[08/13/09 - 06:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, August 13 Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "Reno 911"; Denzel Washington to produce "Billy Stiles" at FOX; and Anne Dudek books "Covert Affairs" at USA.
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DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, August 2010) A&E(R) announced today the series premiere of "Teach: Tony Danza" on Friday, October 1 at 10PM ET/PT. The seven-episode one-hour series chronicles the experience of the veteran film, television and stage star as he steps into the toughest role yet, as a first-year teacher at Philadelphia's largest urban high school. 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 NortheastHigh School . "Teach: Tony Danza" follows the first year-teacher as he instructs a 10th-grade English class with 26 students in back-to-back 45-minute periods.