Everything We Know About 'Abbott Elementary' Season 3
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Abbott Elementary Has Been Renewed For Season 3

Fans of the fantastic classroom comedy can’t wait for more.

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With the school year in full swing, parents are pretty psyched that their kids are back in the classroom and in their predictable routines. But there’s another school that adults are equally amped about, and that’s the fictional Philly school that’s hilariously depicted on the mockumentary comedy Abbott Elementary. The show hits the perfect balance of belly laughs and big feels, and has quickly become a fan favorite. With one awesome season in the can and a follow-up season now airing, fans of Abbott Elementary are chewing up all their No. 2 pencils, dying to know if there will be a Season 3.

Is Abbott Elementary coming back for Season 3?

Yes! The show’s creator and star Quinta Brunson confirmed on Twitter in January 2023 that Abbott Elementary has officially been renewed for Season 3. So you can finally rest easy knowing that there will be more hysterical episodes to come.

When will Abbott Elementary Season 3 premiere?

While there is no release date for Season 3, a look at the previous seasons might offer some clues. Based on previous premiere dates, it makes sense that Season 3 would begin in the fall alongside a brand new school year, some time in September 2023.

Until then, you can always rewatch that Bluey crossover episode or head back in time to hear that first school bell ring in repeats of Abbot Elementary’s freshman season. And if only the real thing will do, you can always stalk the show like an ex-boyfriend on Instagram and take a nostalgic tour of the Teacher’s Lounge for old times’ sake.

How to watch Abbott Elementary Season 1.

If you’re a little behind on your shows and want to check out this amazing breakout comedy from the very beginning, all 13 episodes of Season 1 are available to stream on both Hulu and HBO Max. You’ll meet brilliant creator and star, Quinta Brunson for the first time in her role as Janine Teagues, the do-gooder teacher who tries too hard. You’ll worship veteran and goddess educator, Barbara Howard (played by the inspiring Sheryl Lee Ralph), and fall over from laughter-induced pain any time Principal Ava Coleman (played by comedian Janelle James) says, well, anything. You’ll also join the rest of America in shipping our girl Janine and the cute newbie substitute teacher as they bond over an array of teaching hijinks and very questionable school lunches.

How to watch Abbott Elementary Season 2.

Each new episode airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and is available to stream on Hulu the next day too.

If you want to be in some pretty impressive TV-watching company, Abbott Elementary has even stolen the hearts of some of the best celeb mamas in the business (Dr. Jill Biden happens to be a big fan too). When Brunson shared her “elated” announcement of Season 2’s premiere on Instagram, actress Kerry Washington was quick to jump in the comments. “Elated to watch!!!” she wrote. New mom Mandy Moore was also excited and will likely need something fun to pass the time while her newborn snoozes. “Can’t wait,” commented the This Is Us star.

So far, the second season has definitely lived up to the hype and manages to fend off that dreaded sophomore slump too. In fact, the sitcom actually quadrupled its ratings after premiering Season 2 on multiple platforms.

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