Just days after the show returned for its third season on ABC, the network has renewed “Abbott Elementary” for a fourth season, it was announced on Saturday during the network’s presentation at the 2024 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California.
During the show’s second season, “Abbott Elementary” delivered a 3.56 rating in Adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing across platforms, marking the strongest season average for an ABC comedy since the 2019-2020 season and ranking as ABC’s No. 1 multiplatform series.
The series stars series creator Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, William Stanford Davis as Mr. Johnson, and Emmy Award winner Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.
Brunson, who recently took home the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, serves as the show’s executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions, Randall Einhorn and Brian Rubenstein.
In next week’s all-new episode, entitled “Gregory’s Garden Goofballs,” Gregory hesitates when kids start hanging out in his classroom at lunch, looking to him for advice as the “cool teacher.” Meanwhile, Barbara is shocked to find Tariq is dating the mother of one of her students. Janine and Jacob try to hire an ASL interpreter for a student in Jacob’s classroom.
Airing Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, the series is available to stream next day on Hulu.