Coming right on the heels of a successful Golden Globes night, the hit ABC comedy series, Abbott Elementary, has just been greenlit for a third season!
The show is currently in its second season, with an average of a 3.58 rating in its targeted 18-49 demographic. This marked a 31% increase from season 1, according to ABC. The series also has an average of 9.1M viewers per episode, which is an increase of 13% in viewership. Not only do viewers love the show but so do the critics. Season 2 earned a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals announced the news Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s Winter 2023 press tour. Abbott Elementary is the first series pickup for 2023-24 at ABC.
“This renewal is a richly deserved feather in the cap of Quinta Brunson, [executive producers] Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Randall Einhorn, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of Abbott Elementary,” remarked Channing Dungey, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Group, which produces Abbott with Disney’s 20th Television. “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.”
Abbott Elementary Is Winning All-Around
The series has already won several awards and gained recognition throughout the television industry. At Tuesday's Golden Globes, the show won the award for best TV comedy. Additionally, Best TV Comedy Actress was awarded to Quinta Brunson, creator, and star of the show. Another cast member, Tyler James Williams, won Best TV supporting actor. The 2021 Emmys gave the series seven nominations. Of the seven, the series championed three categories..The cast and crew went home with awards for comedy casting, comedy writing, and supporting comedy actress (won by Sheryl Lee Ralph).