ABC has set a premiere date for its upcoming comedy series, Miss/Guided
, which stars Judy Greer
) as a former braces-wearing wallflower who returns to her old high school as the new guidance counselor. The show will debut with a special premiere on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30pm, with a 90-minute episode of Dancing with the Stars
serving as its lead in. The show will then move to its regular night on Thursday, March 20, with back-to-back episodes, filling in the void left by Ugly Betty
Apart from Judy Greer, who recently appeared alongside Grey's Anatomy
's Katherine Heigl
in 27 Dresses
also stars Brooke Burns
(Pepper Dennis, North Shore
), Kristoffer Polaha
(Mad Men, Close to Home, Bones
), Earl Billings
(How I Met Your Mother, ER
) and Chris Parnell (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live
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, the brainchild of Caroline Williams, entered development stages in August 2006 and received a series order last May. Veronica Mars
creator Rob Thomas joined the production staff in the same month, but bowed out of the series in July due to “creative differences.” Mark Hudis was brought in to replace Thomas, and now serves as an executive producer alongside Academy-Award winning director Todd Holland, actor-producer Ashton Kutcher (That ‘70s Show
), Karey Burke and Jason Goldberg.
's premiere episode, Becky Freely (Judy Greer) goes back to her alma mater as a guidance counselor after having finally overcome the traumatic world of high school. As she offers help to the school's troubled students and attempts to deal with an often troubling faculty, she also finds herself becoming deeply attracted to hot mechanic-turned-Spanish-teacher, Tim (Polaha). Just as things are starting to look up for Becky, Lisa Germain (Burns), her high school nemesis, resurfaces as the school's new English teacher. Becky is dismayed to see that Lisa is as smart and beautiful as ever, leaving her with no choice but to relive her past and fight for Tim's affection.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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