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'Teach: Tony Danza' -- Who's Teaching Who? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 8th 2010 5:38AM
'Teach: Tony Danza' -- Who's Teaching Who?Actor Tony Danza has had an up-and-down time as a teacher on the premiere season of 'Teach' (Fri., 10PM ET on AETV). So far he's cried, sweated bullets, even tap-danced to try to keep his students' attention. Danza is a rookie teacher at a tough inner-city school in Philadelphia; he's doing the best that he can.

Still, you could argue that the name of the show is ironic -- or at least is a double entendre ... since if you read it in a certain way, it contains a command. 'Teach: Tony Danza!' So is Tony actually teaching his students, or are they teaching him?

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'Teach: Tony Danza' -- The Kids Put on a Show (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 17th 2010 11:45PM
'Teach: Tony Danza' -- The Kids Put on a ShowActor Tony Danza has hit some bumps on the road during his new career. 'Teach' (Fri., 10PM ET on AETV) centers on Mr. Danza's efforts to educate a class of 10th-graders, as Tony tries out a new job as an English teacher.

On the first two episodes, we saw Danza sweat, cry, and nearly get sued. He's had a tough time, adapting to life at a high school with 3,500 students who speak 57 different languages.

Tonight, Tony was invited to perform at a charity event. The event was an academic awards ceremony -- with Danza serving as the M.C. But being a skilled performer can cut both ways. Previously, Danza was criticized for failing to connect with his students, and for focusing too much on himself. His antics included tap-dancing to keep his class's attention. Would the charity show be more of the same?

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Tony Danza Thinks Learning Disabled Kids Are "Lazy," Ends Up in Trouble on 'Teach' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 11th 2010 2:11AM
Tony Danza Thinks Learning Disabled Kids Are 'Lazy,' Ends Up in Trouble on 'Teach'Actor Tony Danza is struggling on 'Teach' (Fri., 10PM ET on A&E). He spent a year as an English teacher at Northeast High School, a gritty inner-city school in Philadelphia. The actor already received some criticism for his role on the series. But now, he gets attacked by the worst critic of all -- his own boss.

Previously, Danza did a lot of crying, a lot of sweating, and had trouble disciplining his class. Now, things are getting worse. Half of Tony's students have failed their latest quiz. His best student wants to drop out because he's not intellectually "challenged" by the actor. And Tony refuses to assist a bunch of learning disabled kids, then faces legal trouble for his actions. Yikes!

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Tony Danza On Going Back to High School and Being the Boss in 'Teach'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 28th 2010 12:00PM
Tony DanzaHe's hosted a talk show, written an Italian cookbook, starred on Broadway and tackled TV roles like a true boss. So what's Tony Danza's latest gig? Teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia.

In 'Teach: Tony Danza' (premieres Fri., Oct. 1, 10PM ET on A&E), the 'Taxi' and 'Who's the Boss?' alum decides to go back to school (he does have a degree in education for anyone curious about his qualifications) to try his hand in the classroom.

I caught up with Danza to hear how his students reacted on his first day (the 15- and 16-year-olds were born years after 'Boss' ended in 1992), what he learned from this experience and what made him laughingly call a student "schmo." Then I got to take a look at that famous mug -- dimples, distinguished gray hair and all -- in his new high school yearbook.

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News Roundup: Timothy Dalton and Eric Roberts Join 'Chuck,' First Look at 'Teach' With Tony Danza and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 26th 2010 5:30PM
Timothy DaltonThe stunt casting on 'Chuck' continues. Timothy Dalton, Eric Roberts, WWE wrestler Batista and Joel David Moore are joining the long list of season 4 guest stars that includes stars such as Linda Hamilton, Steve Austin and Olivia Munn.

According to the Ausiello Files, Roberts, Moore and Batista will play soldiers-of-fortune who turn against their former buddy, Casey. Look for them to turn up in the fifth episode of the season, 'Chuck Versus the Couch Lock.'

Former James Bond Timothy Dalton will also guest star on the spy show. According to HitFix, Dalton's character will be a mysterious character with a connection to Chuck's mom played by Linda Hamilton. He'll appear in multiple episodes.

In other TV news ...

'Gossip Girl' and 'Chuck' producer Josh Schwartz is working with PR pro and reality star Kelly Cutrone for a new series. The series will be scripted and fashion-based. [Live Feed]

Cartoon Network will launch 'Regular Show' and 'MAD' on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 6. 'Regular Show' follows the staff of a park, an anthropomorphic lollipop, a giant blue jay, a yeti and a gumball machine. 'MAD' will feature cartoons from the famous humor magazine of the same name. [The Wrap]

Excited for Tony Danza's new show 'Teach'? Of course you are. Check out the promo below. [Vulture]

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Tony Danza's teaching project shut down in New York, relocates to Philly

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 21st 2009 5:08PM
Tony DanzaI've been following the progress of this for a little while. A&E has been working with Tony Danza to follow him as he spends a year teaching 10th grade English. Originally set up in Yonkers, New York, the show was shut down after the pilot was shot when the New York school board pulled out of the project. Adrift and without a home for awhile, the team stuck at it until Philadelphia came on board this past Wednesday and agreed to host the show.

This isn't a spoiled celebrity getting up to antics, though; Danza is serious about being a good educator to these kids. Before he got into acting, he procured a degree in education. In other words, this is a real-life documentary about a first-year teacher. He just happens to be Tony Danza.

The teaching profession is one of the most underpaid and under-appreciated professions in this country, so I applaud Danza for stepping into that arena so sincerely. I'm already more interested in his struggles in this arena than I will ever be about the pampered whining rich brats of [insert so many show names here].

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