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Head of the Class 

A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
William G. Schilling ...  Dr. Harold Samuels 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Jeannetta Arnette ...  Bernadette Meara 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Dan Frischman ...  Arvid Engen 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Robin Givens ...  Darlene Merriman 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Khrystyne Haje ...  Simone Foster 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Tony O'Dell ...  Alan Pinkard 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Brian Robbins ...  Eric Mardian 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Kimberly Russell ...  Sarah Nevins 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Dan Schneider ...  Dennis Blunden 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Howard Hesseman ...  Charlie Moore 92 episodes, 1986-1990
Tannis Vallely ...  Janice Lazarotto 69 episodes, 1986-1991
Leslie Bega ...  Maria Borges 68 episodes, 1986-1990
Joher Coleman ...  Jawaharlal Choudhury 68 episodes, 1986-1990
Rain Pryor ...  T.J. Jones 51 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael DeLorenzo ...  Alex Torres 47 episodes, 1989-1991
Lara Piper ...  Viki Amory 47 episodes, 1989-1991
De'voreaux White ...  Aristotle McKenzie 47 episodes, 1989-1991
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A group of gifted high school students are placed together into an "enrichment" class. Although brilliant, they have much to learn about each other and themselves. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Brian Robbins (Eric Mardian), Dan Frischman (Arvid Engen), and Dan Schneider (Dennis Blunden) all played students on this show, and all went to produce and star on Nickelodeon shows together like Kenan & Kel (1996), which Schneider and Robbins developed and produced, and on which Frischman starred. See more »

Quotes

T.J. Jones: Hey, I'm T.J.
Class: Hi, T.J.
T.J. Jones: What is this? An "AA" Meeting
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Not The Same Without Hesseman
11 February 2002 | by wolf008See all my reviews

One of the ABC's best at the time. It provided an enjoyable half hour, with plenty of laugh's. Howard Hesseman guided the shows overachievers through 4 seasons of well written comedy. Many of the episodes had a moral to them that is missing from most sitcoms of today, even the so called "family" sitcom's.

The fifth season however did not fair well after Hesseman's departure, However, he was there to give us four solid seasons. It's sort of relevant to Phil Hartmans almost four year's on NewsRadio, before his death, and consequently the show folded without him.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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| (114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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