As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, The Office) knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade.
Every struggling artist knows the drill: You’ve got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It’s an easy gig, right? Yet when he realizes that the kids think his class is an easy A, Craig’s moved to inspire his students.
The school principal (Peri Gilpin, Frasier) believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She’s none too fond of Craig’s unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, Think Like a Man). It’s a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and having one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he’ll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out.
The cast also includes Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer and Tim Bagley.
Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen (Back in the Game, Lucky) serves as executive producers with Howard Klein (Parks and Recreation), Mark Schulman (Chelsea Lately) and Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). Mr Robinson is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Tune in to see how Craig tries to adjust to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school on Mr Robinson every Sunday at 6pm starting 22nd July, 2018, on SABC 3 “The Stage Is Yours”.
Episode 1: Pilot
After a chance encounter, musician Craig (Craig Robinson) decides take a substitute music teacher gig to win over his high-school sweetheart, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good). Things don’t go exactly as planned with Victoria, but he connects with the students and colorful faculty.
Episode 2: Love The One You’re With
Craig (Craig Robinson) organizes a night out at Flojack’s with the teachers, in hopes of getting some quality time with Victoria (guest star Meagan Good), but a chance meeting with Victoria’s friend Kelly (guest star Nicky Whelan) sets Craig on a different course. Meanwhile, Jimmy (Ben Koldyke) suffers an existential crisis, takes a job aptitude test and discovers that he was actually meant to be a filmmaker. He decides to make a documentary film about Craig and calls it “Afro-Disiac.”
Episode 3: Flesh for Fantasy
When rock legend Neville Rex (guest star Gary Cole) teases Nasty Delicious with a possible record contract, Craig (Craig Robinson) invites Neville to speak to his class in hopes of sealing the deal. But when Neville shows up at school, Craig learn that Principal Taylor (Peri Gilpin) use to date him. And when she falls into her old groupie habits, the faculty is forced to take action. Meanwhile, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good) advises the other teachers on a good investment, but their spending habits get out of control.
Episode 4: Can’t Buy Me Love
After being told that he and Jimmy (Ben Koldyke) may lose their jobs due to budget cuts, Craig (Craig Robinson) and the teachers plan an auction to raise money. But when Victoria’s (guest star Meagan Good) boyfriend asks her to move to New York, Craig puts everything into a last-ditch effort to win her over and hopefully save his job in the process. Samir (guest star Asif Ali) also hopes to use the auction for romantic purposes, and takes suggestions from Craig and Jimmy on how to get out of the “friend zone” with Ashleigh (Spencer Grammer). Meanwhile, Halle (Amandla Stenberg) and the other students come up with their own plan to raise money for their favorite class, but they’ll first need help from a tyrannical Ben (Brandon T. Jackson).
Episode 5: Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog
Craig (Craig Robinson) is disgusted with Ben’s (Brandon T. Jackson) sloppiness and lack of a job. So, in hopes of lighting a fire under Ben to pull his weight, Craig invites Jimmy (Ben Koldyke) to move in and share Ben’s room. Elsewhere, Principal Taylor (Peri Gilpin) is asked to watch Supervisor Dalton’s (Tim Bagley) dog, Mr Pickles. But when Mr Pickles runs away, Ashleigh (Spencer Grammer) and Samir (guest star Asif Ali) must do some scientific detective work to help track him down and save Principal Taylor from Dalton’s wrath.
Episode 6: School’s Out For Summer
Craig (Craig Robinson) is planning a Nasty Delicious summer tour, and the faculty is excited to come along for the fun. But when Earth, Wind and Fire shows up and invites Craig, and Craig alone, on a year-long tour, he must decide whether he’s willing to ditch his brother, Ben (Brandon T. Jackson), his friends and his students. Meanwhile, Samir (guest star Asif Ali) sees Ashleigh (Spencer Grammer) in her other job as a stripper, and tries to even the score to make up for his guilty conscience.
Mr Robinson is an American sitcom television series created by Owen Ellickson, and developed by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen, which will be broadcast from July 22, 2018 at 18h00 – 18h30 on SABC 3.