Patton Oswalt, Glenn Howerton Cast in New NBC Comedy


NBC has just announced an as-yet-unnamed single-camera comedy pilot that, so far, is packed to the brim with talent. The show is being written by alum and Late Night host , along with SNL and Virtually Mike and Nora’s Mike O’Brien, with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video producing. The show’s stars are especially noteworthy: Glenn Howerton, best known as Dennis Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will play the show’s main character, and comedian will co-star.

First thing’s first: Yes, It’s Always Sunny was just recently renewed for two more seasons, and yes, Howerton, like his co-star Kaitlin Olson when she was cast in The Mick, will still be able to shoot both shows as part of his contract.

The show will follow Jack (Howerton), a curmudgeonly Ivy League professor who must resort to teaching a high school biology class after his chances at his dream job are dashed. At his new post, he enforces his unusual teaching style on the under-qualified kids and attempts to use them to further his plot of revenge, all the while dealing with the timid and overly-polite Principal Durbin, played by Oswalt.

There’s no news yet on when the show will begin shooting, or when it’s expected to debut.

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