Based on the feature film of the same name, Bad Teacher follows an always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. The comedy series is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Mosaic Media Group and stars Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier, Caitlin Kimball and Katie Walder. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino, with Lee Eisenberg, Hilary Winston, Sam Hansen, Gene Stupinsky and Jimmy Miller serving as executive producers.
The series is the latest entry for CBS’ 2013-2014 schedule and joins five other new comedy series (Crazy Ones, Friends With Better Lives, The Millers, Mom and We Are Men) on the network. The order comes as CBS is bulking up on comedy this season. Part of that is due to the imminent departure of stalwart How I Met Your Mother and the likelihood that Two And A Half Men will soon be coming to an end. While equally weighing on the minds of CBS execs this pilot seasons was that of the two new sitcoms they ordered for last season, neither made it to a second season. Partners was cancelled part way through its run and Friend Me was deep-sixed following the tragic death of co-creator Alan Kirschenbaum.