Abbott Elementary on ABC.

This Week In Comedy: "Abbott Elementary" Returns For Season 3 On ABC

This Week In Comedy: the Emmy-Award winning comedy series, Abbott Elementary, returns for season 3 on ABC with a supersized two episode premiere. Quinta Brunson, who leads the cast, has had a massive Awards season from landing her recent best actress in a comedy series win at this year's Emmys. Her acceptance speech couldn't have been more touching as she shared “I am so happy to be able to live my dream and act out comedy. I say it every time, but I just love comedy so much.”

Also this week: there's some great new stand-up to check out. Daniel Muggleton & Dino Archie both have new stand-up specials coming to 800 Pound Gorilla's YouTube channel. And on the listener side of things, comedians Maz Jobrani & Emily Van-Dyke both have comedy albums out this Friday.

And lastly: the new horror comedy from Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin Williams), Lisa Frankenstein, opens in theaters. The movie was also written by Diablo Cody, who previously wrote Juno & Jennifer's Body.


  • Television: The Solar Opposites Valentine’s Day special premieres on Hulu
  • Television: Keegan-Michael Key on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Television: Usama Siddiquee on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Television: Bianca Del Rio, Reggie Watts & Wendi McLendon-Covey on After Midnight With Taylor Tomlinson



  • Television: Abbott Elementary returns for season three on ABC
  • Television: The Conners returns for season six on ABC
  • Television: Quinta Brunson on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Television: Sheryl Lee Ralph on Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • Television: Dusty Slay, London Hughes & Sarah Tiana on After Midnight With Taylor Tomlinson



  • Movies: Lisa Frankenstein, the new horror comedy directed by Zelda Williams, opens in theaters
  • Stand-Up: Maz Jobrani releases his new comedy album, The Birds and the Bees, via 800 Pound Gorilla
  • Stand-Up: Emily Van-Dyke releases her new comedy album, Feeling Myself, via Blonde Medicine


  • Television: David Letterman’s revived game show, Stupid Pet Tricks, hosted by Sarah Silverman premieres on TBS
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