All week long we've seen the axes fall and numerous series granted surprising renewals, and at long last CBS has chimed in with their major alterations for the year to come. Not only has Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams' 'The Crazy Ones' suffered a surprising cancellation, but so too has 'LOST' castaway Josh Holloway's 'Intelligence,' the 'Bad Teacher' adaptation and a number of other CBS series.
Recently it seems as if TV reboots of famous and iconic films has reached a fever pitch, with ‘American Psycho’ and even ‘Man on Fire’ targeted for TV treatment on the bankability of their franchise names alone. We’ve written at length about TV adaptations as the hot new way to reboot movie franchises
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
Sony has announced development on 'Bad Teacher 2,' which shouldn't be too much of a surprise since the original Cameron Diaz comedy was a pretty big hit, grossing $216 million worldwide, but the news still packs a punch. After all, CBS is already moving forward with its half-hour comedy series based on the film. When a franchise makes the jump to television (or vice versa), it usually stays there. So what could this mean for the future adventures of Diaz's awful educator?
Among the multiple pickups announced at CBS' 2013 Upfront presentation, notably absent was the presence of the Ari Graynor-fronted 'Bad Teacher' adaptation, which had previously been seen as an attractive prospect for the network. Now, CBS has officially ordered the 'Bad Teacher' TV series for midseason, but has anything changed about the series? Meet the new 'Bad Teacher' inside!
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!
While not every pilot catches our attention each season, we've certainly turned our heads for CBS' upcoming single-camera adaptation of hit Cameron Diaz film 'Bad Teacher,' which just last week cast comedian David Alan Grier in a leading role as the titular character's principal. Now, as CBS continues casting its high profile projects, we've learned that former 'Fringe' star and indie darling Ari Graynor has secured the title role, so get the latest on the new 'Bad Teacher' inside!
History has not been kind to TV shows based on hit movies, but it's easy to imagine the folks at CBS looking at the box office success of 'Bad Teacher' and thinking "Well, maybe this time..." The pilot for the Cameron Diaz-less television adaptation is slowly coming together and it has found its first cast member in David Alan Grier.