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Bad Teacher TV Show Gets A Series Order At CBS

It looks like CBS has found room on their 2013-2014 line-up for one more comedy. The network has given a series order to Bad Teacher, a small screen adaptation of the 2011 feature film. The TV series will star Ari Graynor as the titular "bad teacher" in the comedy, which comes from Hilary Winston (Happy Endings, Community).

Bad Teacher is a single-camera comedy, which will star Graynor as a former trophy wife who takes a job as a teacher in an effort to find herself a new man when her rich husband leaves her penniless. The character is described as inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic, which sounds in line with Cameron Diaz's role in the film, and also sounds like a great fit for comedic actress Graynor, who managed to pull off intentionally - and hilariously - unlikable rather well in The Sitter. Her other recent credits include For a Good Time, Call… and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Assuming nothing's changed since the pilot was produced, the series will also include Kristin Davis, Sara Gilbert and Ryan Hansen, the latter of whom shares a Veronica Mars credit with Graynor, though I'm not sure they shared any screen time. Graynor only appeared in one episode of the series' second season and I don't remember their characters crossing paths.

CBS doesn't say when they're planning on airing Bad Teacher, but the odds are, we'll see it either on Monday or Thursday night, as that's when the network's airing their comedies. Whether or not that happens in the fall or midseason is also unknown. It may come down to whether or not all of the newcomers manage to hold their spots on the fall schedule. I see Bad Teacher as being a great fit to be paired with 2 Broke Girls, but that may just be me Kevin Bacon-ing Graynor with Kat Dennings from Nick & Norah.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.