Bad Teacher, a single-camera comedy series adaptation of the hit 2011 movie to be penned by Hilary Winston (Happy Endings, Community) and produced by the film’s writers-producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, has been set up at CBS. The movie, from Columbia Pictures and Mosaic, starred Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, gold-digging junior high school teacher. The TV adaptation is being produced by Sony Pictures TV, where Winston is under a deal, Mosaic and Stupnitsky and Eisenberg’s Quantity Entertainment. Winston, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg executive produce, with Winston set to showrun.
Winston, repped by UTA, Mosaic and Jared Levine, just sold another comedy project to NBC with penalty. Titled Girls On Film, the show is about three college best friends, who all find themselves single at 30 but with very different levels of dating experience. Winston is writing/executive producing for Sony TV and Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare.
It has been a big last few weeks for ABC Studios-based Eisenberg and Stupnitsky. The duo, repped by WME and Mosaic, got two pilot orders, one at HBO for Hello Ladies, which they co-wrote and executive produce with Stephen Merchant, and one at ABC for Trophy Wife, written and executive produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and starring Malin Ackerman. They also are writing and exec producing an adaptation of the British series Pulling for ABC.