Saturday Night Live Vets Get Green Light for New Comedy

If Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien and Lorne Michaels can’t launch a new comedy, no one can.

The powerhouse team of former Saturday Night Live star and current Late Night host Seth Meyers, SNL writer/performer Mike O’Brien and SNL producer Lorne Michaels have gotten the green light from NBC for a new single-camera comedy pilot.

The show is currently untitled but was formerly known as AP Bio. Written by O’Brien, it follows a cynical Ivy League college professor who ends up working as a high school biology teacher when he loses his job. Once there he imposes an unusual teaching style on the kids and uses them to map out his revenge against those who fired him. Sounds a bit like a psychotic version of Welcome Back, Kotter.

Meyers, O’Brien and Michaels have plenty of history together. O’Brien has been a writer on SNL since 2009 and did one season as a performer, while Meyers graduated from the series to become the host of Late Night. Michaels produces both SNL and Late Night, both on NBC as well.

There’s no word yet on when the pilot will go before the cameras or who will star.

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