With the premiere of his reality show, “Teach,” tonight, actor Tony Danza says he’s nervous.
Though, it’s not so much the fear of looking foolish as many reality-TV show “stars” do. Neither is it fear over whether his latest attempt to revive a stalled career will fail.
It’s whether the show will do justice to one of America’s most demanding, yet thankless jobs – that of the public schoolteacher.
“Teachers are so beat up,” he said during a phone interview from his New York apartment yesterday.
“We live in a society where people aspire to be Joe Six Pack. I became embedded with the teachers and I just wanted to come back and tell their story.”
The show, airing at 10 p.m. on A&E, chronicles Danza’s experience as a first-year English teacher to a class of 26 sophomores at Northeast High School, the school district’s largest school.