'Bad Teacher' TV Series Gets Set Up at CBS

'Community' writer Hillary Winston is behind this new pilot based on the 2011 comedy starring Cameron Diaz.

Bad Teacher TV series lands at CBS
Bad Teacher TV series lands at CBS
CBS is setting up a single-camera comedy based on the 2011 movie Bad Teacher. Community and Happy Endings writer/producer Hilary Winston is penning the pilot script.

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who wrote the movie, will serve as producers. Cameron Diaz starred in the summer comedy as a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking high school teacher who is about to leave her job to marry a wealthy man. She is forced to return to her old job when the marriage falls through, and inappropriate high jinks ensue. Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, and Lucy Punch also starred in the film, which took in over $215 million worldwide.

If the project gets ordered to series, Hilary Winston will serve as showrunner, with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg executive producing. Sony Pictures Television will also produce the TV adptation, through their overall deal with Hilary Winston.

Bad Teacher was released June 24th, 2011 and stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jillian Armenante. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (15)

  1. Rufio

    could be funny series (as @corey said). truth be told, would probably be better on FX, AMC or showtime, though if it were showtime it would resort to cheap dirty jokes that get giggles, but not truly funny. wish it were going to be on AMC or FX. oh well.

    2 years agoby @rufioFlag

  2. THE JOKER

    uhhhh.... no...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Corey W.

    Thumbs up for Hilary Winston. Hilarious writer. Can make something sh*tty hilarious, easily.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. Corey W.

    Could be a funny series. I could see it happening. As long as they change some characters up.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Um really? Wow, I never saw this movie, but I didn't think it was successful enough to make a TV series out of...

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. Salemwolf711

    completely*

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  7. Salemwolf711

    The Movie sucked so this is compley pointless.

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    Not a good idea!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. Dumbumm

    Please, noooo!

    2 years agoby @DumbummFlag

  10. Dan

    Fail idea.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. justatadmatt

    I think this has potential with Winston writing...Community and Happy Endings is a pretty solid TV resume.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  12. skywise

    Love Community but this movie just wasnt all that great.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    Here's an idea: don't.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. CUPID

    Pass.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  15. ejk1

    Perhaps it'll be funnier than the movie. It won't have to try that hard to accomplish that task.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag