What’s On Tonight: Is Mr. Robinson an alternate timeline spin-off of The Office? Hopefully!

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, August 5. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Mr. Robinson (NBC, 9 p.m.): “A musician takes a day job as a substitute teacher in the premiere of this sitcom.” If that sounds like a more legit version of School Of Rock, then you might have seen a movie (just the one) in your day. Good for you. But that’s just the premise of the pilot—what about episode two, which airs right after it? “Principal Taylor’s old groupie habits resurface when Craig, hoping to win a record deal for Nasty Delicious, invites a rock legend she once dated to speak at school.” That is… a lot. Craig Robinson has a new TV show, everybody. Get with it. (Or just read Dennis Perkins’ pre-air review, which has a harder time saying something flattering than we do …

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