A.P. Bio Un-Cancelled, Moving to NBCUniversal's Streaming Service

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When NBCUniversal's streaming service launches, it will have a cast-off from the broadcast network. 

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that A.P. Bio, which was recently canceled by NBC after two seasons, has been revived for a third season. 


“I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans,” showrunner Mike O’Brien said in a statement.

“The cast and I are thrilled that we get to make more, and I’m excited to work with the NBCU streaming platform.”

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The series stars Glenn Howerton, as a college professor named Jack Griffin. He's not working at the school by choice and has been forced to teach biology after missing out on his dream job. 

Patton Oswalt also stars as school principal Ralph Durbin, while Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, and Jean Villepique play the other teachers in the school. 


The show's initial cancellation was no surprise. With 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, it was the network's second lowest-rated comedy series. 

The recent series season finale logged just 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating in the demo, hitting new series lows. 

What's more, the second season as a whole was down 35 percent in the demo vs. the first season average, meaning that the chances of it finding a new home were slim. 

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There are still a lot of unanswered questions about NBC's forthcoming streaming service, but what we do know is that it will be free to NBCU pay-cable subscribers in the U.S. and will be ad-supported. 


There are plans for an ad-free service, but that will come at a cost. 

The news comes just weeks after it was announced that NBCUniversal had clawed The Office back from Netflix to air exclusively on the service. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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