WEIS Radio | Local and regional news, sports and weather ”’AP Bio’ takes a look at Peacock, and they ‘go,’ says manager Glenn Howerton


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(LANGUAGE NOTE) NBC’s sitcom Bio AP just returned for a fourth season on Peacock.

The stars of the series It’s always nice in Philadelphia responsible and co-creator Glenn howerton like Jack Griffin, a former Harvard philosophy professor reluctantly assigned to teach at his native Ohio high school.

Instead of teaching, however, he gives his students a series of missions to get revenge on a college colleague who stole his dream job from him.

The series has never been an audience hit for NBC, but it has developed a dedicated core audience who have successfully fought to save it season after season.

Howerton told ABC Audio that PAThe creative trajectory of is a blessing in disguise. “There’s kind of like a kamikaze pilot mentality where you’re like, ‘Maybe that’s it … So I’m just going there, man. “

He adds: “You know … listen, I lived it on Sunny… During those first few seasons in particular, we were like “Nobody is going [to watch] this. I don’t know if anyone really understands what we’re doing. So let’s do it. It’s like it’s almost like we’re doing it for ourselves, you know?… And then you find out that, like, a lot of people watch and a lot of people love it.

Stand-up and actor Patton Oswalt, who plays Durbin, the school’s hysterically helpless principal, agrees that this season they’re going for it all.

“We know our copywriters, we know how willing they are to push the boundaries,” he says. “And so, knowing that they have yet another season – on a streaming platform where they have even more leeway – it was just this anticipation of,” Oh, my God, what the hell ‘they will send us? I can’t wait to read these scripts! ‘”

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