It looks like “A.P. Bio” will be coming back for a third season after all.
Almost two full months after the series was originally canceled by NBC, THR is reporting that “A.P. Bio” has been revived for another season. However, unlike its first two seasons, which aired on NBC, the Glenn Howerton-led comedy’s third season will reportedly be airing on NBCUniversal’s still-unnamed streaming service.
Created by Mike O’Brien, “A.P. Bio” follows a disgraced Harvard philosophy professor as he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio and teach Advanced Placement Biology at the town’s local high school. Its cast includes Howerton in the lead role, alongside Patton Oswalt, Jean Villepique, Aparna Brielle, Mary Sohn, Eddie Leavy, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, and more.
“I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans,” said 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.”
The show’s original cancellation didn’t come as much of a surprise at the time, as the series had been one of NBC’s lowest ratings performers of the season. It averaged just a 0.5 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 in its second season, leading many to predict that it probably wouldn’t survive the end-of-season cancellations.
While those predictions ended up being true, “A.P. Bio” has still managed to find a place for itself somewhere – as the first original scripted comedy for NBCUniversal’s streaming service.