“Abbott Elementary” is Officially Coming Back for Season 4

Quinta Brunson, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph in
Quinta Brunson, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph in "Abbott Elementary"

Abbott Elementary is one of the funniest sitcoms to premiere in recent years, and ABC is betting big on its future! The award-winning comedy series has officially been renewed for its fourth season, just a few days after returning to ABC for long-awaited Season 3.

ABC made a renewal announcement during Disney’s Television Critics Association Press Tour. William Stanford Davis, who plays Abbott Elementary’s own Mr. Johnson in this series, made a special appearance during this event to reveal that the class will be back in session for another season.

In addition to Davis, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and Sheryl Lee Ralph are also a part of the show’s main cast. Recurring players Josh Segarra, Benjamin Norris, and Kimia Behpoornia made their debut during the Season 3 premiere, which also featured cameos from the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, Brandon Graham, and Jason Kelce.

Season 3 premiered on ABC on February 7, and it’s been shortened to 14 episodes in the face of labor disputes in Hollywood last year. Star and creator Quinta Brunson wasn’t too shaken by this change, and she told Business Insider it inspired the writers to be more creative and push the stories they wanted to tell into a smaller episode count.