Schooled Shake-up: ABC Orders More Episodes as Showrunner Exits

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ABC is down for a full sophomore year of Schooled. 

However, there will be some changes at the wheel. 

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Alphabet network has expanded Schooled Season 2 to 22 episodes. 

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But the series will be getting another new showrunner. 

Tim Doyle, who replaced series co-creator back in August, is stepping down effective immediately. 

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He is being replaced by co-executive producers Tom Hertz and Vanessa McCarthy, who will work closely with co-creator Adam F. Goldberg. 

“We’re incredibly proud of Schooled and are thrilled to order a full season of this sharp, fresh and funny comedy that has proven to be a consistently strong pairing with its Goldbergs lead-in,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement.

“We’re so grateful to the show’s top-notch cast and crew, and we’re looking forward to bringing more hilarious stories about the teachers and students at William Penn Academy to our viewers.”

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It's unclear whether these changes at the wheel will lead to creative changes for the series. 

Schooled is a spinoff of The Goldbergs, and is set in the 1990 in Pennsylvania. 

AJ Michalka, Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, and Brett Dier lead the cast. 

Like most shows, Schooled is down this season. Currently averaging 3.2 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating in the demo, Schooled is ABC's fourth-highest rated comedy series, as well as the seventh highest-rated scripted series overall. 

Given that the ratings are decent, it's no surprise the network has  opted to extend the series. 

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As for what's coming up, the series continues Wednesday with a Pokemon-themed installment. 

"Learning he's not into baseball cards, Coach Mellor encourages Toby to be competitive in CB's Pokemon Club and becomes an overbearing sports-type father," reads the logline.

"Meanwhile, Lainey supplements her salary as a teacher by working at the local video store and learns an important lesson."

What are your thoughts on this full season order?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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