The series stars Ari Graynor as Meredith Davis, an always 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. Dumped, divorced and broke due to a bad pre-nup, Davis is inspired by her friend's smart, awkward stepdaughter, Lily, to devise the perfect three-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 might 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.
The cast also includes Sara Gilbert as Irene, Ryan Hansen as Joel Kotsky, David Alan Grier as Principal Carl Gaines, Kristin Davis as Ginny Taylor-Clapp, and Sara Rodier as Lily.
CBS's "Bad Teacher" is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Mosaic Media Group. Hilary Winston, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller and Michael Lasker are executive producers.