Not counting its Will & Grace revival, the AP Bio TV show is the new first sitcom NBC has introduced during this television season. It comes from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, and Seth Meyers is among those who executive produce with creator Mike O’Brien, so it’s met the prerequisites, but can it make the grade? Will AP Bio be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An NBC workplace comedy, AP Bio stars Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Paula Pell, Charlie McCrackin, Jacob McCarthy, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Eddie Leavy, Jacob Houston, Sari Arambulo, Tucker Albrizzi, and Spence Moore II. After being denied tenure at Harvard, award-winning philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Howerton) ends up back home in Toledo, Ohio. Now, he teaches Advanced Placement biology at Whitlock High. Well, that’s what he’s been hired to do. Mostly though, he’s teaching his students how to do his dirty work, for him — which includes driving his professional rival insane.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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What do you think? Do you like the AP Bio TV series? Should NBC cancel or renew it for season two?