CBS adapting Cameron Diaz comedy ‘Bad Teacher’ for TV

By Daniel S Levine,

Bad Teacher, the 2011 comedy starring Cameron Diaz, is going to television. CBS has reportedly begun developing a single-camera comedy based on the film.

According to Deadline, Community and Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston is penning the pilot and it will be produced by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who wrote and produced the film.

The series comes from Sony Pictures TV and Quantity Entertainment. Winston, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg will executive produce, with Winston tapped as showrunner.

The details on the show’s plot haven’t been revealed, but the original film starred Diaz as a foul-mouthed junior high school teacher who fights for the affections of the hot new substitute teacher, played by Justin Timberlake. She devises a plan to get a boob job, figuring that it should do the trick. Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Eric Stonestreet and Molly Shannon also starred, reports Ace Show Biz.

It was directed by Jake Kasdan and went on to gross $216.2 million worldwide.

Winston is currently a very busy writer, having just sold Girls On Film to NBC.

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky also had projects picked up by other networks. HBO ordered a pilot for Hello Ladies. ABC ordered a pilot for Trophy Wife, which they will produce and stars Malin Akerman.

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