Seth Meyers is strictly expanding into scripted on NBC.
The network has handed out a array sequence to a half-hour comedy A.P. Bio, that is executive constructed by a Late Night host.
The single-camera comedy centers on a truth academician (It’s Always Sunny star Glenn Howerton) who loses out on his dream pursuit and goes to work as a high propagandize Advanced Placement biology teacher. At his new job, he creates it transparent he will not be training any biology. Realizing he has a room full of respect hurl students during his disposal, he decides instead to use a kids to his possess benefit.
Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Aparna Brielle, Jacob McCarthy and Nick Peine also star in a series, with Saturday Night Live castmember Vanessa Bayer set to guest-star in a commander episode.
SNL grad Mike O’Brien will write and exec produce. In further to Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Late Night With Seth Meyers showrunner Michael Shoemaker will also exec produce. The array hails from Universal TV, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.
A.P. Bio, which had emerged as a frontrunner in new days, is a second comedy to get a array sequence during NBC for a 2017-18 season, fasten a Will Grace revival, that recevied a greenlight in January. Last week, NBC also handed out a initial play array orders of a deteriorate to troops play For God and Country and Jason Katims’ Rise, which also takes place during a high school. All 4 accost in-house from Universal TV.
The A.P. Bio series sequence deepens a network’s attribute with dual of a some-more critical late-night talents: Meyers and SNL trainer Michaels. Meyers formerly exec constructed a scripted charcterised comedy The Awesomes for Hulu.
The array order, however, puts into doubt Howerton’s destiny on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has starred on a FX comedy for all 12 of a seasons, with a uncover already greenlighted for dual more. The expel has been expanding into other ventures in new years, with Kaitlin Olson pulling double avocation on a Fox comedy The Mick, that was renewed for a second season, and Danny DeVito operative on an Amazon comedy with Jeff Goldblum.
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