A.P. Bio: Season 1 (2018)

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A.P. Bio has some genuine laughs, but audiences have already seen plenty of authority figures behaving badly -- and have a right to expect more from this promising premise and talented cast.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 261

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Air date: Feb 1, 2018

In the series premiere, a failed philosophy scholar becomes an A.P. biology teacher with no intention of teaching science to his honor-roll students but, instead, using them to enact revenge on his rival and take the job that is rightfully his.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2018

When Jack leaves his class unattended, a student injury sets off an official investigation and lands Jack in "teacher jail." An aggressive teacher's union rep sets her sights on Principal Durbin. The students' excitement for a substitute teacher are dashed when they find out it's Helen.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2018

Jack puts his students on a new Miles revenge mission. At the same time, Helen, Principal Durbin's upbeat secretary, relentlessly tries to get Jack to make something for the annual bake sale.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2018

Jack gets into a petty dispute with Marcus, the president of student council. Marcus surprisingly refuses to back down and the situation escalates much too far. Stef sells makeup at school as a side business.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2018

Jack reluctantly agrees to go out on the town with Mary, Stef and Michelle. However, his superiority complex proves difficult for the women of Toledo to overcome. Principal Durbin feels threatened when Helen fills in for him on the school's video morning announcements.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2018

When Jack is attracted to a student's mother at a parent-teacher conference, he feigns interest in her son, Colin. A group of parents complain to Principal Durbin when they notice a piece of controversial student art from Mary's class.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2018

Jack receives an offer from Miles' publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef chose Mary as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2018

Jack finds out his ex girlfriend Meredith needs a venue for a charity fundraiser and has the perfect place: his student Victor's house. Victor and the other kids are inspired by Jack to party for the first time.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2018

Jack is incensed when his dead mom's former lover shows up and suggests they commemorate her birthday. Jack taps his students to help him retaliate, but the students' hands are already full of crying robot babies.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2018

When Jack casually gives Durbin some marriage advice, it backfires, gets Durbin kicked out of the house, and Jack takes him in. The A.P. Bio kids tell Jack if they can get Miles' DNA, they'll learn a little biology while pulling off the ultimate revenge.

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Season 1 follows a failed philosophy scholar who becomes an AP biology teacher with no intention of teaching science to his honour-roll students.

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Critic Reviews for A.P. Bio Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (15)

A.P. Bio is an innately watchable sitcom, but ... O'Brien has an eye toward longevity as he builds intriguing details into Jack's life, meant for later exploration, and utilizes a strong supporting cast who play people with their own bits of bad in them.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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In spite of impressive pedigree and cast, along with a few laughs, A.P. Bio ultimately earns a gentlemanly C.

Jan 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Ultimately this is a star vehicle for Howerton, with a sidecar for Oswalt.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Seeing [Glenn] Howerton in the more conventionally structured "A.P. Bio" is a pleasure, just as it's a treat to see Kaitlin Olson, another "Philadelphia" cast member, on her Fox sitcom, "The Mick."

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Howerton makes the most of his central ribald rogue role while Oswalt seemingly was built to be a bumbler.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Like any good guidance counselor, I want to encourage A.P. Bio. No, it isn't living up to its potential yet, but I'm convinced that if it just applies itself to its work, it could be something really good.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

In the shadow of Miles, Jack's rage becomes our rage, and it's a fire that burns bright in 2018, which is why A. P. Bio is such a hilarious indulgence in blunt honesty and pettiness.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

AP Bio is a show that has shades of Always Sunny and Community in its early episodes, establishing a setting and characters that might come around to pay off comedy dividends in the near future.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Howerton's apathetic nature towards the world around him shows shades of Denis, but it stands on its own.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In this era where everyone is told they need a degree this show is a funny jab at the very look and nature of the academic creature.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of it is silly and well beyond believability, even for a sitcom, but what matters most is that A.P. Bio is funny.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The show may play things a bit safe, however, it has a lot of potential to be a breakout hit as the show finds its footing. Overall, "A.P. Bio" deserves an A for effort.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A.P. Bio: Season 1

  • Nov 12, 2019
    I enjoy the lead actor and he is the key to this shows success. The first season is finding its feet and unfortunately struggles slightly. I enjoyed it with Oswald being quite cleverly cast as well. 13/11/2019
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  • Sep 22, 2020
    I just started watching this on peacock and it's hilarious with great characters
  • Sep 09, 2020
    This show is absolutely incredible. I was so sad when it was canceled after discovering it on Hulu. The only reason that show was canceled was because the target audience most likely only has streaming platforms and don't have cable or religiously watch nbc. It is absolutely incredible and the kids are hilarious. Every single person I have showed this show to loves it and was bummed it was cancelled. You bet your ass I'm using my free week trial to binge season 3, and hopefully be a part of the reason it gets renewed for season 4. And to everyone saying the plot is overworked and the kids are going to be so old for high school eventually-obviously theres a lot of other ways the show can go. Including Jack staying and teaching a new batch of kids, that could bring some amazing new young talents into the limelight.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    Other shows, such as Archer, Rick and Morty, and Bojack Horseman, have an asshole main character, but A.P. Bio makes Jack really unlikeable. If there's a jerk in real life, then someone at some point would call him or her out for it. This is not a thing in the world of A.P. bio. Spoiler Alert: In the episode Overachieving Virgins, Jack acts entitled the whole episode, but the moral of the episode is that Marcus shouldn't be entitled. Nobody ever calls out Jack for being an entitled hypocrite an it really bothered me. Maybe the next seasons get better, but I couldn't get past this personality trait.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Kind of dry for such an amazing cast.
  • Aug 20, 2019
    Takes a few episodes to settle in. Very talented cast but the humor isn't laugh out loud, which can be a turnoff for some viewers.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    This is one of the best comedy series since It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Glenn Howarton character is similar to Dennis Reynolds from Sunny - but that doesn't bother me. The other characters were cast wonderfully and it's a quite refreshing show!
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Yeah, I don't think so. The series gets too much wrong for me to even considering this series. I'm going to list them: 1. You can't teach an AP course if your not certified in that content area. (Even in CA). No one cares if he has a Harvard degree in Philosophy. 2. You have to pass a state test in AP Bio to get the college credit even if the teacher gave you an A for sitting on your ass. Students might want to get their credit and they'd report this guy because that's what these kids would do. 3. Getting arrested for public urination and disorderly might get you suspended from the job (even a temporary one) . 4.) Show tries desperately to be edgy 5.) Main character is a smug ass leaving me not caring a bit whether he gets laid or not. I tried, I really tried to give a crap about this show - but I can't. The suckage is too high. If Lorne Michaels didn't have a relationship with NBC, I doubt this show would have seen daylight. Only think that would make this show better is if it was performed with hand puppets.
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Great show, gets better as characters develop.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    Comedy was all I can say

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