Lennox Industries teamed up with producers of the new A&E cable channel series “Teach: Tony Danza.” The seven-part series began airing Oct. 1.

Long before his acting career, which includes roles in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss,” Tony Danza received a degree in history education. During the 2009-2010 school year, he took on what may have been his most challenging role when he stepped into the classroom as a full-time teacher at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School. “Teach: Tony Danza” follows the first-year teacher as he instructs a 10th grade English class with 26 students.

For Lennox Industries, the TV role came about because of the HVAC manufacturer’s experience providing schools with products for controlling energy use, reducing operational costs and improving indoor air quality. Lennox’s involvement will be featured in an episode of the program.

“For years, we’ve worked with K-12 and college administrators to create better, more sustainable learning environments so this opportunity was a natural for us,” said Denise Ernst, director of commercial marketing for Lennox.