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TruTV's first foray into full-length scripted comedy is this series created by and starring Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. Playing high school teachers Loren Payton, Andy Fairbell and Billy Shoemaker, respectively, the three educators are about as dysfunctional as the students at Smoot High. Spanish teacher Loren is a self-proclaimed bon vivant; Andy teaches gym, health, and coaches girls volleyball, but his highly speculative sexual orientation is what really interests co-workers; and loud-mouthed, tattooed Billy's claim to fame is playing in a post-punk speed bludgeon band. Reluctant at first, new school librarian Abbey eventually joins in on the guys' antics.

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As Tammy desperately tries to take care of an urgent personal matter, Smoot deals with a crisis of its own, a taco-less Tuesday.
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With the gang trapped in a Smoot escape room, new guidance counselor Steven leads the charge to get them fired.
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The Smoot teachers rally around a student as they raise money for his heart transplant.
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With the gang in charge of the homecoming parade floats, tensions rise and class warfare ensues.
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Quinn returns as principal and starts a campaign to tackle the rampant bullying at Smoot, but disturbing the delicate social ecosystem has consequences for everyone.
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The teachers relive their glory days at Senior Prom; Fairbell and Abbey's "friend date" turns into a disaster; Quinn has the worst night of his life.
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A former student leaves a threatening letter for the gang, and they quickly realize they're stuck in the middle of his sick, murderous game.
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Shoemaker is tormented by a disturbing sex dream that the drama teacher advises him to act on; Fairbell befriends the new school police officer.
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Against all odds, Fairbell excels in his new role as principal, but the arrival of a buttoned-up guidance counselor jeopardizes the rest of the gang's easy street.
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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 guest stars as the home-ec teacher.
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Loren takes matters into his own hands after a lice outbreak at Smoot; Shoemaker and Tammy compete in a hair-cutting contest; Abbey revisits some not-so-fond high school memories.
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When the PTA removes the vending machines, Shoemaker and Abbey go to extreme lengths to get them back; Loren faces off with his old teacher; Fairbell's sexual orientation is uncovered.
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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.
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The school bully begins picking on some of the teachers at Smoot High, so the teachers exact revenge.
aired 38 days ago
In season 3, the gang struggles when a new guidance counselor makes them face their biggest challenge yet: accountability; a game-changing turn may determine the fate of Smoot.
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During graduation week, Shoemaker sells memorabilia to earn some cash, Quinn tries to set Loren up on a date and Fairbell's future at Smoot is in jeopardy.
aired 56 days ago
Jingle bells and school bells ring as a sneak peek from season 3 of "Those Who Can't" is unwrapped.
aired 427 days ago
Following three trouble-making teachers who are out to beat the system.
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Smoot is used as a polling station for the Denver mayoral election, and Quinn assigns the staff to count votes, but the series finale of a major television show occupies the teachers' time and attention.
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When graffitied pentagrams start popping up around school, Quinn arms the staff with GoPro cameras to catch the vandal - leading to a night of chaos.
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Obsessed with the local rap scene, Loren gets Shoemaker and Fairbell to join his crew; Shoemaker and Rod butt heads over his relationship with Rod's mom.

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