Tony Danza reality show gets air date

Aug. 9, 2010 at 4:25 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A&E says the series premiere of its upcoming U.S. reality series "Teach: Tony Danza" has been set.

The seven-episode, one-hour series chronicles the experience of the veteran film, television and stage star as he works as a first-year teacher at Philadelphia's largest urban high school.

The show, which follows Danza as he teaches a 10th-grade English class, is to debut Oct. 1.

"Long before his iconic acting career, which includes roles in 'Taxi' and 'Who's The Boss,' Tony Danza received a degree in History Education. During the 2009-2010 school year, he took on his most challenging and rewarding role yet as he stepped into the classroom as a full-time teacher at Philadelphia's Northeast High School," A&E said on its Web site.

"Teaching is something I always wanted to do. Getting the opportunity to do it at Northeast High School and seeing the difference a teacher can make was really a dream come true," Danza said in a statement. "I hope the series shows what it's actually like to be a teacher in a public school in America, and shines a light on some of the problems facing us all as we try to educate our children. I also hope it might inspire other people to think about how they might help."

Topics: Tony Danza
© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Al Pacino rules Venice Film Festival on Saturday
'Fifty Shades of Grey' director's home raided by police
Kate Beckinsale joined by Lucas Till in 'The Disappointments Room'
Vicki Gunvalson explains what gay looks like to her
Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga perform homage to Queen
Trending News