‘Bad Teacher’ Series Gets Late Pickup From CBS

Ari Graynor steps into Cameron Diaz's shoes

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

Someone's tardy: A week after unveiling its new 2013-14 schedule to advertisers, CBS made one more addition to its lineup by ordering the new comedy "Bad Teacher."

But better late than the never. Based on the hit 2011 film starring Cameron Diaz, the shows stars Ari Graynor (pictured) as an inappropriate and fearless ex-trophy wife who becomes a teacher in search of a new human ATM machine when her wealthy husband leaves her with nothing.

Hilary Winston, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller and Michael Lasker are executive producers for Sony Pictures in association with CBS Television Studios and Mosaic Media Group.

The series joins a CBS comedy lineup that includes the David E. Kelley advertising comedy "Crazy Ones," which Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Chuck Lorre's "Mom" about a newly sober mother and daughter played by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

With CBS's fall schedule already set, "Bad Teacher" will likely premiere in midseason.

Graynor recently appeared in the film "The Guilt Trip" and the series "Fringe."

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