[easy_countdowner name=”tvland_younger” theme=”default” animation=”smooth” end_date=”2016-01-13″ end_time=”22:00:00″ day_label=”Days” hour_label=”Hours” minute_label=”Minutes” second_label=”Seconds” day_color=”#60686F” hour_color=”#60686F” minute_color=”#60686F” second_color=”#60686F” circle_bg_color=”#E2E2E2″]TV Land announced today that the second season of its critically-acclaimed Darren Star series “Younger” and new bold comedy “Teachers,” from Chicago improv group The Katydids, will premiere Wednesday, January 13th at 10PM ET/PT.
The hour-long season premiere of “Younger” will begin at 10pm ET/PT,
TV Land announced that its critically-acclaimed series “Younger” will return Wednesday, January 13th at 10pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes, immediately followed by the series premiere of “Teachers” at 11pm ET/PT. Beginning Wednesday, January 20th, “Teachers” will take its regularly scheduled spot of Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT. Immediately following will be the premiere of the network’s bold new comedy “Teachers” from Chicago-based improv group The Katydids and executive producers Alison Brie (“Community”), Jay Martel and Ian Roberts (“Key and Peele“). “Teachers” will regularly air on Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT, right after new episodes of “Younger.”
“‘Younger‘ and ‘Teachers‘ represent two very different sides of the new, smarter and edgier TV Land,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, TV Land. “Season 2 of ‘Younger’ brings even more witty, sexy and cliffhanger moments and ‘Teachers’ is hilariously bizarre, pushing the envelope and bringing the network into new comedic territory.”
“Younger,” now shooting at the renowned Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, follows Liza (two-time Tony(R) winner Sutton Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds.
Now working under the prickly Diana (Miriam Shor), Liza has to figure out how to balance her real life with bestie Maggie (Debi Mazar), and her “pretend” life with her new crew – friend/coworker Kelsey (Hilary Duff), fashion publicist Lauren (Molly Bernard) and the always-sketchy Thad (Dan Amboyer), Kelsey’s boyfriend. After Liza let her secret slip to sexy young tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella) at the end of the first season, she now must try to salvage their relationship, all while navigating a confusing chemistry with her boss Charles (Peter Hermann) and dealing with her daughter Caitlin’s (Tessa Albertson) return from studying abroad. The series is written and executive produced by entertainment icon Darren Star.
“Teachers” revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America’s youth, but don’t have their own lives together at all. From Ms. Bennigan awkwardly flirting with the school’s resident “hot dad,” to Ms. Snap hooking up with the school janitor, and Ms. Watson making her class Facebook-stalk an ex-boyfriend, they’re changing the world – perhaps not for the better – one student at a time. “Teachers” is written by and stars The Katydids, who wrote and acted in the popular web series of the same name and are each named a version of “Katie” – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas. Along with The Katydids, Alison Brie (“Community”).
Brie will make a guest appearance in the pilot episode of “Teachers” as Lauren Lark, a district administrator facilitating an anti-bullying workshop at the school, who ironically has a less-than-friendly past with one of the teachers, Deb Adler (Thomas). Other guest stars making appearances this season include Rob Riggle (“21 Jump Street“), Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls“), Jesse Bradford (“Bring It On“), Tim Bagley (“Knocked Up“), Sam Richardson (“Veep“), Trevor Larcom (“Fresh Off The Boat”) and more.
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