Bad Teacher is an American single-camera television sitcom developed for television by Hilary Winston from the 2011 film of the same name about 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-nup, Meredith Davis is inspired by her friend's smart, awkward stepdaughter, Lily, to devise the perfect 3-step plan: 1) pose as a teacher at Lily's ritzy middle school 2) meet and marry a rich single dad 3) return to a lavish lifestyle.
Using a phony resume, quick thinking Meredith effortlessly charms Principal Carl Gaines, who is easily duped and oblivious to her agenda.
The faculty includes Joel, her handsome former high school classmate turned gym teacher, who sees right through her, but is amused by her antics; Irene, a shy, introverted teacher who's overly excited at the possibility of making a best friend; and Ginny, the up-tight Faculty President and busybody who resents Meredith and suspects something's fishy.
Meredith may be the worst teacher ever, but she's the only one qualified to impart much-needed life lessons to Lily and her friends, while she keeps an eye out for husband #2.
Hilary Winston, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller and Michael Lasker are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Mosaic Media Group.
The series premiered in the USA on CBS on Thursday 24 April 2014, at 21h30. At its 2014–15 upfront presentation on 10 May, CBS announced that the series had been cancelled after airing only three episodes. After the fifth episode aired on 22 May, the planned broadcasts of the sixth and seventh episodes were pulled from the schedule. The remaining episodes were burned off in Saturday marathons two months later.