NBC Announces Its 1st New Sitcom for 2017-18 TV Season - NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC Announces Its 1st New Sitcom for 2017-18 TV Season

NBC previously announced two drama pickups: "Rise" starring Josh Radner as a dedicated teacher, and military intelligence drama "For God & Country" with Anne Heche

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    NBC Announces Its 1st New Sitcom for 2017-18 TV Season
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    FILE - Actor/Creator/Executive Producer Glenn Howerton speaks onstage at An Evening With 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' in Beverly Hills, Calif., April 1, 2016.

    NBC is giving the nod to a new sitcom starring Glenn Howerton of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

    NBC said Monday it's ordered the series, titled "A.P. Bio," for next season.

    It's the first new 2017-18 comedy announced by the network.

    Howerton plays a philosophy scholar who settles for a job teaching Advanced Placement biology to high school students, but starts scheming.

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    The cast includes Patton Oswalt, with "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels among the executive producers.

    NBC previously announced two drama pickups: "Rise" starring Josh Radner as a dedicated teacher, and military intelligence drama "For God & Country" with Anne Heche.

    NBC and other networks will present their fall season lineups next week to advertisers in New York.