About the Show
As lead singer and keyboardist of a rock band, 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 have 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 teacher. It's an easy gig, right? Throw a DVD in the player, dim the lights and sleep off last night's party. Yet when he realizes that the kids think his class is an easy A, Craig's moved to inspire his students. Music is his passion and he's not about to let anyone sleep though this period... period. The school principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") is a woman who believes 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. If he wants to keep his gig, get the girl and teach these kids the joys of music, he'll have to buckle down, shape up and rock out.
The cast also includes Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Lenora Crichlow and Spencer Grammer.
Writers Mark Cullen ("Back in the Game") and Robb Cullen ("Back in the Game") serve as executive producers with Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation") and Mark Schulman ("Chelsea Lately"). "Mr. Robinson" is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Half-hour comedy (single-camera)