Imagine that you're a high school band student abruptly pulled out of your summer vacation, told that the fate of your school's music department rests in your hands and that you must pass a virtually impossible "state administered" test or the music department would be shut down! That's the premise of the hilarious new reality TV show, SCHOOLED™, featuring Multi-platinum recording artists, The All-American Rejects and set to air on The CW-TV on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.(EST)/ 7:00 p.m. (CST)
In SCHOOLED, students at New Jersey's New Milford High School are tricked into believing their school is "Musically Deficient." The anxious students must attend a "music rehabilitation" program in order for the school to keep its state funding. Hidden TV cameras recorded the unwary students as they were led through absurd oral exams climaxing with their mandatory performance of Richard Strauss's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra." The prank's grand finale? A live, surprise performance for the students by the rock band The All-American Rejects.