A.P. Bio was unfortunately canceled at NBC after two stellar seasons of quirky high school comedy. But the series, created by former Saturday Night Live writer/cast member Mike O’Brien and led by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton, found a second life. The NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock picked it up for a third season that came and went earlier this year. Since there hasn’t been much pomp and ceremony for the new season, I was left worried that the show would inevitably get canceled again. Thankfully, an early Christmas gift just arrived with the announcement of A.P. Bio season 4 coming in 2021. Read More »
The third season of the NBC comedy series A.P. Bio is shifting to Peacock this month. Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) stars in the series as disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher Jack Griffin. Throughout the series so far, he has been coming up with schemes on how to further his career and using his students to help him, all while avoiding any lessons about biology. But his class is getting interrupted with a new student in the form of the high school secretary Helen DeMarcus (Paula Pell), and a new A.P. Bio season 3 clip shows how troublesome this could be. Read More »
In just two short 13-episode seasons, the NBC comedy series A.P. Bio was already showing promising signs of evolution. The series started out focusing on disgraced Harvard philosophy professor Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton), who missed out on his dream job and was forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio and work as an advanced placement biology high school teacher. But instead of teaching his gifted, oddball students, he uses them to get revenge on the rival who took his job.
The second season found Jack getting a little more caught up in the small town antics of Whitlock High School. Though he was still focused on schemes that would benefit his career and get him back out of Toledo, he was constantly distracted by getting revenge on those who wronged him, no matter how petty the offense. The show lost a lot of the sociopathic edge of the first season, but it opened the door for some more bizarre comedy from the supporting cast and even Jack himself.
Now the third season of A.P. Bio, coming to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock next week, takes that approach to the next level. Not only does the new season dig even more into the ensemble of students, teachers and administrators, but it delivers some of the show’s weirdest episodes yet, bringing it to a satisfyingly hilarious, almost 30 Rock-level of absurdity. Read More »
A.P. Bio started out at NBC, but the third season of the hilarious high school comedy series is coming to Peacock next month. Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) stars in the series as disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher Jack Griffin. Throughout the series so far, he has been coming up with schemes on how to further his career and using his students to help him, all while avoiding any lessons about biology. But as this new trailer reveals, this year will be much harder. Read More »
If you’re an Xfinity Flex customer, you can now get access to the new NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock. Otherwise, you’ll be waiting until July to feast your eyes on more than 15,000 hours of movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, a large amount of the original programming that will be available exclusively on Peacock won’t be available for awhile. But today, the streaming service teased what subscribers will get down the road with a batch of new trailers, including the return of a wrongly canceled comedy series from NBC.
A.P. Bio started off by following disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton), showcasing the lengths he went to in order to avoid teaching biology, opting to use his smart students to get revenge on a rival professor instead. Since then, the series has shifted gears a bit as Jack is now focused on writing a book about a deep-dive into the experience of middle-class living in Toledo, Ohio. But the third season will pose a new challenge, as illustrated in the A.P. Bio season 3 teaser trailer. Read More »
Back in May, NBC handed down the unfortunate order of cancellation to their midseason comedy series A.P. Bio. The show starred It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton as a disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher, and tracked the lengths he went to in order to avoid teaching biology, opting to use his smart students to get revenge on a rival professor instead. The show lasted for two seasons and aired what was intended to be its final episodes last month, but thankfully, NBC has changed its mind about cancellation. Read More »
It’s upfronts week over in Hollywood, which means all the networks are rolling out the red carpet for all the new shows coming to TV for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. First out of the gate was NBC, who has their revival of Will & Grace coming this fall, as well as Law & Order True Crime, yet another spin-off of the network’s classic legal drama. But it’s not all familiar, as The Peacock also has plenty of other new shows coming as well.
There’s also the new comedy series Good Girls starring Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development), the thriller Reverie starring Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) and Dennis Haysbert (24), a high school-set drama called Rise starring Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Moana voice star Auli’i Cravalho, the high school-set comedy A.P. Bio with Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt, the military drama The Brave starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel and the comedy Champions with Workaholics star Anders Holm.
Watch the NBC 2017 TV series trailers and get more details on each of them below. Read More »