A.P. Bio Renewed for a Fourth Season at Peacock
Peacock has announced that they have officially decided to renew Glenn Howerton’s comedy series A.P. Bio for an 8-episode fourth season which is expected to premiere sometime in 2021. This comes after more than three months since the third season made its debut last September. Check out the renewal announcement video below!
“Everyone involved is so excited to do more episodes,” showrunner Mike O’Brien said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “We’re so thankful to Peacock and everyone who watched! Season three was the most fun we’ve had. I want to dig even deeper into the main characters and also keep messing with the sitcom format.”
Created by Mike O’Brien (Saturday Night Live), A.P. Bio follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin as he is forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio as an advanced-placement biology teacher, choosing not to teach the class in the slightest and instead focus on how to get revenge on his former rival Miles Griffin (Tom Bennett, David Brent: Life on the Road), while Principal Ralph Durbin (Patton Oswalt, Happy!) attempts to rein him in.
The series stars Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) in the lead role as the cynical and frustrated Jack along with Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Paula Pell, Aparna Brielle, Jacob Houston (American Vandal), Allisyn Arm (Astrid Clover), Nick Peine (Office Christmas Party), Eddie Leavy (Those Who Can’t).
The first season of A.P. Bio, which premiered early in 2018, received generally positive reviews from critics, with a lot of the praise going to the cast. Although the second season continued to receive positive reviews from critics and even larger reviews from audiences, it had struggled in its broadcast ratings, averaging roughly two million viewers and led NBC to cancel the series. However, due to the strong support from fans including celebrities such as Mark Hamill, the network decided to reverse its decision and moved the series to its new streaming service.