs to double down on security and hires a full-time guard named Frank (Richard T. Jones). Chelsea and Mary Louise hold seminars on "Women Empowering Women" but fight over opposing methods of instruction. Deb counsels her students on "stranger danger" but takes things a bit too far. Caroline buys a life-size male doll to make it look like she isn't alone in her car, but develops a strange attraction to it.
13 3 "School Sweet School" Michael Blieden Jay Martel & Ian Roberts January 31, 2017 (2017-01-31) 204 0.643[16]
Deb and her slacker/musician husband Damien (Haley Joel Osment) move into a tiny house that accidentally gets delivered to the school parking lot. Deb complains about Damien, but the other teachers find him helpful. Cecilia makes ugly earrings which Chelsea and Caroline buy just to be nice, only to later find that they are made from garbage. Mary Louise deals with a student who has an odd habit. Meanwhile, AJ has students report on a book she assigned them to read, and realizes she's never read the book herself.
14 4 "Held Back" Rachel Goldenberg Kate Lambert & Katie O'Brien February 7, 2017 (2017-02-07) 205 0.516[17]
Hot Dad tells Mary Louise that his son Blake is being held back a grade, and she's thrilled that Hot Dad will be around for another school year. But it's soon revealed that Hot Dad asked for Blake to be put in Caroline's class, making Mary Louise suspicious of Caroline's motives. Meanwhile, AJ is forced to teach the Common Core curriculum against her will, and struggles with a Common Core math problem. Also, Chelsea tries to get her new dog "Ryan Gosling" qualified as a therapy pet so she can bring it to school, and Deb goes to war against an inoperative coffee maker in the teacher's lounge.
15 5 "Snap Judgement" Jay Karas Kathryn Renée Thomas & Katy Colloton February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14) 206 0.503[18]
Upon learning that fourth grade teacher Brent (Ryan Hansen) is running unopposed for a seat to represent Fillmore on the school board, Chelsea decides to run against him. Brent soon proposes sex with Chelsea and she accepts, which results in her being slut-shamed by the faculty while Brent is given a pass.
16 6 "Brokebitch Mountain" Michael Blieden Caitlin Barlow & Cate Freedman February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21) 207 0.482[19]
Always broke, AJ decides she needs to make a budget with her students' help. She learns her teacher's salary won't cover her expenses, forcing her to take a second job at a local sub shop. A "romance" between two second graders in Caroline's class helps her believe in love again. Meanwhile, the other teachers learn they can use their PMS symptoms to scare Principal Pearson into doing whatever they request.
17 7 "Thirty-One and Done" Rachel Goldenberg Alyssa Forleiter February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) 208 0.497[20]
Chelsea is depressed on her 31st birthday after her students guess her to be somewhere between 40 and 60. AJ has a plan to make Chelsea feel younger by taking her and the other teachers to a frat party. This excludes Mary Louise, who takes advantage of an opportunity to babysit Hot Dad's son.
18 8 "Getting Drilled" Jay Karas Cate Freedman & Kathryn Renée Thomas March 7, 2017 (2017-03-07) 203 0.477[21]
When a tornado hits the area and the alarms at Fillmore go off, the teachers panic instead of following tornado drill protocol, putting themselves and their students in danger. Principal Pearson puts the teachers on probation until they complete a team-building course at a retreat in Schaumburg, where they must learn to work together.
19 9 "In Security" Michael Blieden Jill Cargerman March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14) 209 0.535[22]
Frank and Principal Pearson start reviewing security camera footage to try and figure out who is stealing cleaning products from a supply closet, in the process learning many of the teachers' secrets. Deb is ordered to coach a school kickball team, made up of students whose parents have lied to them about their athletic abilities. Meanwhile, Mary Louise tries to train AJ in the proper procedures for raising and lowering the American flag.
20 10 "Lunchtime! The Musical" Jay Karas Katy Colloton & Kate Lambert March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21) 210 0.345[23]
Chelsea changes the school lunch menu because she can't get into her "fat jeans", causing AJ to start an underground junk food ring. Hot Dad volunteers for lunch duty and Mary Louise works up the nerve to ask him out on a date, only to learn that his wife is in town. Deb deals with a pimple, which brings back awful memories from her teen years.
21 11 "Dosey Don't" Jay Karas Katie O'Brien & Kathryn Renée Thomas November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07) 211 0.47[24]
The school holds its annual Hoedown and Caroline goes all out, setting up her authentic early-American butter churn. Chelsea prepares a song and dance after learning that one of her students is the son of a local disc jockey. With Hot Dad's estranged wife in town, Mary Louise tries to figure out if they are back together. AJ starts "daylighting" as a Lyft driver. Meanwhile, Cecilia and Deb recall their own school days and never being asked to a dance, but things change when Deb learns one of her students is a secret admirer.
22 12 "Passive Eggressive" Jay Karas Caitlin Barlow & Kate Lambert November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) 212 0.621[25]
Following a gynecologist appointment in which she is reminded that her biological clock is ticking, Caroline gets excited when a new student that acts just like her reveals that her mother was an egg donor. After an elderly teacher passes away, Deb, Mary Louise and AJ all have eyes on the things left behind in the woman's classroom. Meanwhile, it's standardized test time, and Principal Pearson works with Chelsea and Cecilia to hide the fact that parents can now choose to have their kids opt out of taking the test.
23 13 "Dire Straights" Todd Biermann Jay Martel & Ian Roberts November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21) 213 0.574[26]
AJ has to choose between marijuana and romance when she falls for Officer Chuck (Andy Daly), who gives presentations to students on the dangers of drugs. After Caroline accompanies Mary Louise to a church bingo night, she becomes addicted to the game. Elsewhere, Deb is more grumpy than usual when she tries to quit smoking.
24 14 "Nightmare on Fillmore Street" Todd Biermann Caitlin Barlow & Katy Colloton November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28) 214 0.564[27]
A power outage on Halloween causes the loss of Wi-Fi connectivity at the school and forces Chelsea and her students to visit the creepy, forgotten library, where they make an eerie discovery. Mary Louise annoys Deb by playing Halloween novelty songs on a day that Deb considers sacred. Meanwhile, Caroline tries to deal with a sex dream she had about Principal Pearson.
25 15 "Hot Date" Jay Karas Katy Colloton & Kate Lambert December 5, 2017 (2017-12-05) 215 0.65[28]
Mary Louise finally works up the nerve to ask out Hot Dad on a real date, but the date is put in jeopardy when she catches the chickenpox virus that is going around the school. AJ helps Chelsea realize she is exhibiting gender bias when calling on students in her science class, which Chelsea owes to her own former elementary school teacher. Caroline is despondent when she sees that her old sorority sisters have taken a trip to Mexico without inviting her, but Deb shows no empathy, making Caroline even angrier.
26 16 "Let It Flow" Jay Karas Katie O'Brien & Kathryn Renée Thomas December 12, 2017 (2017-12-12) 216 0.462[29]
Cecilia discovers an 8-year old art prodigy in her class, leading to a big art show with press presence and a grant that allows her to finally purchase real supplies. But when the young artist's masterpiece work is unveiled, it shocks everyone. Deb and Caroline use different methods to try and sell the most items at the school bazaar and win their class a pizza party. Meanwhile, Mary Louise and Chelsea confront another teacher who repeatedly pumps her breast milk while sitting in the teachers lounge.
27 17 "Third Wheel" Jay Karas Caitlin Barlow & Katie O'Brien December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) 217 0.521[30]
Mary Louise and Hot Dad go on more dates, but can't get rid of third wheel Chelsea. Elsewhere, Deb and AJ try to identify the student who keeps pooping in the hallways, while Cecilia gets angry with Caroline for killing a cockroach.
28 18 "Toxic Workplace" Jay Karas Jay Martel January 2, 2018 (2018-01-02) 218 0.443[31]
Chelsea puts a hole in the wall of Deb's remote classroom, exposing asbestos insulation. The visiting inspector (Jeff Ross) sarcastically calls Chelsea a hero, but she takes it very literally. With Deb vomiting frequently, she and her "contaminated" students are unwelcome anywhere in the main school building, causing them to desperately search for a place to hold class. The other teachers eventually decide to hold a charity auction to raise funds and get Deb a new trailer. Deb later learns she is pregnant, which explains her vomiting.
29 19 "Don't Go Pranking My Heart" Jay Karas Alyssa Forleiter January 9, 2018 (2018-01-09) 219 0.434[32]
AJ pulls an April Fool's joke on Chelsea, calling her as someone else and claiming Chelsea is the winner of the prestigious Golden Pencil Award for teachers. But in the end, the joke is on AJ. Caroline announces that Principal Pearson is officially her boyfriend, which has the other teachers concerned about favoritism as Pearson prepares to write their performance reviews. Meanwhile, Cecilia keeps having awkward encounters with Security Guard Frank.
30 20 "Labor Pains" Jay Karas Kate Lambert & Kathryn Renée Thomas January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16) 220 0.492[33]
In the present day, Deb tells the other teachers she plans to return to work after having her baby. In the 1940s, "Debbie" tries to do the same but is told it's against school rules, as female teachers are expected to retire to home life if they have a child. Present-day Mary Louise worries about Hot Dad meeting gorgeous Latina women as he prepares for a trip to Venezuela, while 1940s Mary Louise worries that "Hot Diggity Dad" will forget about her after he goes off to war. Present day Chelsea thinks she might be dating too many men, while 1940s Chelsea has numerous suitors look her up after they return home from the battlefield.


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