Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

A sitcom star gets real with high school kids, fans get a chance to bring home a bacon Kevin Bacon, and OK Go makes a video for the dogs—here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moments.

Tony Danza’s The Boss on Teach

Glee may have Will Schuster. Community may have had Senor Chang. But A&E’s new show Teach has landed a major sitcom star—Tony Danza. But there’s a twist. The actor from Taxi and Who’s the Boss? isn’t playing a high school English teacher on a scripted series with a laugh track. Teach is a reality show and the students are actual 10th graders who attend Northeast High School in Philadelphia.

See, when Danza heard President Barack Obama make the call for people to give back, Tony decided to do just that. He pursued his long set aside aspirations to teach and, well, a reality show documenting the year-long process seemed a no brainer.

The jury’s out on whether the A&E series will have the same social impact that another recent feel good/educational system reform show did. After all Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution managed to get pink milk out of some local schools (if only briefly) and took home an Emmy.  But you’ve got to give Danza credit for giving it a go.

Teach: Tony Danza premieres tonight at 10:00 PM PST/9:00 PM Central on A&E.

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