With the fall line ups for television broadcasters across America being revealed gradually over the past weeks, CBS have thrown a curveball with the announcement of a new comedy series based on the Cameron Diaz vehicle Bad Teacher. Fringe's Ari Graynor is taking on the staring role of an angry divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next man.
The announcement has come a week after the network initially unveiled their fall line-up, that also included the comedy Crazy Ones, which boasts Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as its stars. The Bad Teacher re-working won't make it to the upcoming network line-up though, and is likely to be held off until mid-season at least.
Ari Graynor will be taking on Cameron Diaz's role
The series is being overseen by executive producers Hilary Winston, Jimmy Miller, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky, with the latter two being the co-writers of the original. Sex and the City's Kristin Davis co-stars, as do Alan Grier (In Living Color), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars) and Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) in the single-camera comedy.
CBS' pre-Bad Teacher line-up already offers its fair share of comedy, with regulars Two Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Men being joined by the new Chuck Lorre show Mom, a divorced Will Arnett living with his parents in The Millers and even more divorce-based fun with We Are Men, to go with the Williams/Michelle-Gellar collab.
Will the idea work?