Matt Tarses, who is also an executive producer on Scrubs, says the idea for the show which follows the lives of various teachers is based on his brief experience as a teacher back in grad school.
As he puts it, I was a 23-year-old teaching 19-year-olds and I realized how close I was to being a kid.
Tarses thinks its amazing that people leave the job of instructing the young to those who arent grown up [enough] to be role models themselves.
But Tarses didnt base the series entirely on his brief tenure as a teacher. Luckily, his best friend is a teacher and, as he puts it, We hired him as a consultant and wed feed him ideas and hed say how it would play out in reality.
Teachers debuts March 28.
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