NBC is headed to school. Today, the network announced their new TV show AP Bio will debut in February.
The comedy stars Glenn Howerton as Jack Griffin, a disgraced philosophy scholar who is forced to return to Ohio and teach high school biology. The cast also includes Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy, and Tom Bennett.
AP Bio premieres on NBC on February 1st at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Read more details below:
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — NBC will offer a preview of its new comedy “A.P. Bio” on Thursday, February 1 at 9:30/8:30c, a spokesperson confirmed this morning.
The series will then return Thursday, March 1 following the network’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games, and continue in the post-“Will & Grace” time period.
“A.P. Bio” will take over from current Thursday, 9:30/8:30c occupant “Great News,” which will complete its 13-episode run on January 25.
Additionally, the Peacock has confirmed “This Is Us” will return from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00/8:00c, one week later than previously indicated.
In its place on January 2, NBC will opt for back-to-back episodes of newcomer “Ellen’s Game of Games” starting at 8:00/7:00c.
Here’s NBC’s official description of “A.P. Bio”:
When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he 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 (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy and Tom Bennett also star.
“A.P. Bio” is written and executive produced by Mike O’Brien. Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer and Mike Shoemaker also serve as executive producers.
“A.P. Bio” is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of NBC’s comedies? Will you watch AP Bio?