“Abbott Elementary” continues its success streak with one other enormous milestone! On July 12, the critically-acclaimed ABC sequence scored seven whole Emmy nominations, together with excellent comedy sequence. Creator Quinta Brunson made historical past herself with three comedy nominations — making her the primary Black girl to earn that quantity within the comedy classes in the identical year, Variety reported. She’s additionally the youngest Black girl to ever be nominated within the comedy performing classes.
“. . . I want to thank teachers. Thanks for being our inspiration.”
“What an honor to be nominated by the Television Academy,” Brunson tells POPSUGAR in an announcement. “Creating this show has been the greatest gift and to have it recognized in this way is the dream. It’s a joy we get to share with the amazing people who watched our first season. None of this would be possible without my incredible, supportive EP’s Justin Halpern, Randall Einhorn & Patrick Schumacker, our incredible writers room, our insanely talented cast, and the hard-working teams at ABC and WBTV for helping to bring Abbott Elementary to life. Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank teachers. Thanks for being our inspiration.”
In its first season alone, “Abbott Elementary” grew to become a serious success story for sitcom tv. Upon its December 2021 debut, the mockumentary sequence topped ABC’s numbers as the primary comedy premiere to quadruple rankings from its authentic air date, Deadline reported in January. Not even a month later, the present broke one other file by surpassing “Modern Family”‘s sequence finale rankings — a primary that ABC’s seen since 2020.
“Abbott Elementary” has change into rankings gold for its community residence, however the true reward for creator Quinta Brunson is how the present is bringing households throughout America collectively. “That always sticks out to me because that is 100 percent what I wanted: for people to have a show they felt they could watch with family, enjoy, and that everyone in the family could find something funny in,” she beforehand instructed POPSUGAR. “I’m not sure it feels like there are many shows you can do that with anymore.”
As the most recent sitcom craze to hit tv, “Abbott Elementary” already has followers counting down the times til season two — set to premiere on Sept. 21. Brunson teased that the present will return with some “progressions” for Gregory and Janine’s budding romance, in addition to some “curveballs” thrown at Melissa and Barbara. And, after all, on the demand of the folks, “more Ava.”
In the meantime, viewers hope to see the sitcom sweep up all their Emmys to prime off its first year on the air.
The 74th-annual primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Sept. 12. Read forward to see how the remainder of the “Abbott Elementary” cast reacted to their Emmy nominations.