Schooled, the ABC spinoff of The Goldbergs that will be set in the 1990s and was inspired by some of its Jenkintown creator’s teachers at Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School, will premiere at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, the network announced Wednesday. (American Housewife, the sitcom created by former Philadelphia City Paper columnist (and Penn grad) Sarah Dunn, will move to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 5.)
That means its lead-in will be The Goldbergs, the comedy from Adam F. Goldberg about his suburban Philadelphia boyhood that’s now in its sixth season.
The new series, created by Goldberg with Marc Firek, stars Tim Meadows as Principal Glascott, Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, Brett Dier as “young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown,” and AJ Michalka as a now-adult Lainey Lewis, the new music teacher at the school known to fans of The Goldbergs as William Penn Academy.
Goldberg, who graduated from Penn Charter in 1994, has said he expects to portray teachers positively. (Let’s assume they also get to be funny.)
“For me, having crazy parents, my teachers were like the sane people who raised me. And they like being there. And, yeah, they don’t make a ton of money. They’re heroes,” he said in January 2017.