[03/10/15 - 11:44 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 10 - Odds & Ends Updates include: Syfy passes on second season of "Ascension"; Callie Thorne to "Breed" for TNT; and Tim DeKay, Lauren German to star in FOX's "Frankenstein," "Lucifer," respectively.
[02/10/15 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 10 Updates include: Jessica Sula set as new lead on ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; Betsy Brandt cast in "Life in Pieces" at CBS; and Jennifer Esposito joins the cast of ABC's "Mistresses."
[12/05/14 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 5 Updates include: Aaron Jakubenko latest cast in MTV's "Shannara"; Wynn Everett scores role in TNT's "Lumen"; and Peri Gilpin to succeed Jean Smart on NBC's "Mr. Robinson."
[12/02/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 2 Updates include: Natalie Zea joins Jason Jones in TBS comedy pilot; Brandon T. Jackson cast in NBC's "Mr. Robinson"; and Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson due back on The CW's "Arrow."
[11/24/14 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 24 Updates include: Michael Stahl-David lands lead in TNT's "Cocaine Cowboys"; Comedy Central eyes first "TripTank" spin-off; and George Eads to depart "CSI" at the end of the season.
[03/13/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 13 Updates include: Thomas Lennon to join Matthew Perry in CBS's "The Odd Couple"; John Cho lands male lead on ABC's "Selfe"; and Geoff Stults tapped for title role on CBS's "Cuz-Bros."
[07/01/13 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 1 Updates include: Jayma Mays joins CBS's "The Millers"; Craig Robinson, John Mulaney comedies get second lives; and Fabrizio Guido, Jenna Elfman bound for NBC's newcomers.
[03/25/13 - 11:30 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 25 Updates include: Debra Messing to topline CBS's "Mother's Day" import; Seth Green tapped for lead on FOX's "Dads"; and Nelson Franklin cast in NBC's "Holding Patterns."
[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 21 Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."
[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 19 Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.
[02/26/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 26 Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in CBS's "Reckless"; Brittany Snow joins "To My Assistant" at FOX; and Martin Short is in talks to join NBC's "The John Mulaney Show."
[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 25 Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."
[02/11/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 11 Updates include: Josh Holloway to lead "Intelligence" at CBS; Thomas Kretschmann joins NBC's "Dracula"; and Maggie Lawson, Andre Braugher and Nate Corddry book comedy pilots.
[01/24/13 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 24 Updates include: NBC greenlights Craig Robinson-led comedy; FOX adds two single-camera projects to its pilot roster; and David Nutter to helm CBS's "The Advocates."
[10/19/12 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 19 Updates include: Craig Robinson to star in potential NBC comedy; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Ken Mok to executive produce FOX's "Scarlatti."
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2015) As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, "The Office") knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade. Every struggling artist knows the drill: You've got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It's an easy gig, right? The school principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She's none too fond of Craig's unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, "Think Like a Man"). It's a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he'll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out. "Mr. Robinson" is inspired by Robinson's real-life experiences as a music teacher. Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen ("Back in the Game," "Lucky") serve as executive producers with Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation"), Mark Schulman ("Chelsea Lately") and Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld"). "Mr. Robinson" is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.