Bad Teacher Season 1 Premiere: Pilot Episode Recap and Daddy Issues Preview [WATCH VIDEO]

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Bad Teacher Season 1 Premiere: Pilot Episode Recap and Daddy Issues Preview [WATCH VIDEO]
Photo of Ari Graynor at the premiere of Ten Year, Toronto Film Festival 2011. 12 September 2011, 20:52. Wikimedia Commons/GabboT

“Bad Teacher ” Season 1 Episode 2 “Daddy Issues” is set to air on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS. Read on to find out more about “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Episode 2 “Daddy Issues” and “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Pilot Episode recap.

“Bad Teacher” Season 1 Pilot Episode Recap:

“Bad Teacher” is the TV adaptation of the 2011 comedy film of the same name, which starred Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel with Justin Timberlake. It follows the story of a divorced trophy wife who applied to become a teacher at a middle school with fake credentials.

According to TV Line, “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Episode 1/Pilot Episode (air date: April 24, 2014) began when Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) was finally accepted at the Richard Nixon Middle School.

It all started when she was divorced by Ray, her cheating husband who worked as a yacht salesman. She didn’t receive any part of their divorce settlement due to a prenup agreement. Then, a penniless Meredith stayed at a friend’s house and agreed to do an errand that involved fetching the friend’s daughter from school. She had made a 3-part plan after learning that there are a lot of hot dads at Lily’s school.

Then, she faked her resume that can give her the opportunity to continue with her devious plans. She was given the position of the Social Studies teacher by her fellow divorcee Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier).

After getting in, Meredith kicked-off a “Career Day” for the students in order to scope possible husband materials among the students’ fathers. Things are going her way until she met her rival in the person of her fellow teacher, Ginny (Kristin Davis). Good thing, she has met some new friends who are part of the school’s faculty, including a teacher named Irene (Sara Gilbert) and Joel Kotsky (Ryan Hansen), the gym coach.

Unlike Cameron Diaz’s movie character, Meredith has a tiny spot in her heart for kids despite having a loud and confident personality. She has blown off a supposed date with a doctor when she found out that Lily and her friends were getting bullied. She helped them get their seats at the lunch table, which were taken away from them earlier.

The said episode ended with Meredith having her own version of the “Wake of Shame” when she woke up in the company of the flirty gym teacher.

Click HERE for TV Line’s FULL recap of “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Pilot Episode, which was aired on April 24, 2014.

WARNING! “Bad Teacher” Spoilers Ahead! Read only if you want to know more about the upcoming “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Episode 2 “Daddy Issues.”

According to the official episode synopsis posted on Spoiler TV, Meredith seemed to have found a hot, single and definitely wealthy man that may help her in regaining her glamorous lifestyle. Has Meredith finally met Husband #2?

Guest star Ken Marino (MTV’s “The State”) plays the role of Mike, a student’s dad. Unfortunately, Bronwen (Grace Kaufman), Mike’s daughter and friend of Lily’s, didn’t give Meredith permission to date her father. After it was revealed that she slept with Coach Joel Kotsky, does it give him a chance at capture Meredith’s attention?

“Bad Teacher ” Season 1 Episode 2 “Daddy Issues” is set to air on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9.30 p.m. It is directed by Peter Lauer and written by Tim McAuliffe.

And that’s it for the “Bad Teacher” Season 1 Premiere: ” Pilot Episode” recap and “Daddy Issues” preview. Don’t miss “Bad Teacher” Season 1 on the CBS network every Thursday night. Check out for news about “Bad Teacher” including more recaps and spoilers, only here at Movie News Guide (MNG).

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