Class looks to be in session a little earlier than expected next year, as NBC will be giving viewers a preview of their new comedy series A.P. Bio. Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien, SNL creator Lorne Michaels and NBC late-night host Seth Meyers are shepherding the series, which will air on February 1 at 9:30 pm ET/PT following Will & Grace. After NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympic Games, the series will return on March 1 in its Thursday, 9:30 pm timeslot.
Here's NBC's rundown on what viewers can expect from A.P. Bio:
Written by O'Brien, A.P. Bio stars It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-lead Glenn Howerton as a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher but he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
Joining Howard are fellow cast members Mary Sohn (Superior Donuts), Lyric Lewis (MADtv), Jean Villepique (Sharp Objects), Jacob McCarthy (Foursome) and Tom Bennett (David Brent: Life on the Road).
As for what this means for Howerton's continued involvement with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, things are still a little unclear:
"So… it's a little complicated. I may seem a little bit evasive here, and I don't mean to. It's not entirely certain whether I am or am not. I might be. I might be, but I might not be. That really is the truth. Just to be clear, to dispel any potential weirdness, it has nothing to do with my relationship to anyone on the show or Rob or Charlie or anyone like that. It's partially a creative and personal decision. We may be taking an extended hiatus between season 12 and season 13. So I'm certainly staying open to the possibility of doing more, but there is a possibility that I will not."