Is Abbott Elementary making a comeback to ABC this fall? Continue reading to find out.
The ABC network already announced that Abbott Elementary would indeed return this year, which has increased interest among viewers to watch the new season as soon as possible. If you are one of them who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further! As we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on the Abbott Elementary Season 2 release date to remove all your worries. To uncover all of your answers, keep reading until the very end.
On March 14, 2022, ABC renewed Abbott Elementary for the 2nd season. The network confirmed the renewal and the official announcement was shared on their official Instagram handle with a video post, quoting, “Fresh off Ava Coleman’s desk.” Take a look at the official post below:
Fresh off Ava Coleman's desk 😌 pic.twitter.com/6ZJjvScJkl
— Abbott Elementary (@AbbottElemABC) March 14, 2022
According to the network, Abbott Elementary will be a part of the TV network’s fall lineup for the 2022-2023 season. Earlier it was reported that it is likely that the upcoming season will return to TV screens sometime around September to October 2022. Just like the prior season has been consistent with the time schedule on the network.
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Release Date
After months of waiting, the network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year by disclosing that Abbott Elementary Season 2 will premiere new episodes on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
The official Twitter handle of Abbott Elementary also shared the update among its followers on June 2022, quoting, “School will be back in session with the Season 2 premiere of #AbbottElementary Sept 21 on ABC!” Take a look at the official post below:
— Abbott Elementary (@AbbottElemABC) June 16, 2022
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Time Slot
Abbott Elementary will premiere its second season at the 9 PM (ET) time slot on the ABC network. Abbott Elementary will be an anchor of the network’s Wednesday comedy block, replacing a reboot of The Wonder Years, which is being held until midseason.
Why did ABC renew Abbott Elementary for Season 2?
According to Deadline, “The half-hour, created, written and starring Brunson, is ABC’s No. 1 new comedy in two years in adults 18-49, and the season’s No. 1 comedy in adults 18-49, in a tie with CBS Ghosts, which also has received an early Season 2 renewal. Abbott Elementary’s December premiere/preview became the first ABC comedy debut to quadruple ratings after 35 days of multi-platform viewing. Then the January 4 time-slot premiere of the single-camera comedy amassed 9.0 million total viewers and a 2.93 rating in adults 18-49 in MP35, ABC’s strongest comedy telecast of new or returning series among 18-49 in nearly two years, since the April 8, 2020, series finale of Modern Family.”
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Plot
According to Entertainment Tonight, “Abbott Elementary Season 2 of the mockumentary-style comedy will focus on how the teachers of William R. Abbott Elementary, a fictional public school in Philadelphia with a primarily Black student body, unwind at home after a hard day’s work of beating the odds stacked against them to educate their students.”
Quinta Brunson, who created and stars as Janine Teagues in the series, didn’t give away too much about the second season’s main storylines, but she did give a clue that the season would be more concerned with the teacher’s families.”We’ll be going a little bit outside the school more,” Brunson told Entertainment Tonight, adding that, while some fans may not see it as a “big deal,” it was exciting for her to focus on the personal lives of the teachers at Abbott Elementary, especially after a debut season that was entirely devoted to their careers.
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles are listed below with their character descriptions:
Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues: An optimistic second-grade teacher who has a mission to help the lives of her students
Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie: A substitute first-grade teacher who was originally hired as the principal and harbors a crush on Janine
Janelle James as Ava Coleman: The school’s inept principal who enjoys picking on and bullying her co-workers.
Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti: A second-grade teacher with questionable connections
Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill: An awkward history teacher who supports Janine and her mission
Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard: A religious kindergarten teacher whom Janine looks up to
Moreover, Brunson serves as the writer. Along with Randall Einhorn, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Randall Einhorn, who directed the pilot and most of the Season 1 episodes, she serves as an executive producer. Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television are the series’ producers.
Where can you stream Abbott Elementary Season 2?
When available to stream, Abbott Elementary Season 2 and Season 1 will be available on fuboTV and Hulu. Abbott Elementary is also available for rent or purchase on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at the 9:00/8:00c time slot.
— Abbott Elementary (@AbbottElemABC) July 12, 2022
Abbott Elementary Plot
The lives of teachers who work in underfunded schools are being documented by a documentary crew. One of the locations they have chosen to document is Willard R. Abbott Elementary School in Philadelphia, a largely black public school. The school’s conditions are poor, and few teachers stay more than two years. In a group of twenty teachers, just three survived past the first year: history teacher Jacob Hill and second-grade teacher Janine Teagues. Barbara Howard, a seasoned kindergarten instructor; Melissa Schemmenti; tone-deaf Ava Coleman, a recent hire as a substitute; and Gregory Eddie, a substitute teacher, are their coworkers.
Abbott Elementary Season 1: What happened in the finale episode?
Abbott Elementary Season 2 is anticipated to continue the storyline from the very last episode of the jam-packed 13 episodes of Season 1. The finale episode, Zoo Balloon, was released on April 12, 2022. The episode was projected to have been watched by 2.78 million people in the United States, which was directed by Randall Einhorn and written by Jordan Temple. In the episode, the viewers got to see that, Abbott Elementary takes their annual, year-end school trip to the Philadelphia Zoo with Tariq, Taylor, and Zach serving as chaperones.
Janine is unsure if she wants to leave Abbott and travel to New York with Tariq so that they may make an anti-drug album. When her favorite zoo animal retires from the zoo owing to old age, Barbara worries about her own future. Greg informs Janine that he will be working full-time at Abbott starting in the following academic year. In the end, Janine chooses not to travel to New York with Tariq and instead takes a “leave” from him.
Abbott Elementary Official Trailer
The official trailer gives glimpses of the plot that in this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers—and a slightly tone-deaf principal—are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — eve.
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Abbott Elementary Season 2 updates.