Head Of The Class

The Oliver Factor: Billy MacGregor
Played by: Billy Connolly
Head of the Class debuted in the fall of 1986.  The story revolved around a bunch of nerdy high school kids who have a new hip teacher, played by Howard Hessman.  He would show them life was about more than school.  The show was a success mainly due to Hessman and his rebel teacher role. 

In 1990, Hessman left the show and was replaced by British Comedian Billy Connolly.  While Billy is a funny man in his native Britain, he style just did not fit with the American audience.  The show would go off the air in 1991.