'Abby's' & "I Feel Bad' Comedies Picked Up To Series By NBC"

Lawrence Kim
May 9, 2018

The two new shows give NBC six comedies for next season so far - the same number the network aired in 2017-18.

AP Bio stars Glenn Howerton as Jack Griffin, a Harvard philosophy scholar, who failed to land his dream job. The teacher, however, decides not to teach any biology. Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels also serve as executive producers. Meanwhile, Universal Television, Broadway Video, and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions produce the series.

Last Thursday's season finale pulled in just 2.1 million total viewers with a 0.6 demo rating, but the overall numbers were apparently enough for NBC to order a second season.

Amy Poehler is at the helm of the other comedy NBC has picked up.

NBC is racking up with comedies as it gets I Feel Bad and Abby's for series, which are both starred and directed by women. The storeowner, Abby, played by Parks and Recreation's Natalie Morales, opened her own bar in her backyard. The bar is described as the opposite of everything annoying about today's party scene. There are rules at Abby's: no cell phones (not even to "look something up"), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary "not-beer" drink. Once you're in with the bar's tough crowd, though, you're family. 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". Dave Becky and Josh Maurer are also executive producers.

"A.P. Bio" is written and executive produced by Mike O'Brien.

Every Day. About Everything. and developed for television by Aseem Batra (The Cleveland Show), I Feel Bad tells the story of Emet (Sarayu Blue), an unfiltered mother trying to have it all.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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