HBO Max and Hulu will share the co-exclusive streaming rights to complete seasons of the Emmy® Award-nominated comedy series ABBOTT ELEMENTARY. Created by and starring Quinta Brunson from Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, the full 13-episode first season will debut on August 20th on HBO Max. New audiences can experience the acclaimed series for the first time or viewers can catch up on HBO Max and Hulu before it returns for season two Wednesday, September 21, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on ABC. As part of an existing agreement with ABC, Hulu will continue to make current season episodes available the day after each broadcast premiere. These new episodes plus prior seasons will remain on Hulu and complete future seasons will be available to stream on HBO Max before the next season premieres on ABC.
The breakout hit of the 2021–22 broadcast television season, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY was recently nominated for seven Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, lead acting and writing nominations for Quinta Brunson, supporting acting nominations for Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and for casting.
The first season of ABBOTT ELEMENTARY has a 98% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes from more than 40 critics’ reviews. The New York Times proclaimed that ABBOTT is “the best new network sitcom of the season,” and that it is “the kind of comedy that network TV needs and that education deserves.” Entertainment Weekly called the show “a terrifically smart workplace comedy and a loving, funny homage to the men and women on the front lines of public education in America.” And The Washington Post raved that ABBOTT has “one of the finest comedy ensembles on TV today.”