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‘Kids Are Alright’ Creator Joins ‘Schooled’ Season 2 as Showrunner

Tim Doyle is taking over as showrunner and executive producer on the upcoming second season of “Schooled” at ABC, Variety has confirmed.

Doyle takes over from Season 1 showrunner and series co-creator Marc Firek, who has exited the series to focus on development. The news comes just months after Doyle’s 1970s-set comedy series, “The Kids Are Alright,” was canceled by ABC after one season. That show was inspired by Doyle’s own childhood, with Doyle also serving as the narrator on the series. Doyle is currently under an overall deal at ABC Studios. He previously served as showrunner on the multi-cam comedy “Last Man Standing” while it was at ABC, and also worked on ABC comedies like “Dr. Ken” and “Speechless.”

A spinoff of Adam F. Goldberg’s autobiographical comedy “The Goldbergs,” “Schooled” centers on Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), who ends up taking a teaching job at her old high school, working alongside her former disciplinarians Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows) and Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen), as well as the young and cool CB (Brett Dier). The series is produced Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Goldberg and Doug Robinson serve as executive producers along with Doyle. Goldberg co-created the series with Firek.

Both “The Goldbergs” and “Schooled” return to ABC on Sept. 25. Both shows ranked among ABC’s highest-rated series of the previous season.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported Doyle taking over as showrunner.

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