‘Schooled': Tom Hertz and Vanessa McCarthy Named New Showrunners, Replacing Tom Doyle for Backhalf of Season 2

“The Kids Are Alright” creator Doyle just joined the “Goldbergs” spinoff in August, replacing Marc Firek

Last Updated: December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

“Schooled” is changing showrunners again. ABC gave the sophomore “Goldbergs” spinoff series a back-nine order Tuesday, and announced that Tom Hertz (“Rules of Engagement”)and Vanessa McCarthy (“Modern Family”) will be showrunners for the rest of Season 2.

They replace “The Kids Are Alright” creator Tim Doyle, who helmed the first 13 episodes of Season 2 and left due to creative differences, according to a person close to production. Before Doyle, co-creator Marc Firek was the showrunner for Season 1.

“We’re incredibly proud of ‘Schooled’ and are thrilled to order a full season of this sharp, fresh and funny comedy that has proven to be a consistently strong pairing with its ‘Goldbergs’ lead-in,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “We’re so grateful to the show’s top-notch cast and crew, and we’re looking forward to bringing more hilarious stories about the teachers and students at William Penn Academy to our viewers.”

“Schooled” is set in the 1990s and “follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal John Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Rick Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic English teacher CB (Brett Dier). “Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students,” according to ABC.

The series is created by Adam F. Goldberg and Firek, and comes from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Hertz and McCarthy executive produce.

The next episode of “Schooled” airs Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 ET on ABC.

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