Abbott Elementary (S3/Season Three/2024) Series Review

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In the Abbott Elementary (S3) series, we are once again sumptuously treated to non-stop entertainment. Both the teaching and non-teaching staff members in this comedy show are getting better with each season.

Also, what can we say and write about Quinta Brunson? Well, firstly she is a hugely talented creator of the smart sitcom. Then, secondly, while playing the role of school teacher Janine Teagues, she is phenomenal.

‘Abbott Elementary’ Continues To Win Our Hearts With Its Promising Tale Set In School

Trailer: Abbott Elementary (S3/2024) Series

Trailer – Abbott Elementary Season 3 – Rotten Tomatoes TV | YouTube.

Spoiler Free Review: Abbott Elementary (S3/2024) Series

The storyline/plotline/summary/synopsis

The story is about a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers working in a Philadelphia public school. These staff members are working under a principal who is a maverick administrator. Despite facing numerous challenges, these teachers remain resolute in their mission to empower their students to achieve success in life. These remarkable educators are deeply passionate about their educational profession. Not only the school students outnumber teachers but these teachers also lack sufficient resources. In addition, they are not particularly fond of the school district’s less-than-ideal approach to educating children. Yet, they continue to work hard for the young kids.

Teaching staff:- Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson), Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams), Melissa Schemmenti (Lisa Ann Walter), Barbara Howard (Sheryl Lee Ralph), Jacob Hill (Chris Perfetti), & 
Principal Ava Coleman (Janelle James).

Non-teaching staff:- Mr Johnson (William Stanford Davis).

The poster

{From Left to Right} Mr Johnson, Melissa Schemmenti, Gregory Eddie, Barbara Howard, Jacob Hill & Ava Coleman. Janine Teagues {Sitting at the front}.
In the logo of Abbott Elementary, the word "Elementary" is featured prominently in written cursive. Nevertheless, Philadelphia public schools have recognized its obsolescence and have chosen not to incorporate it into their curriculum anymore.

We loved the intelligent script of the series

This comedy show highlights the numerous issues and various problems that (elementary) schools face in Philadelphia, United States of America. We loved the script of this bold and clever workplace comedy. The spotlight shines on a dedicated group of teachers and a clueless principal working together in a public school. Despite the obstacles they all face in the school, their unwavering goal is to support their students in achieving success. It uses humour and satire to focus on elementary school matters. A beautifully crafted script continues to captivate our attention in its third season.

It is amusing to note that the said show was originally known as Harrity Elementary. Later, the series was renamed Abbott Elementary in honor of Joyce Abbott, an influential elementary school teacher of the show creator Quinta Brunson. Also, it is worth noting that  Brunson crafted the series based on her mother's teaching experiences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Also, we loved the entire ensemble cast of the series

Honestly, we were unaware of the fantastic comedic talent of its ensemble cast, when we first started watching this series. But, they charmed us with their acts. The acting performances and the facial expressions of each one of them are top-class. First, they pull you in with their personal tales. And then they make you emotionally invested in their lives. Their comedic timing is perfect.

If you have been avidly watching this show, then you would appreciate the amazing arc of each of the characters. We have seen each one of them, growing from strength to strength, from the first season to the third season. Each one of them – Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson), Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams), Melissa Schemmenti (Lisa Ann Walter), Barbara Howard (Sheryl Lee Ralph), Jacob Hill (Chris Perfetti), Principal Ava Coleman (Janelle James) and Mr Johnson (William Stanford Davis) are unbelievably good. It seems that all of them are getting better with age, like a fine wine. We loved all the characters. However, if you force us to pick our favourite, then it will be fashionista Principal Ava Coleman. She is brutal and funny, at the same time.

We loved the special but surprising appreance by American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, in the show. The joke was hilariously funny too.  

The conclusion

We waited patiently for the better part of three seasons for their budding (romantic) relationship to develop. And then in the last scene of the final episode of the season, they kissed. Their friendship has taken the definite shape of a love affair. Let us wait and watch. As, we do not know what the future holds for the loving pair. We wish to tell you more about them. But, sorry we cannot. Although, we have already given you all a big hint. As it is a spoiler and might affect your viewing pleasure. However, one of the things that we can share is the fact this show has won more than 50 Awards. You can check the details of some of the awards below.

The season finale has made us hopeful about the upcoming fourth season. We enormously enjoyed the series. Now, we eagerly look forward to a few more rub-tickling and thoughtful episodes/seasons in the future.

Ratings: Abbott Elementary (S3/2024) Series

First (S1/2021-2022) SeasonSecond (S2/2023) SeasonThird (S3/2024) Season
FM Rating3.90/54.00/54.05/5
FM Rating – Abbott Elementary (S1, S2, & S3/2024) Series

Spoilers Alert: S3/Episodes Summary

Summary of the Fourteen (14) Episodes of the Third (S3/2024) Season

Career Day Part 1 (S3, E1)

Janine plans a district-wide initiative — Career Day — and is anxious for it to be a success.

Career Day Part 2 (S3, E2)

Ava has a new approach to her job; Melissa is asked a surprising question.

Gregory’s Garden Goofballs (S3, E3)

Gregory is hesitant when kids start hanging out in his classroom at lunch, looking to him for advice; Barbara is shocked to find Tariq is dating the mother of one of her students; Janine and Jacob try to hire an ASL interpreter.

Smoking (S3, E4)

After a student is caught smoking, the staff come together to revamp the outdated drug policy; Janine tries to prep the new substitute teacher for her class but finds it challenging to give up her former role.

Breakup (S3, E5)

When Barbara’s church choir uses the gym for rehearsals, Ava notices tensions in the group. Jacob’s eagerness for a full social calendar worries Gregory. Melissa and Janine investigate a new substitute.

Willard R. Abbott (S3, E6)

Abbott Elementary is deemed a Philadelphia historical landmark, much to Ava and Janine’s delight; the school plans a celebration in honour of its namesake, but not everything goes as planned.

Librarian (S3, E7)

Janine spearheads a pilot program that brings a librarian to Abbott; Melissa and Jacob deal with some big changes at home.

Panel (S3, E8)

Ava and Gregory are invited to speak on a panel about public schools, while the other teachers must complete CPR training; Janine faces challenges securing district approval for her librarian extension program.

Alex (S3, E9)

Jacob is shocked when he finds out his colleagues are not invested in his frequent email messages and haven’t even been writing their own replies; Gregory turns to Janine for help with a former student.

2 Ava 2 Fest (S3, E10)

Ava Fest is back, and with the help of the teachers, Ava’s set on outdoing last year by any means necessary; after Janine accepts the offer for a position at the district, she just has to check off one last thing to make it official.

Double Date (S3, E11)

Two teachers head out on a double date, but when they run into familiar bar patrons, it proves to be a distraction; at Ava’s first book club meeting, the group ends up in a debate over who would be the best post-apocalyptic leader.

Mother’s Day (S3, E12)

Barbara invites Gregory to her family’s Mother’s Day brunch; Jacob scrambles to figure out how to organize a school field trip.

Smith Playground (S3, E13)

Jacob manages to pull off a school-wide field trip to the park, but when Abbott must share the playground, the fun and games turn competitive; Mr. Johnson enjoys having an empty school to himself.

Party (S3, E14)

Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

Key Details: Abbott Elementary (S1, S2 & S3) Series

Original languageEnglish (USA)
SeasonsThree (3) Seasons
EpisodesForty-nine (49) Episodes
CreatorQuinta Brunson
TaglinesWorking their class off (S1).
Picking up where they dropped off (S2).
Time for higher education (S3).
CastQuinta Brunson (Janine Teagues), Janelle James (Ava Coleman), Lisa Ann Walter (Melissa Schemmenti), Tyler James Williams (Gregory Eddie), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Barbara Howard), Chris Perfetti (Jacob Hill), William Stanford Davis (Mr Johnson), Zack Fox (Tariq), Courtney Taylor (Erika), Josh Segarra (Manny), Kimia Behpoornia (Emily), Larry Owens (Zach), Jerry Minor (Mr Morton), etc.
NetworksABC & Hulu
About – Abbott Elementary (S1, S2 & S3) Series.

Teaser: Abbott Elementary (S1/2021-22) Series

Teaser – Abbott Elementary Season 1 – Rotten Tomatoes TV | YouTube.

Spoilers Alerts: S1/Episodes Summary

Summary of the Thirteen (13) Episodes of the First (S1/2021-2022) Season

Pilot (S1, E1)

A group of passionate teachers – and a slightly tone-deaf principal – are determined to help their students succeed at a Philadelphia public school.

Light Bulb (S1, E2)

Janine takes it upon herself to fix every problem when she notices a flicking light bulb in the hallway. Gregory asks Barbara for help talking to a parent, which leads him to spend his lunch period unexpectedly.

Wishlist (S1, E3)

The teachers ask the local community for new school supplies; Janine encourages Gregory to decorate his classroom.

New Tech (S1, E4)

When a new computer program is introduced at Abbott, Janine is excited to finally help Barbara with something. Barbara is reluctant to accept change and finds herself in a tricky situation. Melissa surprises Jacob.

Student Transfer (S1, E5)

After a negative teacher review, Janine gets a confidence boost when a student gets transferred from Melissa’s class into hers. Jacob tries to forge a friendship with an uninterested Gregory.

Gifted Programme (S1, E6)

Janine convinces Ava to start a gifted program at Abbott led by Jacob. Barbara pushes a hesitant Melissa to start dating again.

Art Teacher (S1, E7)

Janine is thrilled when her best friend from college is hired as the art teacher. Jacob and Barbara decide to start a school garden.

Work-Family (S1, E8)

After Jacob reveals a detail about his personal life, Janine realizes she doesn’t know the other teachers as well as she thought. Gregory’s stern teaching approach is causing his whole class to underperform.

Step Class (S1, E9)

Ava asks Janine to help her teach the after-school step class, but they don’t agree on how to run the program. Gregory must reveal a secret when Barbara, Melissa and Jacob plan a pizza “eat-off.”

Open House (S1, E10)

Janine prepares to meet her student’s mother during the open house, while the rest of the faculty uses the time to relax. Gregory is taken aback when he learns how Ava got the principal job. Barbara’s daughter’s visit creates a commotion.

Desking (S1, E11)

When the students start participating in a new online trend that causes disruption to the school, the teachers band together to put an end to it. Mr. Johnson provides comforting life advice to Gregory. And the teachers meet Jacob’s boyfriend.

Ava vs. Suprintendent (S1, E12)

With the school board threatening to pull their funds, Janine and Gregory decide to help Ava with her presentation. Their plan is derailed when a curveball is thrown. Barbara offends Melissa when she doesn’t agree with her blackmail idea.

Zoo Baloon (S1, E13)

While on Abbott’s annual zoo field trip, Tariq reveals that he has been offered a job in New York. Janine struggles with a big choice. Barbara starts questioning her future after finding out her favourite tuatara has retired.

Posters: Abbott Elementary (S1/2021-22) Series

Awards: Abbott Elementary (S1) Series

Names of the AwardsWinners of the Awards
Hollywood Critics Association Television AwardsBest Broadcast Network Series, Comedy – 2022 Winner 

Quinta Brunson – Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – 2022 Winner – Episode: “Pilot (2021)”

Janelle James – Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – 2022 Winner

Quinta Brunson – Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – 2022 Winner
Black Reel Awards for TelevisionQuinta Brunson – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series

Tyler James Williams – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Janelle James – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Orlando Jones – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Comedy Series

Matthew A. Cherry – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series – Episode: “Ava vs. Superintendent (2022)”

Quinta Brunson – 2022 Winner – Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series – Episode: “Pilot (2021)”
Television Critics Association AwardsProgram of the Year – 2022 Winner TCA Award

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy – 2022 Winner TCA Award

Outstanding New Program – 2022 Winner TCA Award

Quinta Brunson – 2022 Winner TCA Award – Individual Achievement in Comedy
Primetime Emmy AwardsWendy O’Brien (casting by) – 2022 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson (written by) – 2022 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – For “Pilot”

Sheryl Lee Ralph – 2022 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – For playing: “Barbara Howard”
Awards – Abbott Elementary (S1) Series

Trailer: Abbott Elementary (S2/2023) Series

Trailer – Abbott Elementary Season 2 – Rotten Tomatoes TV | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert: S2/Episodes Summary

Summary of the Twenty Two (22) Episodes of the Second (S2/2023) Season

Development Day (S2, E1)

The teachers are back for development week, a time to prepare for the upcoming year. Janine is determined to start the year off right and leave her problems at home. Ava runs a side hustle out of the school parking lot.

Wrong Delivery (S2, E2)

Janine is determined to make Abbott Elementary look just as good as a new charter school. Gregory goes out of his way to avoid Barbara. Ava hosts an event to help decide what to do with the rest of the funds from the grant.

Story Samurai (S2, E3)

A travelling storytelling troupe Jacob used to be in visits Abbott Elementary for a day of education and entertainment. Melissa struggles with the new normal of her combined second and third-grade class.

Principal’s Office (S2, E4)

After Gregory sends a disruptive student to the principal’s office, he discovers the kids actually enjoy spending supposed disciplinary time with Ava. Melissa invites Janine over to her house to teach her how to cook.

Juice (S2, E5)

Janine is thrilled to help introduce a new beverage to the cafeteria, but it ends up causing unexpected consequences. Melissa clashes with her new aide, Ashley, who brings more disruption than help to the classroom.

Candy Zombies (S2, E6)

A student steals a bag of candy meant to be given out to the kids at the end of the day and starts distributing it during school hours. Janine is invited to a Halloween party by an old friend and starts to reconsider her personal life.

Attack Ad (S2, E7)

The teachers are appalled after seeing a commercial in support of charter schools criticizing Abbott Elementary. Janine and Gregory talk about Janine’s relationship with Tariq.

Egg Drop (S2, E8)

When the eighth-grade science class participates in an egg drop activity, Janine insists her second-grade class join in. Barbara is shocked at the clothing one of her student’s parents wears.

Sick Day (S2, E9)

Janine is out sick for the day, so Ava grows desperate and must step in to help out. Barbara and Melissa revel in the quieter-than-normal teacher’s lounge.

Holiday Hookah (S2, E10)

Janine is convinced by a friend to go to a popular hookah club where she runs into unexpected colleagues. Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Read-a-Thon (S2, E11)

Competition heats up between Melissa and Janine as their classrooms vie to win the read-a-thon pizza party. Meanwhile, Jacob and Gregory join forces to get their student podcasting club off the ground.

Fight (S2, E12)

Two of Janine’s students aren’t getting along, leading her to seek advice from her colleagues on how to help repair their friendship. Melissa and Ava plot to bring down Mr Johnson in fantasy football.

Fundraiser (S2, E13)

Barbara organizes a candy-selling fundraiser to raise money for a school field trip to the science museum. When sales don’t go as planned, Ava steps in to teach the students new, unconventional selling tactics.

Valentine’s Day (S2, E14)

The Abbott teachers discuss their relationships and plans for Valentine’s Day. Janine finds out one of her students has a crush on her. Ava sits in on Jacob’s Black History class after receiving a complaint.

Fire (S2, E15)

Barbara’s candle accidentally starts a small fire in the teacher’s lounge, and a counsellor suggests that she might not be handling the aftermath well. Melissa rekindles her childhood dream of being a firefighter.

Teacher Conference (S2, E16)

Staff members head to the Pennsylvania Educational Conference. Gregory reluctantly attends after a disagreement with Amber. Jacob finds himself charmed by the Addington teachers.

Mural Arts (S2, E17)

Jacob secures a visit from a mural arts program for his students. Barbara and Melissa learn parents are petitioning to turn Abbott into a charter school.

Teacher Appreciation (S2, E18)

On Teacher Appreciation Day, the district gives Abbott two courtside tickets to a 76ers game and the teachers must decide who deserves them. Janine invites the teachers to her house for game night and her sister, Ayesha, comes to meet.

Festival (S2, E19)

Abbott Elementary rallies to fight the threat from Charter Schools. Meanwhile, Ava plans a festival to draw parents to school and collect their signatures for a petition.

Educator of the Year (S2, E20)

Gregory is named Educator of the Year. Janine deals with a difficult student. It is revealed that Barbara hasn’t completed her teaching requirements.

Mom (S2, E21)

Janine’s plan for a Memorial Day weekend solo trip is derailed when her mother shows up unannounced asking for help. Gregory notices his colleagues are great at small talk and realizes he needs to brush up on his people skills.

Franklin Institute (S2, E22)

Abbott Elementary takes a field trip to the Franklin Institute; Gregory is eager to spend time with a reluctant Janine. Ava teaches the students about aliens, which leads to chaos.

Posters: Abbott Elementary (S2/2023) Series

Awards: Abbott Elementary (S2) Series

Names of the AwardsWinners of the Awards
Primetime Emmy AwardsQuinta Brunson – 2023 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – 2023 Winner Actor – Quinta Brunson, William Stanford Davis, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter, Tyler James Williams
Peabody AwardsEntertainment – 2023 Winner Peabody Award – Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Perfetti, William Stanford Davis, Randall Einhorn, Jennifer Celotta, Shahrzad Davani, Jaime Eliezer Karas, Melissa Kosar, Ava Coleman, etc.
Casting Society of America, USAWendy O’Brien – 2023 Winner Artios Award – Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Pilot and First Season – Comedy
Gold Derby AwardsTaraji P. Henson – 2023 Winner Gold Derby TV Award – Comedy Guest Actress

Quinta Brunson – 2023 Winner Gold Derby TV Award – Comedy Lead Actress
Critics Choice AwardsBest Comedy Series – 2023 Winner Critics Choice Award

Sheryl Lee Ralph – 2023 Winner Critics Choice Award – Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globes, USABest Television Series – Musical or Comedy – 2023 Winner Golden Globe

Tyler James Williams – 2023 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series

Quinta Brunson – 2023 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Awards – Abbott Elementary (S2) Series

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