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Bad Teacher is an American single-camera comedy series created by Hilary Winston (My Name is Earl, Community), loosely based on the 2011 film of the same name. The series aired on CBS from April 24 to July 26, 2014, as part of the 2013–14 American television season.
On May 27, 2014, CBS, which already cancelled the show after three episodes, removed it from the schedule. However, the remaining episodes later aired as part of a summer burn off in July 2014.
Meredith Davis is divorced from her husband, who leaves her with nothing due to a prenuptial agreement that she clearly did not read. She is forced to move in with her friend’s family, whose step-daughter Lily inspires her to come up with a plan – get hired as a teacher at Lily’s school, Richard Nixon Middle School, meet and marry a rich single father, and get back to the extravagant lifestyle to which she was accustomed. Using a fake résumé and her feminine charm, she gets Principal Carl Gaines to hire her. The faculty includes Joel, a former high school classmate who is now a gym teacher; Irene, a shy fellow teacher who becomes excited to have a new friend; and Ginny, faculty president who resents Meredith and is suspicious of her. Although a horrible teacher, Meredith imparts life lessons to Lily and her friends.