It’s been a big two weeks for the breakout comedy from Quinta Brunson Abbott Elementary, starting last week with an impressive seven Emmy nominations and ending this week with a full season order for its second season.
As reported by Deadline, ABC has picked up the popular series for a rare, full 22-episode order. The show, which debuted as a midseason replacement in January with a 13-episode first season, became a surprise hit with viewers, becoming the network’s No. 1 comedy among adults 18-49. last season. It was renewed for a second season in March, and according to Deadline’s sources, it was still scheduled to receive a direct pickup for the entire season.
Brunson, who writes and stars in the series, hinted at the oversized second season during the Abbott Elementary panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21. When asked about Season 2, she said, “We spent a lot of the first season showing what this show is capable of… Now let’s have fun. We’ve done all the building, and now we can have some of those fun bottle episodes.
“And more episodes,” added executive producer Patrick Schumacker, to which Brunson replied, “Can we say that?” Schumacker shrugged, so Brunson continued, “OK, there you go. We have more episodes this season than in the first.
Plot details for the upcoming second season have been kept under wraps, but according to Deadline, Brunson teased an appearance in the season premiere that the producers are really excited about.
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Abbott Elementary was created by Brunson, who plays optimist second-grade teacher Janine Teagues. The show revolves around the lives of teachers working at an underfunded, predominantly black school in Philadelphia.
Abbott Elementary, Season 2, Coming Fall 2022, Wednesdays, 9/8c, ABC (Season 1, Streaming Now, Hulu)
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