Bad Teacher, good TV adaptation
Last year's raunchy school time comedy Bad Teacher (starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) is being eyed for television. The mind behind the adaption is Happy Endings writer (formerly of Community) Harry Winston, set to write and produce it as a half-hour, single-camera sitcom for CBS.
The original film, written by ex-Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky focused on an obscene junior high teacher obsessed with wooing a new colleague. It was the premise was pretty damn funny, but the source material doesn't sound too strong for a multiple-season sitcom. No word has been released on how the original idea will work itself into a show, but hopefully it'll be something better than CBS' current 2 Broke Girls.
Eisnberg and Stupnitsky are set to aid Winston and executive produce the series. This adaptation is so fresh in it's conception, whispers of casting have yet to escape. This newfound TV trend in adapting any semi-to-successful films (mostly comedies) strikes us as a bit mundane, but we'll be keeping our eye on this one.
|Bad Teacher (2011) trailer|
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