2:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Patton Oswalt, Glenn Howerton to Star in Seth Meyers-Lorne Michaels NBC Pilot
Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels have found the stars of their NBC comedy pilot.
Glenn Howerton will play the lead role of Jack, a hilariously cynical Ivy League professor who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher. Patton Oswalt will portray the head of the school, Principal Durbin.
The currently untitled comedy, formerly called AP Bio, follows Jack as he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
The project, which hails from Universal Television and Michaels' Broadway Video, is being written by Saturday Night Live's Mike O'Brien (Man Seeking Woman). Executive producers include O'Brien, Meyers, Michaels, Mike Shoemaker and Andrew Singer.
Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Oswalt, who will next be seen in Hulu's Dimension 404 and on the big screen in The Circle, is repped by UTA, Generate and Ginsburg Daniels.