Rapidly approaching a newer, more streamlined era when comedy can be created by simple adding “bad” to nominally decent professions, NBC is considering the pilot Bad Judge to go up against CBS’ Bad Teacher. The sitcom from producers Anne Heche, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay would find former Private Practice star Kate Walsh playing the naughty justice [<---- better title], who’s notorious for handling out disproportionately harsh penalties for first-time offenders and allowing personal prejudice to influence her decisions. But also, and different enough from normal judges to warrant a TV show, she’s a “a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman” (as opposed to the sort of woman who’s constantly apologizing during sex), she “plays with the law,” and lives a “life on the edge”—all of which is humorously ironic, because she’s supposed to be judging the people who do that.
Provided both Bad Judge and Bad Teacher get picked up and become successes, we can look forward to a slate of Bad County Surveyor, Bad Data Processor, Bad Director Of Bad Marketing And Bad Events For The Southeast Region (The Bad One), etc., solving both our comedy problems and those of our recent bad college graduates, who are only now entering an uncertain bad job market.
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