Lou is brought down to Earth when his production budget is slashed, Coach Strickland vindictively monopolizes Robbie's time, and he has a conflict with Tracey. Lilette finds herself starting to fall for Robbie.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 2 of Rise was watched by 5,390,000 viewers, resulting in a 1.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.