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HCA TV Awards: ‘White Lotus,’ ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Lead Winners

White Lotus, Abbott Elementary, Better Call Saul, Barry and This Is Us were among the shows honored by the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) on Saturday. The 2022 HCA TV Awards began its two-night event at the Beverly Hilton with a ceremony for the honorees in the Broadcast Network and Cable edition, which was hosted by […]

Quinta Brunson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Quinta Brunson is extending her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. The Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the exclusive pact, Brunson’s first such deal, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will create new projects for multiple platforms for […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Showrunner and Star Quinta Brunson Wants To Tell Great Stories First and Effect Change Later

Quinta Brunson has earned three Emmy nominations for Abbott Elementary — one as an executive producer on the show, one for writing its pilot and one for her lead performance as Janine, an idealistic and ambitious young teacher at a Philadelphia elementary school. The ABC sitcom is the only network show to get a series […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Leads TV Critics Awards Winners

Quinta Brunson’s beloved ABC comedy Abbott Elementary led all the winners Saturday at the 38th annual Television Critics Association’s Awards, taking home four awards including the prestigious program of the year prize. The awards, announced virtually after the semi-annual press tour was shifted in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, were selected by […]

Emmys: Channing Dungey on ‘Abbott Elementary’ Breakthrough, Future of ‘Ted Lasso’

While the final seasons of ABC’s Black-ish and NBC’s This Is Us were largely snubbed, the TV Academy didn’t entirely forget about broadcast television. ABC’s freshman comedy Abbott Elementary broke through with seven Emmy nominations Tuesday, including a history-making three for creator, star and showrunner Quinta Brunson. Brunson became the first Black woman to score […]

“Hey, We’re Dirtbags, Too”: Amy Schumer, Selena Gomez, Tracee Ellis Ross and THR’s Comedy Actress Roundtable

“There’s this myth in Hollywood that women aren’t supportive of each other,” says Tracee Ellis Ross, and frankly, its perpetuation ticks her off. “Because we have each other’s backs, and today has been an example of that.” The Black-ish star is referencing her early May conversation with some of TV’s funniest women: Abbott Elementary’s Quinta […]

Quinta Brunson Reacts to Requests for ‘Abbott Elementary’ School-Shooting Episode

Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson is making it clear that the ABC comedy will not feature a school-shooting storyline in a future episode. In multiple tweets shared Wednesday, Brunson reacted to how “wild” it is that she’s been asked for the series to feature an episode centered on a school shooting in the […]

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Event Honors Trailblazers and Rising Stars: “It’s Unlike Any Other Event, a Bunch of Black Women Recharging Each Other”

Essence Magazine‘s Black Women in Hollywood event, now in its 15th year, is known for eliciting plenty of emotion from its honorees, and Thursday’s event — heralding Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson, Chanté Adams, and Nia Long — was no exception. The luncheon, which drew stars including Will Smith, Serena Williams, Lena Waithe, MJ […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

School is back in session. ABC on Monday announced that it has renewed freshman comedy Abbott Elementary for a second season after the series starring, created and written by Quinta Brunson has become a breakout for the Disney-owned network. The series, a co-production between Warner Bros. Television and Disney’s 20th TV, is tied with CBS’ […]

Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson to Be Honored at Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Four honorees for the 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards were announced Wednesday ahead of the event being held March 24 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Nia Long (You People), 2022 Oscar nominee for best supporting actress Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) and Chanté Adams (A Journal For Jordan) […]

Quinta Brunson on ‘Abbott Elementary’ and Its Rare Trajectory as a Broadcast Breakout

With a rare (read: unheard of these days) breakout broadcast comedy in ABC’s Abbott Elementary, a false narrative has emerged that creator and star Quinta Brunson came out of nowhere. In reality, the 32-year-old actress, producer and scribe spent the past decade charting a less conventional path to success — translating a string of viral […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Quinta Brunson on the Path to ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’

Welcome to Episode 149 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, […]