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TV LAND'S "TEACHERS" CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS AS NEWEST EPISODE SCORES SERIES HIGHS AGAIN, INCREASES ACROSS ALL DEMOS

Haley Joel Osment Guest Stars This Week!


New York, NY – January 30, 2017 – TV Land's hit comedy, the critically-acclaimed "Teachers," continues to soar, setting series highs and double-digit gains across all key demos in Live +3. On the heels of last week's record-breaking season premiere, the newest episode, "Stranger Danger," scored a .57 among Adults 25-54, up +22% over last week and a .51 among Adults 18-49, a +38% increase over the season opener. Additionally, the episode garnered a .68 (up +11%) with Women 25-54, a .61 (up +28%) with Women 18-49, and attracted 901,000 total viewers.

 

Other demos that saw major gains include Men 25-54, posting a .46,  up +44%, Adults 25-39 with a .60, an increase of +31%, and Adults 40-54 with a .55 up +15%. The median age for "Teachers" is 46 years old, down 13 years versus channel prime and seven years younger than the previous week's episode.

 

"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, and the second season will see the women facing elections, demotions and team-building exercises. The series is written by and stars The Katydids – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas – and in season two, great guest stars pop up, including Haley Joel Osment ("Alpha House," "Comedy Bang! Bang!") as Mrs. Adler's (Thomas) husband, Ryan Hansen ("Party Down") as Ms. Snap's (Colloton) rival in a school council race, Jessica St. Clair ("Playing House") as the school counselor, and more surprising appearances and cameos by famous faces in comedy, pop culture and music, including Lisa Loeb, Coolio and more.

 

This week, Haley Joel Osment guest stars as Deb Adler's screw-up husband Damien, who thinks teachers don't do anything all day. Attempting to challenge his perceptions and show him how hard her day is, Deb invites him to sit in on her class, where things do not go according to plan. Watch and download a clip here:

Along with The Katydids, Alison Brie ("Community") and showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel ("Key and Peele") executive produce the series. Matt Miller and Cap Gun Collective are also executive producers.

 

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