'A.P. Bio' Getting Revived for Season 3 by NBCUniversal's Streaming Service
Class is back in session! NBC's recently canceled comedy "A.P. Bio" is being revived for a third season on NBCUniversal's untitled forthcoming streaming service.
Last month, NBC axed the Lorne Michaels-produced show, which starred Glenn Howerton as a disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-who returns to his hometown to teach high school. Patton Oswalt also starred as the school's principal.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's back from the dead to become the new streamer's first scripted series. It will join library content including "The Office."
While "A.P. Bio" was a middling performer in the ratings, it is wholly owned and produced within the company (a key factor for renewing TV shows these days). Universal TV will have to sign the stars to new deals after their options expired in June.
"I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans,” said series creator 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.”
NBCU's streaming service is set to launch in 2020.