NBC, which will unveil its programming plans for next season at a presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, has confirmed the pick-up of sitcom “A.P. Bio.” Penned by “Saturday Night Live” writer Mike O’Brien, “A.P. Bio” stars “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” co-lead Glenn Howerton as a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher but 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.
The cast includes Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Aparna Brielle, Jacob McCarthy, and Nick Peine, and the pilot featured “SNL‘s” Vanessa Bayer as a guest star. O’Brien executive produces with Michaels, Meyers, Andrew Singer and Michael Shoemaker for Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.”SNL‘s” Oz Rodriguez directed the pilot.
The news of “A.P. Bio” comes after NBC ordered new scripted dramas “Rise” and “For God and Country.”