NBC orders Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt comedy A.P. Bio to series

A.P. BioNBC is wasting little time shoring up its programming for the new season — they already have two dramas on tap, and now they have A.P. Bio.

This is a comedy that features a rather fantastic cast front and center, including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton as the main character mentioned in the synopsis below:

“When a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.”

As this was not interesting enough, then known that Patton Oswalt is going to be coming on board the project as the principal for said school. The remainder of the cast includes the likes of Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Aparna Brielle, Jacob McCarthy, and Nick Peine. Vanessa Bayer of Saturday Night Live will be making a guest appearance in the pilot, and that makes some sense given the show’s overall pedigree — Mike O’Brien, a former featured player and writer for the show, is the showrunner. Meanwhile, Seth Meyers is also on board as an executive producer.

This series, while very much exciting, does raise some further questions about the future of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While FXX has renewed the show for additional episode, at the same time it appears as though there is an extended hiatus. Kaitlin Olson already has another show in The Mick, and Danny DeVito has been rather busy thanks to Broadway. Charlie Day, meanwhile, has certainly appeared in a number of movies over the course of the past several years. Given that this is one of the most successful series in the history of cable, we do want to see things continue.

With that said, we will have to see what the future holds. For the time being, we’re excited about the talent at the center of A.P. Bio, especially when it comes to the talent on the writing staff and with the cast.

What do you think about A.P. Bio as a series, and do you think that it is a show worth checking out whenever it premieres? Share some of your thoughts with a comment. (Photo: NBC.)

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