Peacock Sets A.P. Bio Return Date, Acquires Archie Panjabi's Departure

For A.P. Bio, at least, school will definitely be back in session this fall.

Ahead of Peacock‘s national July 15 launch, the streaming service has announced that Season 3 of A.P. Bio — which it plucked from the ashes almost exactly a year ago — will premiere Thursday, Sept. 3 (releasing all eight episodes at once, binge-style).

The formerly NBC comedy follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (played by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton) as he toils away teaching bio to a high school in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. The cast also includes Patton Oswalt (Veep), Mary Sohn (Work in Progress), Lyric Lewis (Baskets), Jean Villepique (Sharp Objects) and Paula Pell (30 Rock). Watch a trailer at the bottom of this post.

Peacock also announced that it has acquired Departure — one of TVLine’s recently touted “Hidden Canadian Gems” — in which a brilliant investigator (played by The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi), alongside her mentor (Christopher Plummer), look into the vanishing of a plane, all while outside forces threaten to undermine their work. Hitting Peacock on Thursday, Sept. 17, the limited series also stars Kris Holden-Ried (The Expanse), Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Tamara Duarte (Longmire), Mark Rendall (Versailles), Peter Mensah (Midnight, Texas) and Sasha Roiz (Grimm).

Peacock also has added to its upcoming slate the UK comedy Hitmen (to premiere on the service Aug. 6) and the Aussie dramedy Five Bedrooms (premiering Aug. 13)

Peacock offers an ad-supported free tier as well as an ad-supported premium tier (for $4.99/month, serving no more than five minutes of ads per hour). An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99/month.

Peacock is available on Apple devices, Google platforms and devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, and VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, get Peacock Premium with their service at no additional cost. (And starting the week of July 20, Peacock will be available Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.)

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