“Bad Teacher,” a single-camera comedy based on the hit feature film, will premiere Thursday, April 24 in the 9:30 slot, taking over for Robin Williams comedy “Crazy Ones,” which will have wrapped its 22-episode, first-season order the previous week.
“Teacher” stars Ari Graynor in the title role and also features Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier, Kristin Davis and Sara Rodier. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Mosaic Media Group. Hilary Winston, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Michael Lasker are executive producers.
The timeslot flip for the comedies will put “Two and a Half Men” immediately behind another multi-cam comedy, rookie “The Millers.” CBS may be wanting to see how much gas “Men” has left in the tank before deciding whether to bring it back for a 12th season. Both its fate, and that of “The Crazy Ones” won’t be known until May.
And “Bad Teacher,” though it will be a single-cam coming out of a multi-cam, seems thematically compatible with “Two and a Half Men.”
On Fridays starting April 4, Poppy Montgomery drama “Unforgettable” will air at 8 p.m., teaming with “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods” for a night of crime dramas. “Unforgettable,” which had been canceled by CBS in May 2012 only to be resuscitated about a month later, aired its second season on Sundays last summer.
“Undercover Boss,” which currently airs in the 8 o’clock timeslot, will have completed its season order before the net takes its annual two-week March break for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament (March 21 and 28).
As a result of the moves announced Friday, the Eye figures to be programming virtually all original episodes of series both Thursday at 9:30 and Friday at 8 this spring.
Yet to be scheduled is new series “Reckless,” starring Cam Gigandet and Anna Wood. The sultry legal drama set in South Carolina was expected to premiere in the second half of this season.