On Dec. 7, 2021, the first episode of Abbott Elementary aired on ABC during Primetime on television screens across the nation. The premiere was an automatic hit with viewers, who became eager for new episodes to air. The mockumentary-style sitcom was created by Quinta Brunson, who also stars in the show, and follows a group of fictional elementary school teachers at a poorly funded school in Philadelphia.
Many fans adore the show for how it tackles the very real problems of the United States public school system with comedy and authenticity. The show shines a spotlight on the lives of black educators, who are often underrepresented and overlooked for the impact they have on their students. The show is based on a teacher the show’s creator had in real life named Ms. Abbott and her own mother who taught Kindergarten.
Now on its second season, the cast of Abbott Elementary was nominated for various awards this year including an Emmy, Golden Globe and a People’s Choice Award. It has also set rating records for being one of the most-watched shows on the network since Modern Family. The audience score is a whopping 88 percent, with most viewers rating it 3.5 stars on average.
Personally, I love Abbott Elementary for its witty comedy and touching storylines. If you are looking for a casual watch with lighthearted comedy and an outstanding ensemble, Abbott Elementary is the perfect show.