It is uncommon for a present to maintain comedic high quality the way in which It is All the time Sunny In Philadelphia has since 2005. For twelve seasons, the FX-turned-FXX collection has delivered strong laughs, with many stemming from Glenn Howerton’s portrayal of Dennis Reynolds. Nonetheless, Howerton is about to switch things up by leaping to NBC for the upcoming single-camera sitcom A.P. Bio, which is a notable profession change for the Sunny star. In the course of the present’s TCA winter press tour panel, Howerton admitted the possibility to work on a completely new character with government producers Lorne Michael, Mike O’Brien, and Seth Meyers was an enormous draw.
Look, I feel one of many powerful issues about doing a present for twelve years is folks might need a tough time seeing you as anything. I’ve realized that that may be a bit little bit of a wrestle for me as an actor, however that is why it was essential for me to get to do one thing with somebody who has a particular voice like Mike. I wasn’t even planning on leaping into anything, however after I learn the script and noticed that it was Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers, I could not move it up. However largely I simply liked the script and the character.
It is not laborious to know why Glenn Howerton can be interested in growing a brand new character inside that sort of collaboration. Lorne Michaels has lengthy been considered a kingmaker within the tv world (notably on NBC), and Seth Meyers is presently on the high of his sport in late night time, and he is coming off his recent hosting stint on the Golden Globes. Howerton did not wish to simply soar into any random mission, as a result of he understood the inherent difficulties of rising above and past his function because the monstrous Dennis, however Mike O’Brien’s “distinctive voice” on A.P. Bio apparently supplied him the proper motive to step out of his Paddy’s Pub consolation zone.
After all, even with Glenn Howerton’s need to interrupt out of his Dennis shell to strive new issues, it looks like A.P. Bio will play to the comedic strengths that he honed and developed on It is All the time Sunny in Philadelphia. His character, a disgraced Harvard thinker named Jack, is a egocentric and self-centered jerk who echoes a few of Dennis’ worst traits. (Nicely, perhaps not the worst of the worst traits.) That mentioned, we must wait and see how the transfer to NBC will permit him to evolve as a performer.
Glenn Howerton will premiere in his new function on A.P. Bio when the freshman season debuts on NBC on Thursday, February 1 at 9:30 p.m ET. To see when all the opposite new and returning exhibits will present up, head to our midseason premiere schedule and take notes, identical to you’ll in Jack’s class.