CBS Orders ‘Bad Teacher’ to Series Midseason


Earlier this year, CBS greenlit the pilot Bad Teacher, based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie of the same name, and now the network has ordered up 13 episodes of the show for midseason. Coming a couple weeks after the networks ordered and announced all their new 2013-14 season comedies, the Bad Teacher pickup is a bit of a surprise because networks rarely order shows this late. The single-camera comedy will find Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call…) taking over Cameron Diaz’s irresponsible schoolteacher role with Party Down’s Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, and Kristin Davis co-starring. Bad Teacher’s showrunner will be Community writing staff alum Hilary Winston, who knows her way around a school sitcom.