Fringe alum Ari Graynor is going to the head of the class as the star of CBS’ pilot adaptation of Bad Teacher, TVLine has learned.
Based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz flick, the single camera comedy project finds Graynor starring as Meredith Davis, a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next husband.
David Alan Grier co-stars as Graynor’s character’s boss, Principal Carl Gaines.
Community and Happy Endings scribe Hilary Winston wrote the script and will serve as an EP alongside the team behind the film version, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky.
Graynor, who played Olivia’s younger sister on Fringe, is known mostly for her independent film work (Celeste and Jesse Forever, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Sopranos fans will also remember her as Meadow’s college roomie Caitlin.