Schooled (TV series)
Schooled is an American television sitcom and a direct spin-off to The Goldbergs. It was ordered by ABC with Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen and AJ Michalka set to star in it. The concept aired as a backdoor pilot on a January 24, 2018 episode of The Goldbergs called "The Goldbergs: 1990-Something". The series premiered on January 9, 2019.
|Opening theme||Main Title Theme by Jaret and Kelly|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||11 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Audio format||5.1 surround sound|
|Original release||January 9, 2019 –|
|Related shows||The Goldbergs|
Cast and charactersEdit
In November 2016, it was first reported that ABC was developing a spin-off that would center around recurring character Rick Mellor, played by Bryan Callen. On January 10, 2017, Wendi McClendon-Covey's character was reported as appearing in the script in a guest appearance. The script was ordered to pilot on February 2, 2017.
On March 16, 2017, it was confirmed that Nia Long had been cast as the female lead in the role of Lucy Winston. At the same time it was confirmed that Tim Meadows would reprise his recurring role from The Goldbergs as Andre Glascott. Jay Chandrasekhar was also confirmed to direct.
On May 17, 2017, ABC passed on the spin-off, despite it reportedly testing very well - going as far to test better than the pilot of the original series. At the same time, Adam F. Goldberg revealed the title of the failed spin-off - "Schooled".
On January 8, 2018, it was announced that the pilot would air as a special episode of The Goldbergs on January 24, 2018, under the episode title "The Goldbergs: 1990-Something". Along with Nia Long as Lucy Winston and Tim Meadows as teacher-turned-principal Andre Glascott (who is also revealed to be Lucy's brother), the pilot also starred Rachel Crow as Lucy's rebellious teenage daughter Felicia, and Summer Parker as Felicia's bubbly younger sister Gigi, with Octavia Spencer narrating as the present-day Felicia.
After the pilot aired, Goldberg had expressed hope that the airing would prompt discussions with ABC that could lead to the series being picked up for the 2018–19 TV season. Three months later, on April 16, 2018, it was announced that ABC had officially picked up the spin-off, Schooled, for a 13-episode season slated to air in 2019. It was also announced that AJ Michalka would reprise her role as Lainey Lewis from The Goldbergs in the new show, but Nia Long will not return to the spin-off due to being a regular cast member on the CBS drama series NCIS: Los Angeles.
On October 3, 2018, it was announced by Deadline that Jane the Virgin actor Brett Dier would have a series regular role as C.B., a teacher who is both a friend and rival to rookie teacher Lainey Lewis. C.B. is also based on Adam Goldberg’s favorite teacher and friend.
On November 28, 2018, it was revealed that the series would premiere on January 9, 2019.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Be Like Mike"||David Katzenberg||Marc Firek||January 9, 2019||101||4.82|
After Lainey Lewis's music career doesn't take off, she takes a job as the new music teacher at William Penn Academy, but struggles adjusting to being on the other side of a teacher's desk. She finds herself tested when she clashes with Principal Glascott's niece, but eventually finds a way to inspire her. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor struggles to adapt to the changes in sports in the 90s as Matt, his star basketball player, wants to be like Michael Jordan. Mellor challenges Matt to a game of Horse trying to get through to him and later inspires him to try out for football, leading to his eventual NFL career.Cameo Interview: Matt Ryan and Coach Rick Mellor
|2||"Lainey's All That"||David Katzenberg||David Guarascio||January 16, 2019||102||4.05|
Based on the movie She's All That. After Lainey sees the movie more than 18 times, she's inspired to give one of the students a makeover. Elsewhere, Principal Glascott and Coach Mellor both became smitten with the drama teacher. Meanwhile, CB makes a bet that he can turn Lainey into a better teacher.Cameo Interview: Interviewed by his acting counterpart, Charlie “C.B.” Brown
|3||"Tamagotchis and Bells"||Jay Chandrasekhar||Michael J. Weithorn||January 23, 2019||104||4.42|
Lainey tries to convince a controlling parent (Rob Riggle) to allow his son to perform in the bell chorus but meets resistance from Glascott when he informs her the parent is donating a computer lab to the school. In an effort to teach Glascott to stand up to domineering parents, Lainey recruits the greatest domineering parent of them all, Beverly Goldberg. Meanwhile, when Coach Mellor confiscates everyone's Tamagotchi and then starts playing with them, he becomes motivated to become a real parent and recruits a reluctant CB to help him.Cameo Interview: Interviewed by her acting counterpart, Liz Flemming
|4||"I, Mellor"||David Katzenberg||Andrew Secunda||January 30, 2019||103||4.54|
With Ms. Flemming burned out from coaching the school's mathlete team, perennial losers in the annual Math Olympics, Principal Glascott turns to Coach Mellor to motivate the team. Meanwhile, CB doesn't know how to handle a sarcastic bully (Thomas Barbusca) in his class, so he seeks advice from Lainey.Cameo Interview: Interviewed by Brett Dier, Alex Piper
|5||"Money for RENT"||David Katzenberg||Adam F. Goldberg & Chris Bishop||February 13, 2019||105||3.73|
Frustrated with the public domain options for the school musical, Lainey spends her own money so her class can perform Rent. Coach Mellor gets mad when one of his star football players defects to take a lead role in the play, and he intentionally schedules a pep rally in the auditorium the same day as the performance. Elsewhere, CB is recruited to teach sex ed, but becomes uncomfortable with the questions the students ask.Cameo Interview: Interviewed by his acting counterpart, John Glascott
|6||"Rock for Jocks"||David Katzenberg||Peter Dirksen & Jonathan Howard||February 20, 2019||107||3.80|
Earl Ball asks Lainey to teach an easy class for the school's top athletes but Coach Mellor, in an attempt to push his students to achieve their full potential, challenges her to actually teach the jocks. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott is worried that his niece will not get into a good college and resorts to bribery, first to get his niece to run for class president and then, when she actually shows genuine interest, to get her opponent to drop out of the race.Cameo Interview: Interviewed by his acting counterpart, Coach Rick Mellor
|7||"Kris Kross"||David Katzenberg||Kerri Doherty||February 27, 2019||108||3.52|
|Lainey and CB struggle to get the student body to conform to the school's dress code after two students come to school with their clothes worn backwards. They are further dismayed when the two students state their intentions to perform a Kris Kross song at the school talent show. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott seeks Coach Mellor's guidance on how to deal with the demands of his job.|
|8||"Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion"||David Katzenberg||Story by : Vanessa Mancos |
Teleplay by : Adam F. Goldberg & Chris Bishop & Matt Edsall & Jimmy Mosqueda
|March 13, 2019||110||3.92|
|Lainey reunites with Erica Goldberg in time for the 10 year reunion at William Penn Academy. The pair think their lives have been mundane and decide to emulate a ploy similar to that of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion to impress their former classmates. The ploy backfires when their old classmates see Lainey's picture in the hall, figuring out she is on the school staff. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor is dismayed that his protege, Ruben Amaro, Jr. does not reciprocate the same sentiment and considers Principal Glascott his greatest influence during his time at the school.|
|9||"Darth Mellor"||Lea Thompson||Adam F. Goldberg & Chris Bishop & Andy Secunda||March 20, 2019||109||3.61|
|C.B. and Coach Mellor get into a debate about Star Wars, after Mellor is invited to watch Episode I: The Phantom Menace by the sci-fi club. When Mellor shares his thoughts on the movie, which causes the club to disband, C.B. retaliates by giving his honest thoughts about baseball, which Mellor takes to heart. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott does not think he can trust his niece, Felicia and her intentions on getting her driver's license, and asks Lainey for help.|
|10||"There's No Fighting in Fight Club"||David Katzenberg||David Guarascio||April 3, 2019||111||3.40|
|11||"Glascott Mascot"||Richie Keen||Vanessa McCarthy||April 10, 2019||106||3.82|
|12||"CB Likes Lainey"||Jay Chandrasekhar||Jonathan Howard & Peter Dirksen||May 1, 2019||112||TBD|
|13||"Dr. Barry"||David Katzenberg||Adam F. Goldberg & Marc Firek||May 8, 2019||113||TBD|
The series holds an approval rating of 70% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 5.9/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. The website's critical consensus reads, "Schooled's freshman outing struggles to differentiate itself from its predecessor—though its sweetly silly sensibilities and stellar cast may be enough for viewers looking for a good-natured sitcom." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 56 out of 100 based on 7 critics.
|1||"Be Like Mike"||January 9, 2019||1.3/6||4.82||0.6||1.57||1.9||6.40|
|2||"Lainey's All That"||January 16, 2019||1.1/5||4.05||0.5||N/A||1.6||N/A|
|3||"Tamagotchis and Bells"||January 23, 2019||1.1/5||4.42||0.5||N/A||1.6||N/A|
|4||"I, Mellor"||January 30, 2019||1.0/4||4.54||0.4||1.13||1.4||5.67|
|5||"Money for RENT"||February 13, 2019||0.8/4||3.73||0.4||1.16||1.3||4.90|
|6||"Rock for Jocks"||February 20, 2019||0.9/4||3.80||0.3||1.01||1.2||4.81|
|7||"Kris Kross"||February 27, 2019||0.9/4||3.52||0.4||1.11||1.3||4.64|
|8||"Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion"||March 13, 2019||1.0/5||3.92||0.3||1.05||1.3||4.97|
|9||"Darth Mellor"||March 20, 2019||0.9/4||3.61||0.4||N/A||1.3||N/A|
|10||"There's No Fighting in Fight Club"||April 3, 2019||0.8/4||3.40||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|11||"Glascott Mascot"||April 10, 2019||1.0/5||3.82||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
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