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CBS ‘Bad Teacher’ TV Series Adds Kristin Davis

CBS Bad Teacher Kristin Davis
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Given the box-office success and franchise potential of CBS’ upcoming ‘Bad Teacher‘ TV series pilot, we’d be hard pressed to think that CBS would pass this up, especially now that the half-hour comedy has added another TV friendly face. Former ‘Sex and the City’ star Kristin Davis will take the role opposite former ‘Fringe‘ star Ari Graynor in the forthcoming ‘Bad Teacher’ pilot, and wouldn’t you know it, she’s proper!

CBS’ small-screen ‘Bad Teacher’ pilot just got a major dose of ‘Sex’ atop the already smoldering good looks of series lead Ari Graynor. According to Deadline, ‘Sex and the City’ star Kristin Davis has officially signed on to the forthcoming pilot, taking the role of a history teacher, choir director, faculty President and Meredith (Graynor)’s nemesis Ginny, as played by Lucy Punch in the feature film.

For those unfamiliar with the 2011 Cameron Diaz film and its upcoming adaptation, Graynor will play Meredith Davis, a “hot, confident, unapologetic trophy wife. The kind of woman other women hate. But when her husband leaves her without a dime, the fantasy is over and she’s forced to get a job. Meredith, a smart and savvy survivor, doesn’t miss a beat. When she hears there are a lot of rich single dads at a local middle school, she sets her sights on a teaching career. Meredith Davis knows what she wants and more importantly, how to get it.”.

Community‘ and ‘Happy Endings‘ writer Hilary Winston provided the script for the adaptation and will serve as executive producer alongside the original film’s writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky. Also cast is comedian David Alan Grier in a leading role as the titular character’s principal.

Well, what say you? Does ‘Bad Teacher’ have the same sexy edge on CBS that it did in the theaters?

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