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.