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 Saturday Night Live alum and Late Night host Seth Meyers, 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 Patton Oswalt 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.