Actor-turned-teacher Tony Danza has been forced to relocate his educational reality TV show from New York to Philadelphia, after school board officials in The Empire State vetoed future episodes of the upcoming series.
The 58-year-old actor earned a degree in history education from Iowa’s University of Dubuque before launching a career in acting in the 1970s. Danza recently inked a deal with A&E to spend a year teaching 10th grade English.
However, the city’s school board vetoed the filming of thirteen uture episodes, which has forced production to move to Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PEOPLE.com reports.
“(I am) humbled, honored, and so grateful that the City of Philadelphia has decided to let us try this. I have always wanted to teach, so this is a gift for me. I will work hard to make sure I don’t let anyone down, especially the kids.”professions available, a first-year teacher in the city of Philadelphia,” Danza says.
Danza “will co-teach a sophomore class at” Northeast High, where he “will work alongside a certified teacher,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A&E has agreed to pay the school district $3,500 for each episode, and “will also reimburse facilities and personnel expenses and payment of the district’s outside legal fees.”
Teach is scheduled to premiere this fall on A&E.