From SNL alums Seth Meyers and Mike O'Brien and starring It's Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton. When Harvard philosophy professor Jack Griffin fails to get his dream job and reluctantly moves back to Ohio to work as a high school Advanced Placement Biology teacher, he makes one thing very clear: he will not be teaching one bit of biology. Instead, realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack recruits the kids to help him mentally break his job-stealing nemesis and win back the position that's rightfully his.
Jack Griffin loses out on his dream job and becomes a high school teacher of Advanced Placement biology in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
When Jack leaves his class unattended, a student injury sets off an official investigation and lands Jack in "teacher jail." An aggressive teacher's union rep sets her sights on Principal Durbin. The students' excitement for a substitute teacher are dashed when they find out it's Helen.
While Principal Durbin struggles with budget cuts, Jack discovers his students pity him - so he rallies, making a splash at the school bake sale and getting kicked out of the bookstore for life.
When Jack gets into a petty dispute with the student council president, the situation escalates much too far; Stef sells makeup at school as a side business.
Jack reluctantly agrees to go out on the town with Mary, Stef, and Michelle; his superiority complex proves difficult for the women to overcome; principal Durbin feels threatened when Helen fills in for him on the school's morning announcements.
When Jack is attracted to a student's mother at a parent-teacher conference, he feigns interest in her son; a group of parents complain to principal Durbin when they notice a piece of controversial student art from Mary's class.
Jack receives an offer from Miles' publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef chose Mary as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle.
Jack finds out his ex-girlfriend Meredith needs a venue for a charity fundraiser and has the perfect place: his student Victor's house. Victor and the other kids are inspired by Jack to party for the first time.
When Jack casually gives Durbin some marriage advice, it backfires, gets Durbin kicked out of the house, and Jack takes him in. The A.P. Bio kids tell Jack if they can get Miles' DNA, they'll learn a little biology while pulling off the ultimate revenge.
Jack successfully convinces Miles that Devin is his illegitimate son; Durbin, Mary, Stef and Michelle clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.
With no archrival to combat, Jack sets his sights on a new mission: write the most brilliant philosophy book ever and get out of Toledo for good. Stef and Mary forget a special day for Michele. Helen forgets to order routine maintenance for the copier causing mass hysteria at Whitlock.
In the hectic thirty minutes that start every day at Whitlock, Jack tries to retrieve his massage chair from Whitlock's intriguing payroll accountant, Lynette. Durbin and Helen prepare for the morning announcements. Michelle gives a eulogy.
Jack's war with his neighbor reaches a turning point when it threatens to ruin a date with Lynette; when the school photographer ups his rate, Durbin takes school pictures into his own hands.
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.
After an embarrassing video of him falling off a stage goes viral, Jack plans a viral video of his own. Durbin, Helen and the teachers track down Whitlock's most notorious litterer: The Sugar Daddy.
When he's kicked off his Harvard phone plan, Jack is offered a chance to leapfrog onto Mary's on one condition -- he must help her break up with her scuzzy boyfriend. Anthony becomes Durbin's right-hand man.
After his computer breaks, Jack rallies his class to win the annual Whitlock's Got Talent competition so the prize money can go toward a new laptop. Helen and Durbin host the show. Mary, Stef and Michelle prepare a hand-bell routine.
It's the most exciting time of the year at Whitlock: Durbin's birthday and Spirit Week; Jack does his best to steer clear of any school spirit as everyone else comes together to take down their hated rivals at Prairie High.