Class is in session for season three! The ABC comedy is making a return for yet another season. After the cast picked up 3 trophies at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, it's no wonder people want it to make a comeback. Thankfully, our prayers have been answered, and the network has said yes! Here's what we know.
At the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, Abbott Elementary was awarded the best TV comedy, and we aren't surprised. After two successful seasons, the president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, Craig Erwich, announced the series' renewal at the Television Critics Association's Winter 2023 press tour. We can only imagine the applause received at the end. We have to thank Quinta Brunson for creating a teacher like Janine Teagues, the eager and naive second-grade teacher. Plus, the rest of the school board is rather unusual in the best way possible. The combination of sassy students with quirky teachers has produced a rib-tickling sitcom, and now, they're about to return from a school break with a few new lessons up their sleeves.
Brunson was further awarded best TV comedy actress, while Tyler James Williams (Gregory Eddie) won best TV supporting actor. What a dynamic duo. Still, this isn't the first time the cast has been recognized for their school performance. During the 2021 Emmy Awards, the series received seven nominations! They won comedy casting and comedy writing, while Sheryl Lee Ralph won supporting comedy actress, cast as the feisty Mrs. Barbara Howard, the more experienced teacher at the Philadelphia public school. Besides awards nominations, season three came into play after season two received a 100% earning on Rotten Tomatoes. Daniel D'Addario from Variety said the season "does the teachers at its center justice and is proof of Brunson's ability to put familiar forms to worthy and delightful ends." As well, Erwich told Variety, "The show is in its second year, and I think it just continues to grow creatively. In Season 2, which is what we're watching, each of the characters are getting more dynamic, and the situations are getting funnier. So there's years for this show to go. As for the future of Abbott, I'm just constantly delighted and surprised by what Quinta and her team do."
Channing Dungey, the CEO of Warner Bros. Television, gave insight into the renewal, "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... 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." Stay tuned!