The new comedy will return for Season 2.
May 8, 2018
NBC announced today that A.P. Bio has been renewed for a second season. The Seth Meyers-produced comedy premiered as a mid-season entry in February and just wrapped its 13-episode freshman run last week.
The half-hour series follows a philosophy scholar who, after losing out on his dream job, takes a position as a high school Advanced Placement Biology teacher. But he has plans far beyond teaching biology, including using his classroom full of honor roll students to help him mentally break his job-stealing nemesis and win back the position that he feels is rightfully his.
Critical response to the first season of A.P. Bio was mixed, with reviewers recognizing the show's ability to generate laughs but expecting more from the overall premise. Viewers seemed to have similar sentiments, as ratings were ultimately underwhelming.
Look for Season 2 of A.P. Bio to return for the 2018-2019 season, likely as a mid-season entry once again.
05/10/18 at 10:04am
It's called a laugh track and it's used for simple people that don't know when to laugh at something whether it's funny or not so they have to be cued.
If you have to be told when to laugh then you may not know what humor is.
05/10/18 at 07:36am
This is not for the laugh track crowd. This is not a CBS show. You might miss the jokes if you wait to be cued into what they are. The comedy also comes from the delivery and actions / reactions, not just the lines being said. If you can't get the jokes then you might be missing them.
05/10/18 at 07:32am
I like shows like big bang theory and two broke girls. They gave me time to laugh at a joke. I can seem to find the jokes in this show because they "never stop" to tell them. Also why does the live studio audience not laugh at the jokes? Big bang theory has them laughing at every line. That show must have lots of jokes. I want my shows to have jokes and give me time to laugh.
05/09/18 at 06:31pm
Very dull. No jokes. Weak cast. I honestly cant remember much of the pilot at all. So forgettable and lame. If it was a choice between this and the airfryer infomercial, honestly i laughed more at the air fryer guy.
05/09/18 at 05:27pm
05/09/18 at 03:44pm
Agree with Moe B--what do you think is funny then??? I absolutely love the show, and I'm a big fan of Glenn Howerton. He's cocky and self-absorbed, and that is what makes this show so funny. As far as insulting the teaching profession--come on! It's just a 30-minute sitcom! Lighten up! We've got some great teachers in this country, specifically Massachusetts, and not one of them would want to aspire to Howerton's character. It's just a show!!!!
05/09/18 at 02:07pm
How? This show is terrible. And it's based where I live.
05/09/18 at 09:43am
05/09/18 at 07:57am
As a teacher from Canada, where a minimum bachelor degree in the subject matter AND a degree in education is required, I find this show to be degrading to the profession. A Ph.D. in philosophy does not make you qualified to teach in the public schools (private too in some jurisdictions). And it certainly does not qualify you to teach AP biology, IB biology - or even general biology.
I remember an episode of Boston Public many years ago where an accountant was required to teach math in a public high school as part of his sentencing for embezzlement. Great - teaching as punishment, and a non-qualified "teacher" to boot.
I know these are just TV shows, but I hope this does not reflect reality in the US education system.
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