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[01/23/17 - 09:54 AM]
"Teachers" Reaches Series Highs and Has Its Most-Watched Episode Ever
TV Land further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17.

[via press release from TV Land]

"TEACHERS" SEASON TWO PREMIERE SCORES AN A+, REACHING SERIES HIGHS AND MOST-WATCHED EPISODE EVER

New York, NY - January 23, 2017 - Last Tuesday's second season premiere of critically-acclaimed hit comedy "Teachers" notched series highs in key demos and was the most-watched episode of the series ever on TV Land, according to Nielsen's Live +3 data. The episode scored double-digit increases in key demos with a .47 among Adults 25-54, up +57% versus the first season premiere, and a .61 with Women 25-54, up +53% versus the season premiere. The January 17th season two premiere was also the most-watched episode ever for the series, garnering 811,000 total viewers, up +42% versus the series premiere in January 2016.

The critical darling, named to The Best TV of 2016 by both The Hollywood Reporter and LA Weekly, has been praised as "unpredictably funny," "Seinfeld-esque with a dash of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (VanityFair.com), "a hidden gem" and "stronger and funnier than ever" (HollywoodReporter.com). "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 husband, Ryan Hansen ("Party Down") as Ms. Snap's 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.

In tomorrow's episode, Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan host a "Women Empowering Women" seminar after a trespasser gets into Fillmore and creeps everyone out, while Mrs. Adler goes way too far trying to teach her kids about "stranger danger."

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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