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Show Guide: 'Those Who Can't'

Synopsis: THOSE WHO CAN'T is truTV's first foray into full-length scripted comedy. The half-hour comedy follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

More inept than the kids they teach, they’re out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. Joining them is Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) the school librarian with an insuppressible passion for life.

Guest stars include Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). (Courtesy truTV, 2016)

The Cast:

Production Credits:
Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) is the show runner and an executive producer. Also serving as executive producers on THOSE WHO CAN'T are Tracey Baird (Flight of the Conchords) and Krysia Plonka (Billy On The Street) of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (truTV)
1-01 Pilot--02/11/2016
When the school bully begins picking on some of the teachers at Smoot High, the teachers exact a terrible (and stupid...and illegal) revenge. Even the librarian gets in on the action...when she’s not de-penising library books.

1-02 Oof, Nut City--02/11/2016
Principal Quinn tasks the guys with helping a shy kid win the student election, but they do their jobs a little too well and unwittingly create a monster. Abbey and Quinn have a fight over Smoot High’s debate practices.

1-03 Lady And The Scamp--02/18/2016
The teachers protest the poor working conditions at Smoot by going on strike, but Fairbell refuses to join them. Shoemaker and Abbey butt heads over who’s the real strike leader, while Loren and Rod tailgate the event leaving Quinn and Tammy to man the understaffed school. Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest stars as the home-ec teacher who uses her students as sweatshop workers to make the crappy products she hawks for a quick buck.

1-04 The Fairbell Tape--02/25/2016
When the junk food vending machines get yanked by the PTA, Shoemaker and Abbey go to extreme lengths to get them back. Loren faces off with his old home-ec teacher, while Fairbell’s sexual orientation is uncovered with the help of a peculiar videotape. Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest stars as does Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions) as the terrifying head of the PTA who runs the school with an iron yoga-mat clutching fist.