Abbott Elementary got renewed for a second season – what took so long?

While several shows were announcing their renewals, one announcement was conspicuously absent: Abbott Elementary. I’m not just saying that as an uber fan, the show is killing it in the ratings and getting great critical acclaim. Celebrities have amplified Abbott and fans cannot stop talking about how much the show means to them. Many of us assumed there would be a second season, but there was no formal announcement. Until Monday. Quinta Brunson and ABC found a really fun way to do it. The announcement was made via a memo from the show’s narcissistic Principal Ava Coleman who is responsible for hiring the camera crew to follow the teachers. And in keeping with the show’s dedication to helping schools, the announcement also took the opportunity to ask people to donate to in honor of the good news.

As a couple people mentioned in the IG comments, I read this in Ava’s (Janelle James) voice. It’s a clear announcement and I love that they’re plugging DonorsChoose, which is a great link that you should all bookmark. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can search the site for a particular project to fund by location, subject, grade or teacher. If you know a teacher, ask them for their info and plug it in. You’ll get updates any time that teacher adds a new project or wishlist.

I act like this was a long time in coming but the truth is, we’re still in early renewals. It just seemed like some other shows that were, well, *blows a raspberry* were announcing their renewal before Abbott. And we knew Abbott was going to be renewed so why put off telling us? I hope it was so they could renegotiate giant paychecks for the whole cast to thank them for bringing us such joy. I didn’t know that Abbott is tied with Ghosts for the number one comedy. And Ghosts has also gotten early renewal, which thrills me because I really like that show too.

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  1. Alarmjaguar says:

    Squee! I’m so excited. This show is fantastic. Also, the renewal announcement as a principal’s note was hilarious

  2. Anna2222222 says:

    I haven’t watched it yet – why do people love it so much? Just wondering if it’s my jam.

    • Ninks says:

      Great characters, genuinely funny, a lot of heart, a lovely ship to root for and a humorous take on a very relatable situation. A lot of people compare it to The Office, but for me it’s much closer to Parks and Rec so if you like either of those I think you’ll like Abbott Elementary. It’s only the first season so it isn’t quite at peak Parks yet but it’s much, much better than either first season of The Office or Parks and Rec.

    • Snuffles says:

      It’s a delightful little show. I’m not obsessed with it, but I enjoy it. I usually catch up with it on Hulu when I have a moment.

      I think Parks and Rec is an excellent comparison. Quinta’s character is a lot like Leslie Knope. Like Leslie Knope in her 20s at her first government job.

    • lucy2 says:

      It definitely has a Parks & Rec sweetness and good heartedness to it, and is really cute and funny and just exactly what we needed after the past few years.
      I’m hoping the delay in announcing was everyone negotiating for big $ from ABC. There was not a chance they were going to cancel it.

  3. TIFFANY says:

    I totally believe it was because Quinta and the cast were renegotiating their contracts.

    It will not surprise me if a first look offer is announced for Quinta real soon.

    • Zut Alors says:

      Yup, I believe they were renegotiating contracts. I love this show and I hope they got what they wanted. Quinta Brunson is a marvel.

  4. I love it says:

    omg, I just came across this accidentally last night! as in, I turned the tv on needing respite, this was on, and it was good! so I left it on. Loved the characters after only watching them for that short period of time! Glad to know there’s a show of this caliber being renewed!
    Thanks for the good news!

  5. L4Frimaire says:

    Abbott and Ghosts are my two favorite sitcoms right now. Glad both shows are getting renewed. Wonder why Abbott took so long but it could be something like compensation or contracts.

  6. Coco says:

    I’m so happy to hear this and like someone said above I think they were renegotiating their contracts.

  7. DeluxeDuckling says:

    Love this show!! 😍💚