Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher TV show on CBSNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: April 24, 2014 — July 26, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, and Sara Rodier.

TV show description:      
This single-camera comedy is based on the feature film of the same name. It follows a hot, fearless, and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless.

Dumped, divorced and broke (due to a bad pre-nuptial agreement), Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) is inspired by her friend’s smart, awkward stepdaughter, Lily (Sara Rodier). Meredith devises the perfect 3-step plan: pose as a teacher at Lily’s ritzy middle school; meet and marry a rich single dad; and return to a lavish lifestyle.

Using a phony resume, quick thinking Meredith effortlessly charms Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier) who is oblivious to her agenda.

The faculty includes gym teacher Joel Kotsky (Ryan Hansen). He’s her handsome former high school classmate who sees right through Meridith’s antics but is amused anyway.

Shy Irene (Sara Gilbert) is an introverted teacher who’s overly excited at the possibility of making a best friend in Meredith. Uptight Ginny Taylor-Clapp (Kristin Davis) is Faculty President and a busybody who resents Meredith and suspects she’s not who she seems to be.

Series Finale:     
Episode #13 — What’s Old Is New
Staff and students are all focused on standardized test day when Meredith and Principal Carl’s attentions are diverted by the arrival of their ex-spouses, making them question whether they want second chances with their former loves.
First aired: July 26, 2014.


What do you think? Do you like the Bad Teacher TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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28 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Tim says

    Wickedly funny and insightful. The first few episodes were weaker than the later ones, as the writers honed their voices. With all the fluff out there, why end one with true comedic passages. Some of the writing could be sharpened, but the basic structure is present with flourishes that are true LOL.

  2. Tim says

    Wickedly funny. Insightful. Possibly even better than the movie. The first few episodes were weaker than the later ones shown, as the writers found their voices.

    With all fluff available, why end a show that distinguishes itself with true comedic passages. The writing could be sharpened in places, but the basic structure is sound and many flourishes are true lol.

    • Andrew says

      How does this show not get a second season? I love the all star cast. Bring this show back, bring this show back!!!!

  3. youknow says

    it sucks when good shows don’t get a chance and lot of crappy shows do. I really had hoped it wouldn’t get cancel. I wish another network would pick it up

  4. Ang says

    Well having seen the film its based on I can say I preferred the movie better. Well the part of the teacher was played better by diaz and everyone else in the film made it better than this attempt.

  5. she's not hot! says

    Ari Graynor is not hot enough to play Bad Teacher! she could play luke warm lunch room lady!

  6. Tha Critic says

    Usually tv shows adapted from films don’t fare very well. Judging by the comments being posted, this is no exception.

  7. nemo f says

    easy to write dialogue when you say the word ******* a hundred times and the main character also repeats how she wants to get laid over and over. what’s next pull my finger jokes?

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