Sex And The City alumna Kristin Davis is returning to series television with a role in the CBS comedy pilot Bad Teacher, from Sony TV. Based on the 2011 movie, CBS’ single-camera pilot, written/exec produced by Hilary Winston, directed by Don Scardino and exec produced by the film’s writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, centers on hot, confident, unapologetic former trophy wife Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor), who becomes a teacher to find a new man after her husband leaves her without a dime. Davis, repped by UTA, Mosaic and Lawyer Jason Sloane, will play Ginny, a history teacher, choir director, Faculty President and Meredith’s nemesis. The role was played by Lucy Punch in the movie. The pilot is also exec produced by Michael Lasker, Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen.
The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton on February 22 and will be hosted by Kristin Davis. Here’s the complete list:
EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Black Swan – Amy Westcott
Burlesque – Michael Kaplan
Inception - Jeffrey Kurland
The Social Network – Jacqueline West
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Ellen Mirojnick
EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD …
Sex and the City co-star Kristin Davis is returning to series television with a new single-camera comedy. Davis is set to star and co-executive produce NBC’s The Happiness Project, a comedy based on Gretchen Rubin’s best-selling memoir, which writer Kristin Newman (Chuck, How I Met Your Mother) is in negotiations to write and executive produce. Separately, Davis has been tapped to co-star opposite Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, New Line’s sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, in which she will play love interest to Johnson and mother to Josh Hutcherson. Davis has just started filming the movie in Hawaii.