TV & FILM
05/22/2013 04:34 pm ET Updated May 22, 2013

'Bad Teacher': CBS Orders Comedy Starring Ari Graynor

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17:  Actress Ari Graynor attends the 'Mistaken for Strangers premiere during the opening night of the 20
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Actress Ari Graynor attends the 'Mistaken for Strangers premiere during the opening night of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

A week after the network announced its new fall TV schedule, CBS announced it was picking up "Bad Teacher," a TV series based on the movie of the same.

Ari Graynor takes on the role Cameron Diaz played in the film, with CBS describing the character as an "inappropriate, 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." The rest of the cast includes Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier, Sarah Gilbert and Kristin Davis.

Graynor recently starred in the flick "For a Good Time, Call..." and appeared in "Fringe" as Rachel.

"Bad Teacher" joins five other new CBS comedies "The Crazy Ones," "The Millers," "We Are Men," "Mom" and "Friends With Better Lives," which will also debut midseason. "Mike & Molly" is also being held for a later date. New CBS dramas include "Hostages" and "Intelligence."

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