Talk host Seth Meyers is developing two comedy series for his home network NBC, TheWrap has learned.
“AP Bio” is about a former philosophy professor who teaches a high school advanced placement class where he uses his students to get back at those he feels have wronged him. The writer is Michael Patrick O’Brien, who has penned “Saturday Night Live” sketches, as well as their Weekend Update since 2009. Meyers, who hosts NBC’s “Late Night,” is executive producing with Mike Shoemaker and Andrew Singer (“Portlandia,” “30 Rock”).
The other series, still untitled, is about a sibling singing group from the 1980s now forced to write commercial jingles. The writer is Amber Ruffin, with Meyers, Shoemaker and Singer again serving as EPs.
Broadway Video, the production company headed by “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels, is attached to both series, as is Universal Television. NBC is also attached to “AP Bio.”
Meyers, formerly on “SNL,” has hosted “Late Night with Seth Meyers” since 2014.