Abbott Elementary is returning this fall for its second season and ABC has now given the comedy series a full 22-episode order, per Deadline. The show was renewed for the 2022-23 season in March. Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and Sheryl Lee Ralph star in the workplace comedy which follows the staff of the fictional elementary school.
The following was revealed about the order:
“ABC finalized the size of Abbott Elementary‘s Season 2 order as being 22 episodes in June though the network’s plan had always been to give the series, ABC’s No. 1 comedy in Adults 18-49 last season, a straight-out full-season pickup, sources said. The decision came ahead of the series’ strong showing at the Emmy nominations, where it earned seven noms including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Writing for a Comedy Series for Brunson and Supporting Actress/Actor in a Comedy Series for Tyler James Williams, Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph. With her three nominations (comedy series, writer and lead actress), Brunson set a new single-year record for a Black woman in comedy Emmy categories.”
In addition to the full season order, a member of the show’s cast has been upped to a series regular for season two. Per Deadline, fans will see more of William Stanford Davis as custodian Mr. Johnson in the comedy.
Abbott Elementary returns to ABC on September 21.
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of Abbott Elementary this fall?