TV Dial: Ari Graynor Is The New 'Bad Teacher,' HBO Passes On 'Criminal Justice' With James Gandolfini & More

Consider this a round-up; a platter of micro-updates in the field of on-again-off-again new shows and their various stars. A TV digest for the water cooler, if you will. Item 1: Remember “Bad Teacher”? Remember the significantly worse news that it’s being served back up onto the small screen like the regurgitated ingesta of a big bird of prey (no offence, Ms. Diaz)? Well, Deadline reports that the single-cam (of course) CBS comedy, written by Hilary Winston (a graduate of the “Community” and “My Name is Earl” schools of pop-reference-saturation), will star Ari Graynor, veteran of innumerable smaller TV roles and protagonist of last year’s indie “For a Good Time, Call…”, who will also produce the pilot. Item 2: In other casting news, Fox’s latest acquisition “The List”, a “Homeland”-esque whodunnit in which the theft of Federal Witness Protection details leads to a...
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