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'Teachers' misbehaves (in a sunny way) on TV Land

In approaching "Teachers," an amiably misbehaving new sitcom premiering Wednesday on TV Land, it's best to first rid yourself of the notion that it's in any way representative of the titular profession or even much of a satire on it. The question it seems to raise, rather, is what sort of setting might six women in their 20s plausibly inhabit that would allow them equal screen time and opportunities to interact in any number of combinations. The answer: Make them elementary school teachers.

It's a question that was worked out before this Web-born series moved to old-fashioned television, bringing with it bits and pieces of the original for adaptive reuse. (Alison Brie,...