Tony Danza’s new A&E series, Teach: Tony Danza is coming soon, and they’ve just release the trailer…
Here’s the 411 on the new series: Tony went to Northeast High School in Philadelphia to teach 10th grade English for the 2009-2010 school year, and A&E was there to document it.
Now my question is, what came first…the show, or the teaching? Would Tony have actually followed through with the teaching gig if the reality leg of his experiment wasn’t attached?
The tag line for the show is, “It’s not a role, it’s reality.” Well, if it were reality, then he’d actually stick around to teach, wouldn’t he? Does anyone know if he’s actually doing that? Because if he’s not, it’s a kind of a role, isn’t it? I’m sure he’s spinning it as a “social experiment,” but whatevs.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to bash the new series, because it actually does look compelling. I mean, they’ve got all the right components to make a great reality show: the kids, the teaching, the fish-out-of-water story, Tony Danza’s neck wrinkles–amazing, right?
Here’s the trailer:
I hope he throws in some amazing Tony Micelli wisdom with his students! Because a manny driving a blue-serial-rapist van in Philly, giving advice, and teaching 10th graders…kind of funny.
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