LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A pilot based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz film "Bad Teacher" and a drama from "The Mentalist' creator Bruno Heller have been ordered by CBS, an individual with knowledge of the orders told TheWrap on Wednesday.
"Bad Teacher" will be written and executive-produced by "My Name Is Earl" and "Community" veteran Hilary Winston, with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who were behind the film, executive-producing as well. Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller will also executive-produce the pilot, which comes from Sony Pictures Television in association with the Mosaic Media Group, and follows a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next husband.
"The Advocates," written and executive-produced by Heller, revolves around a female lawyer and a male ex-con who team up as "victim advocates," going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog. Warner Bros. is producing.
The new pilot orders follow on the heels of CBS ordering pilots for a small-screen adaptation of the Eddie Murphy film "Beverly Hills Cop" - which is being executive-produced by "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, and Murphy will appear in - as well as the sitcom "Friends With Better Lives" and the detective drama "Backstrom."