Glenn Howerton comedy was canceled by NBC in May
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The recently canceled NBC sitcom “A.P. Bio” has been saved by NBCUniveral’s upcoming streaming service, which picked up the series for a third season.
“I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans,” said executive producer Mike O’Brien. “The cast and I are thrilled that we get to make more and I’m excited to work with the NBCU streaming platform.”
“A.P. Bio” was created by O’Brien, who writes and executive produces. Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.
It stars Glenn Howerton as disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin, who after losing out on his dream job, is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique and Paula Pell also star.
NBCU’s upcoming streaming service will launch next year and will be advertiser-supported and free to TV subscribers. In 2021, NBCU will pull “The Office” from Netflix and make it available exclusively for its upcoming service.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
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