Pilot Season: CBS Orders Comedy Based on Bad Teacher, Drama From Mentalist Creator
CBS is hot for teacher — Bad Teacher, that is. The network has ordered a comedy pilot based on the 2011 big-screen black comedy of the same name starring Cameron Diaz.
Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston will write the single-camera laugher about on a foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next husband. Winston will executive-produce with the film's scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky, as well as Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller.
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From The Mentalist creator and showrunner Bruno Heller, CBS also ordered one drama pilot titled The Advocates. In the project, a female lawyer and a male ex-con team up as "victim advocates" who go to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and battle for the underdog. Heller will write and executive-produce.
Do you want to see a small-screen version of Bad Teacher? Are you excited for Heller's new work?