CBS Slots ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Unforgettable’ and Flips Two Thursday Comedies

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New CBS comedy “Bad Teacher” is headed for a Thursday timeslot while returning drama “Unforgettable” will make its home on Friday, according to some spring sked moves announced by the Eye on Friday.

Also, Thursday 9 o’clock-hour comedies “The Crazy Ones” and “Two and a Half Men” will switch time periods starting at the end of this month.

“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.

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  1. Dennis says:

    The Crazy Ones is a breath of fresh air when it comes to sitcoms. Please keep this original, intelligent, sly, funny, scripted/improv show on the CBS schedule. It makes a great companion to Elementary. CBS needs to do a better job promoting it to smart audiences. To me, The Millers, the higher rated sitcom of the two, with its tired, familiar, phony laugh track approach serves as a field guide to safe, lazy sitcoms. Wake up, people and do your brain a favor! Robin Williams and the excellent supporting cast are truly fresh and funny.

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