Head of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network. The series follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program at the fictional Monroe High School in Manhattan, and their history teacher Charlie Moore. The program was ostensibly a vehicle for Hesseman, best known for his role as radio DJ Dr. Johnny Fever in the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Hesseman left Head of the Class in 1990 and was replaced by Billy Connolly as teacher Billy MacGregor for the final season. After the series ended, Connolly appeared in a short-lived spin-off titled Billy. The series was created and executive produced by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias. Rich Eustis had previously worked as a New York City substitute teacher while hoping to become an actor.
Charlie doesn't return for the new school year and the Kids are wondering where's Charlie? Charlie found an acting gig and left and now the students have a new teacher, Billy MacGregor.
Billy tries the personals ads.
When Alan is caught cheating, Billy has the class act as a jury to decide his punishment.
Arvid's infectious flu may keep the class from performing in a Shakespeare competition.
Arvid goes out with gorgeous Viki.
Inspired by his French class, Eric goes to ""find himself"" in Paris.
Billy fakes a heart attack to circumvent a health-insurance bureaucrasy; the IHP girls try writing a romance novel.
After Billy is robbe, he has the class write papers on gun control, leading Arvid to a harrowing experience when he buys a gun for the assignment. (Part 1 of 2)
Bully Zach may have Arvid's missing gun. (Part 2 of 2)
The IHP class behaves obnoxiously when their bus breaks down at a rural truck stop.
Jasper's overprotective parents hire a babysitter for him -- and to his mortification, it turns out to be Sarah.
Billy and Bernadette take dance lessons at the studio where Alex teaches, and where he's pursued by a woman.
Arvid trains a chimp at his part-time pet store job and, rather than let it be sold, hides it in the classroom.
Simone's reputation suffers when Alex lies to his friends about a romance with her.
At Christmas, Billy helps Viki find her birth mother, but the woman doesn't want to see her.
T.J. turns down Aristotle's invitation to the senior prom.
The kids work on their yearbook, with Eric beginning to regret not having participated more extracurricularly.
To save Dennis after a prank, Billy creates a fictional student -- who apparently gets the MIT scholarship Dennis wanted.
Darlene promises to treat the class to an elaborate farewell dinner, but then finds her credit card revoked.
The class learns T.J. is more than just a contemporary-style musician when Billy discovers her operatic talent.
With a wrecking ball ready to demolish the school, the IHP class waits to fund out who's to be valedictorian. (Part 1 of 2)
The IHP class graduates, with T.J. as valedictorian. (Part 2 of 2, and series finale)