Abbott Elementary Receives Season 2 Premiere Date

The hit comedy Abbott Elementary just received its Season 2 debut date via ABC, according to reports from Variety. The series, which premiered for the first time in Dec. 2021, has been a massive success for the broadcast company, which quickly renewed the show for a second season.

Abbott Elementary is created by Quinta Brunson, who writes the series and stars as Janine Teagues. She is joined by Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The show follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country simply because they love teaching. Abbott Elementary is immensely popular, garnering a rare 98 percent rating among critics and 90 percent with audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the most popular comedy on ABC among adults 18-49 and will hope to sustain this success after moving to a new night, joining Wednesday’s stacked lineup. Abbott Elementary Season 2 will premiere this fall, Sept. 21st, from 9:00-9:30 p.m. ET.


Wednesday is home to several other ABC heavy hitters, including The Conners, The Goldbergs, Home Economics, and the thriller-mystery series Big Sky. ABC hopes that the inclusion of Abbott Elementary in a Wednesday primetime spot will draw an even larger crowd to the program, which should be a contender next award season.

What Else is Premiering on ABC This Fall?


Shark Tank is crossing over to a live broadcast this fall, with the show’s 14th season premiering on Sept. 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET. Following this first-ever live episode is the new season of 20/20, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. Sundays on ABC will be loaded as well, with several shows making their debut. On Sept. 25th, Celebrity Jeopardy and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune will arrive, followed by The Rookie at 10:00 p.m. ET. America’s Funniest Home Videos won’t be far behind, coming on Oct. 2nd.

The new series, Alaska Daily, with star Hillary Swank, will premiere Thursday, Oct. 6th. The show follows Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a journalist seeking a fresh start in Alaska working for a newspaper in Anchorage. She’s joined by Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Grace Dove, and Meredith Holzman. Grey’s Anatomy arrives the same day, along with Station 19, debuting at 9:00 and 8:00 p.m. ET respectively.

Finally, Bachelor fans won’t have to wait much longer to see couples fall in love and break apart. Bachelor in Paradise premiers on Tuesday, Sept. 21st, before switching to its regular Monday, two-night weekly run starting Oct. 3rd at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a full run-down of all shows on ABC this fall, you can check here.