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TV Land Taps Roberts, Martel as 'Teachers' Showrunners

Comedy Central series Key and Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel will serve in that capacity for TV Land’s new scripted comedy pilot Teachers.

Based on the web series of the same name, Teachers revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America’s youth, but they don’t really seem to have their own lives together at all. From making their class help them stalk exes online to altering a grade because the art teacher is “kind of a b****,” these instructors are changing the world, one student. Teachers is set to tape this summer.

“As TV Land begins to explore different comedic styles, we’re excited to collaborate with such talented showrunners like Ian and Jay,” said network president Larry Jones.  "And we'll finally unveil one of childhood's great mysteries: what really goes on behind the door to the teacher's lounge."

"We recognize that teachers are the backbone of America," Martel and Roberts said. "Having said that, we look forward to mocking them in a half-hour format."