When Does ‘Abbott Elementary’ Come Back?

Abbott Elementary
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Abbott Elementary has captured the hearts of many. The mockumentary has brought in ABC‘s best comedy ratings since the Modern Family series finale in April 2020. And it still has a handful of episodes left to debut in Season 1.

The show is currently on a brief hiatus, leaving fans eager for more. Here’s everything you need to know about when Abbott Elementary is coming back and what to expect for the rest of the sitcom’s debut season.

Abbott Elementary follows a group of elementary school teachers in Philadelphia. The group is made up of veteran educators and newbies alike, all taking different approaches to teaching. What they all have in common is having to deal with little resources and funding for their classrooms. Between the hilarious twists and turns of working with children and Janine Teagues’ (Quinta Brunson) adorably cringe attempts at bonding with her “work family,” there’s no shortage of side-splitting moments.

One of the show’s highlights is Abbott Elementary’s self-centered principal, Ava (Janelle James). She causes more chaos for the school than any principal should, but she showed her heartfelt side in Season 1, Episode 9, “Step Class.” Truly, the whole ensemble shines in the sitcom. Brunson (who created the series and executive produces) and James are joined by Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam, Moesha), Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, The Walking Dead), Lisa Ann Walter, and Chris Perfetti in the cast.

Abbott Elementary cast

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The series premiere aired December 7, 2021 on ABC. It didn’t come back for its record-breaking second episode until January 4. But then, it released new episodes weekly until Episode 9 aired February 22.

Abbott Elementary comes back with Episode 10, “Open House,” on Tuesday, March 22 at 9 pm EST on ABC. And it looks like Gregory is finally going to learn how he lost the principal job, which resulted in him being a substitute teacher instead.

“It’s Open House night at Abbott Elementary, and while Janine prepares to meet her struggling student’s mother, the rest of the faculty uses the time to relax,” ABC’s description of the episode says. “Gregory is taken aback when he learns how Ava got the principal job, and later, Barbara’s daughter’s visit creates a commotion in more ways than one.”

“Open House” was written by Brian Rubenstein and directed by Jen Celotta. The remaining three episodes of Abbott Elementary Season 1 will seemingly air weekly until the finale. Episodes are available for next-day streaming on Hulu.

Abbott Elementary, Next Episode Tuesday, March 22, 9/8 c, ABC