In addition to renewing “AP Bio” late Tuesday, NBC also added a pair of new comedies to its 2018-19 lineup.
“Abby’s” is a multi-camera comedy about an unlicensed bar in a San Diego back yard, with Natalie Morales (“Parks and Recreation,” “Santa Clarita Diet”) playing the title character. The cast also includes Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn — who will run his streak as a series regular on network TV to 17 years, following long stints on “Scrubs” and “The Middle.”
“New Girl” and “Superstore” veteran Josh Malmuth created the series and will executive produce with pilot director Pamela Fryman (“How I Met Your Mother”), Michael Schur (“The Good Place,” “Parks and Rec”) and David Miner.
“I Feel Bad” is based on a book by Orli Auslander and focuses on a woman (Sarayu Blue) who is “perfectly OK with being imperfect.” Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley also star.
Aseem Batra (“Marlon,” “Scrubs”) wrote the pilot and will executive produce with director Julie Anne Robinson and Amy Poehler, among others. Auslander is a consulting producer.
The two new shows give NBC six comedies for next season so far — the same number the network aired in 2017-18. There’s no word yet on the futures for “Great News” and “Champions.”
You can go here to see descriptions of every new network series ordered thus far.