Abbott Elementary Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Abbott Elementary Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is the third season officially on the way? Continue reading to find out more about Abbott Elementary Season 3. 

If you’re currently tuning in to watch the second season, then you’re aware that it has not yet been completely aired and is reported to conclude on March 1, 2023. But if you read the recent updates today, ABC has already approved a new season, which shows that interest in and love for this television show are only growing and probably won’t change any time soon.

As a result, the curiosity of the fans about how the series will be able to expand for more episodes is at an all-time high. On the other hand, it is clear from the first few episodes alone that the show has a lot of room for growth with explorative arcs. If you’re one of those people who wants clarification about the renewal status, among other details, then look no further! To find all of your answers, keep reading until the very end. 

Here is everything we know so far about Abbott Elementary Season 3.

Abbott Elementary Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Abbott Elementary Season 3 Renewal Status

It is no surprise that the show is returning for another season, as the overall reception alone indicates the show’s popularity along with the fairly good critical acclaim from the audience and critics. The announcement is made during an ABC Television Critics Association panel just one day after Season 1 won three Golden Globes, including acting awards for Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams, during a gala on Tuesday night.

The Emmy-winning show’s second season, which premiered on January 4, is presently airing. Additionally, Season 2 has averaged a 3.58 rating in the advertiser-targeted 18-49 demographic after 35 days of multi-platform viewing, which is a 31% increase from Season 1, according to ABC. It’s also up 13% in viewership, delivering an average of 9.1 million viewers per episode in MP35.

“This renewal is a richly deserved feather in the cap of Quinta Brunson, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Randall Einhorn, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of Abbott Elementary. Each week, this talented group of artists celebrates true unsung heroes – public school teachers. And for some extra icing on the renewal cake, our favorite group of teachers was honored this morning with two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and last night with three Golden Globe Awards. Abbott Elementary is the gift that keeps on giving, and I look forward to many more magnificent episodes of this brilliant, authentic, and just plain funny series,” said Channing Dungey, Chairman, and CEO, of Warner Bros. Television Group.

The official Twitter handle also confirmed the renewal among its followers, quoting, “Summing up our feelings in one word: PROUD. #AbbottElementary will be coming back for another season!” Take a look at the official announcement below:

Abbott Elementary Season 3: What to expect in the new season?

We would like to bring attention to the fact that the exact launch date has yet to be determined, as the series was recently renewed by the network. However, it has been speculated that it would most likely have a release window suggested to be around the fall of the 2024 television season. As the second season premiered its pilot episode on the similar timeframe of September 2023.

It is expected to follow a similar time slot, with new episodes dropping on a weekly basis on Wednesdays at 9/8c and later available to stream on Hulu. Of course, this is just speculation! Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information for the third season.

In the meantime, catch up with the prior episodes to know what the story has been so far which will carry further into the new season following, “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 – even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.” 

The main cast members of “Abbott Elementary,” who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season are as follows stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.  Quinta Brunson serves as writer and executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Quinta Brunson and directed by Randall Einhorn.

Abbott Elementary Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Abbott Elementary Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options

It is expected to have the same range of episodes and is intended to follow the same framework to be consistent. We’d also like to point out that, as of January 12, 2023, the exact titles and numbers for the episodes cannot be confirmed. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on the respective streaming platforms, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Here is a quick episode guide for the first half of the second season to help you understand the chronology, which will continue the story to its best possible conclusion later this year.

Episode 1: Development Day: The teachers are back for development week, a time to prepare for the upcoming year; Janine is determined to start the year off right and leave her problems at home; Ava runs a side hustle out of the school parking lot.

Episode 2: Wrong Delivery: Janine is determined to make Abbott Elementary look just as good as a new charter school; Gregory goes out of his way to avoid Barbara; Ava hosts an event to help decide what to do with the rest of the funds from the grant.

Episode 3: Story Samurai: A traveling storytelling troupe Jacob used to be in visits Abbott Elementary for a day of education and entertainment; Melissa struggles with the new normal of her combined second and third-grade class.

Episode 4: The Principal’s Office: After Gregory sends a disruptive student to the principal’s office, he discovers the kids actually enjoy spending supposed disciplinary time with Ava; Melissa invites Janine over to her house to teach her how to cook.

Episode 5: Juice: Janine is thrilled to help introduce a new beverage to the cafeteria, but it ends up causing unexpected consequences; Melissa clashes with her new aide, Ashley, who brings more disruption than help to the classroom.

Episode 6: Candy Zombies: A student steals a bag of Halloween candy meant to be given out to the kids at the end of the day and starts distributing it during school hours; Janine is invited to a Halloween party by an old friend and starts to reconsider her personal life.

Episode 7: Attack Ad: The teachers are appalled after seeing a commercial in support of charter schools criticizing Abbott Elementary; Janine and Gregory talk about Janine’s relationship with Tariq.

Episode 8: Egg Drop: When the eighth grade science class participates in an egg drop activity, Janine insists her second grade class join in; Barbara is shocked at the clothing one of her student’s parents wears.

Episode 9: Sick Day: Janine is out sick for the day, so Ava grows desperate and must step in to help out; Barbara and Melissa revel in the quieter-than-normal teacher’s lounge.

Episode 10: Holiday Hookah: Janine is convinced by a friend to go to a popular hookah club where she runs into unexpected colleagues; Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Episode 11: Read-A-Thon: The competition heats up between Melissa and Janine as their classes go head-to-head in a read-a-ton sponsored by a local pizza shop; Jacob and Gregory join forces and attempt to get their student-podcasting club off the ground.

Episode 12: Fight: Two of Janine’s students aren’t getting along, leading her to seek advice from her colleagues on how to help repair their friendship; Melissa and Ava plot to bring down Mr. Johnson in fantasy football.

Episode 13: Fundraiser: Barbara organizes a candy-selling fundraiser to raise money for a school field trip to the science museum; when sales don’t go as planned, Ava steps in to teach the students new, unconventional selling tactics.

When available to stream, Abbott Elementary Season 3 along with the prior two seasons will be available on fuboTV, Hulu, and eventually on HBO Max. The show 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 9/8c time slot. 

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Abbott Elementary Season 3 updates.