CBS Gives Series Order to Comedy ‘Bad Teacher’

CBS Gives Series Order Comedy 'Bad

Eye adds sixth laffer to its 2013-14 lineup with Sony Pictures TV pic adaptation

CBS has added a sixth new comedy to its 2013-14 season slate, giving a series order to Sony Pictures TV’s  adaptation of the 2011 Cameron Diaz starrer “Bad Teacher.”

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The single-camera comedy stars Ari Graynor as an unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after she’s dumped by her rich husband. Sara Gilbert, David Alan Grier and Kristin Davis co-star.

Hilary Winston penned the pilot and exec produces with comedy vets Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller and Michael Lasker. Don Scardino directed the pilot.

CBS TV Studios has come on board as a co-producer with Sony on the series. The Eye has a bumper crop of comedies for the coming season as it expands its Thursday lineup to four laffers and restocks on Mondays.

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  1. Wait, what? Ok, so where will Sherlock and Person of Interest go?! This is what annoys me right here. You get used to a night and have to shift around your schedule to fit in these shows you ALREADY watch for ones that could be hit or miss. Why would a MOVIE adaptation written by multiple people NOT in ampersand together get an entire SERIES order? True, you can DVR programs and thats great in one regard but then you’re not really branding yourself correctly CBS by just radically fitting things in as you see fit. If it works on a night and people like myself will sit and watch CBS all night on Thursday already, why would you go and fix what isn’t broken by switching out hits for potential maybes or straight up misses? You already bumped The Mentalist to Sundays. And you don’t even UTILIZE Saturday nights anymore. Am I the only one who remembers in the 90’s watching Early Edition and Walker, Texas Ranger?! Geez.

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