Abbott Elementary is the best network sitcom we've seen in years, and thankfully, we're about to come back for another school year.
ABC has announced that its renewing the popular freshman series, created and starring Quinta Brunson, for a second season.
The announcement came in the form of a hilarious memo from the desk of Ava Coleman (Janelle James), the school's egocentric and always extra principal. "The camera crew I hired to showcase all that I've made happen at our beautiful school thinks I'm a star. I mean, are we surprised? No, we're not :)" the memo reads.
"With that said, it is with great pleasure that I share they'll be returning for the 2022-2023 school year! That's right - Abbott Elementary Season Two is coming to a screen near you."
The "memo" also includes jokes about how teachers need supplies (something covered many times on the show) and includes a link to DonorsChoose.org where you can donate to teachers in need.
Fans are loving Abbott Elementary for it's sharp writing and terrific cast that includes Brunson, along with Janelle James, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Chris Perfetti as gay teacher Jacob.
Jacob, one of the teachers at the Philadelphia elementary school, first talked about his boyfriend on a recent episode of the show, and the way it was done was refreshing for network viewers used to clunky coming-out stories.
In the episode, another teacher, Janine (Brunson) says that she knows a great guy she could set Jacob up with, and he replies, "thanks, but I don't know how my boyfriend would feel about that."
The show really is a breath of fresh air, proving that network sitcoms still have a lot to offer and can push comedy forward just as much as cable and streaming shows. It's ABC's top-rated new comedy and is tied with CBS' Ghosts (our other favorite new show) for the season's number one comedy with Adults 18-49.
New episodes of Abbott Elementary return on Tuesday, March 22 at 9pm.
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