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CBS is moving ahead with its planned TV adaptation of Bad Teacher, the 2011 comedy that starred Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. On Wednesday, the network put in a pilot order for the project.
The project was first put in development in October, with former Community writer Hilary Winston attached to write the pilot. Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who produced and wrote the film, will be producing the series.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show comes from Sony, which released the film. While it didn’t earn great reviews, it went on to gross $216.2 million worldwide. Diaz played a foul-mouthed middle school teacher that hopes to find a husband.
TV Line reports that CBS also picked up a new pilot from The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller titled The Advocates. It centers on a female lawyer and an ex-con who team up to right the wrongs of the justice system as victim advocates.
Other pilots CBS has ordered recently include: Beverly Hills Cop, Chuck Lorre’s Mom, comedies from Jim Gaffigan and Greg Garcia and Backstrom.