ABC Has Renewed ‘Abbott Elementary’ For Season 2
At Abbott Elementary, classes will continue as scheduled. Quinta Brunson’s hit comedy series has been handed an early Season 2 renewal by ABC.
Principal Ava Coleman (Janelle James) revealed the renewal announcement in a note to “Faculty and Students (aka My Fans)” in a gesture reminiscent of the special edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper that announced the pickup of Bridgerton for Season 2. It’s here for your perusal.
The renewal of ABC’s workplace comedy Abbott Elementary comes as no surprise, given how fast it rose to prominence in the network’s ratings and on social media.
For the second year running, the half-hour, written, starring and produced by Brunson, is ABC’s No. 1 new comedy in the 18-49 demographic, and also the No. 1 comedy this season in the 18-49 demographic, tied with CBS’ Ghosts.
After 35 days of multi-platform watching, Abbott Elementary’s December premiere/preview became the first ABC comedy launch to quadruple ratings.
The premiere of the single-camera sitcom on January 4 drew 9.0 million viewers and a 2.93 rating among adults 18-49 in MP35, making it ABC’s biggest comedy telecast among 18-49 in over two years, since the April 8 2020 series finale of Modern Family.
Abbott Elementary is a Philadelphia public school where a group of committed, passionate teachers — and a bit tone deaf principal — come together to help their pupils thrive in life despite the challenges stacked against them.
When it comes to their work, these dedicated public employees may be outnumbered and underappreciated by the school district, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about children.
Brunson, James, Tyler James Williams, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph make up the series’ core cast members.
The new season of Abbott Elementary begins March 22 with “Open House.” While Janine is getting ready to meet the mother of her troubled student, the rest of the staff is unwinding for Abbott Elementary’s Open House night.
When Gregory finds out how Ava obtained the job as principal, he’s shocked, and when Barbara’s daughter comes to visit, things get out of hand.
Brunson is the author of the text. With the help of Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Randall Einhorn, she serves as an executive producer on the show. Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television are behind the show’s creation.