The good news, bad news about this new Seth Meyers/Glenn Howerton comedy, ‘A.P. Bio,’ and other TV news.

I have mixed feelings about this, but the Seth Meyers-produced comedy, AP Bio, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt, and written by the hilarious Mike O’Brien, has been ordered to series by NBC.

According to NBC, the series is about: “…a philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, and makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.”

Everything about this show sounds amazing, and I’m happy — if not surprised — that NBC is picking it up to series. However, it does seem to suggest that it means the end of Dennis on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. SPOILER (SORTA): At the end of last season on Sunny, Dennis left the gang to be with his family. And considering this episode was produced at the same time AP: Bio was being developed, it sure felt like it was a way to write Howerton off the show in the event AP: Bio was picked up by NBC. Ahead of the finale, Howerton told The Wrap the following: “I want to service the show as best I can, and if we decide the best thing for the show is for Dennis to leave, or at least leave for a while for whatever reasons we come up with, then that’s what we’ll do. If we decide it really is best for the show for my character to come back in some capacity then that’s what we’ll do.” So, yeah, he’s planned on leaving the show one way or another.

What I don’t understand is why Howerton has to be written off to be on another show when Kaitlin Olson didn’t have to be written off to star in The Mick? Someone needs to explain that to me.

In the end, it might all be a moot point: It’s Always Sunny is not returning until 2019 (!!!!!!!!!), so who even knows what will happen to AP: Bio or The Mick between now and then.

In Other TV News

American Idol is officially returning to ABC but Ryan Seacrest is claiming he doesn’t know if he’ll be hosting it. LOL LOL SURE.

Phaedra Parks has been fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after spreading rumors about co-star Kandi Burruss wanting to drug and rape another co-star, Porsha Williams, which is literally the most insane thing that has EVER happened on a Real Housewives show, which is a high bar, you guys.

“The Big Bang Your Sister Theory,” “Jorah the Explorer,” “Arya Smarter Than a Fifth Grader,” “Shamed by the Bell.”

Antonio Sabato Jr. is going to run for Congress because this is the kind of nonsense that Trump hath wrought.

Underground is probably in trouble — but might find a new home on Hulu.

“Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” — American freaking hero.

Here is a long piece about how the Twin Peaks reboot came to be, if you are interested.

Torchwood is returning (yay!) but as an audio drama (boo).

Some folks think this DVD cover for The 100 reveals a spoiler about the season finale, so click at your own risk.

Farmer Teeth has been formally charged with hit and run resulting in death.

The universe we are living in now, folks.

News News

Two more people have joined the racial discrimination suit against Fox News, bringing the total number of plaintiffs (in that particular suit) to 13.

“Nothing’s happening at Fox News,” Rupert Murdoch managed to say with a straight face.

Here’s how Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski responded to the Saturday Night Live cold open making fun of them.

Cancellations

In Development

Casting News

R.I.P.

Stanley Weston, Creator of G.I. Joe and Thundercats.

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Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery: Norm Macdonald does his stand-up thing. Netflix

Frontline: A look into the billions spent on housing the poor, and yet so few get the help they actually need. 9 p.m., PBS

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