‘A.P. Bio’ is an NBC original comedy series which premiered on February 1, 2018. Created by Mike O’Brien, the show centers around a professor who has been made to step out of his prestigious post at Harvard University by a longtime rival. This professor, Jack Griffin, now works as a teacher of Advanced Placement Biology at Whitlock High School. He makes it clear to everyone that he is not really interested in teaching biology to high school kids. Instead, Griffin comes up with a plan to use the students of his school to take revenge on his rival, Miles Leonard, who has taken away his job. It also becomes pretty difficult for Principal Durbin of Whitlock to control a man of such a brilliant mind like Griffin.
The show did receive praises for its comedy, but many critics also pointed out that a lot more is expected of the show and its cast, which includes talented performers like Glenn Howerton and Tom Bennett. The series is executive produced by late night talk show host Seth Meyers and ‘Saturday Night Live’ creator and producer Lorne Michaels, both of whom have been associated with NBC for quite a long time. With all that said, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘A.P. Bio’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘A.P. Bio’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. The Brink (2015)
Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib are the creators of this comedy series, which stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in leading roles. The character Black plays is called Walter Larson. Larson is the United States Secretary of State. It is during his visit to Pakistan that an immense geopolitical crisis takes shape, and Larson himself plays a huge part in it and kind of stops the third world war from happening. This HBO original series did not manage to capture the interest of either critics or audiences and got canceled after the first season itself.
6. Great News (2017-2018)
‘Great News’ is a sitcom created by Tracey Wigfield. The premise of ‘Great News’ is pretty interesting. It centers around a woman whose life takes a weird turn when she finds out that the office where she works has hired a new intern, and that the intern is none other than her mother herself. The leading character, Katherine “Katie” Wendelson, is played by Briga Heelan. We see her working for a show called ‘The Breakdown’ when her mother joins her office as the new intern. The series received mostly positive reviews from critics who also praised its subversive content.