Surprise! Abbott Elementary will air a new episode right after Oscars 2024: Here's how and when to watch

Be sure to tune in March 10, 2024 on ABC, plus get an early look at the episode thanks to the promo images.

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If you're like me and follow the schedule of Abbott Elementary season 3 religiously and eagerly await new episodes, you probably noticed that this past Wednesday on March 6 there was no new episode on ABC. Well, there's a reason for that! Abbott Elementary will debut a new episode right after the Oscars 2024 awards ceremony.

So when is that? Abbott Elementary airs a new episode on Sunday, March 10, 2024 after Oscars 2024. While it may seem strange to change up the date for this episode from Wednesday to Sunday, it's actually a very smart idea on the network's end. It's expected that many viewers will be tuning in to the Oscars (check out our watch guide here!), and those viewers are likely to stick around to watch Abbott Elementary afterwards. The comedy is already a huge hit on ABC, and this might help expose it even more for those who haven't checked it out yet. Keep reading for details on how to tune in!

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Watch a new episode live on TV

The 2024 Academy Awards are expected to go on for around three and a half hours and wrap up at 10:30 p.m. ET. So that means the new episode of Abbott Elementary, season 3 episode 6, will air starting at 10:32 p.m. ET and end at around 11:02 p.m. ET on ABC.

While the network has a couple of minutes between the Oscars and the comedy, don't be surprised if the awards ceremony goes a bit long, and the sitcom is delayed by a few minutes. It's possible the Academy Awards will go a little bit over time. ABC is of course offered through a cable provider, as well as the following platforms: FuboTV, DIRECTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV. Check out a breakdown of the prices and packages available below:


Prices and Packages


Pro: $74.99/month

Elite: $84.99/month

Premier: $94.99/month

Latino: $32.99/month


Entertainment: $69.99/month

Choice: $84.99/month

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Premier: $159.99/month

YouTube TV


Hulu + Live TV

Live TV Only: $75.99/month

Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $76.99/month

Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $81.99/month

Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $89.99/month

Sling TV

Orange: $40/month (does not include ABC)

Blue: $45/month (includes ABC)
* Available in most cities

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Watch on streaming

Us eager fans like to watch episodes live when they first go up, but sometimes we can't all make it on time. Or, you might want to rewatch the episode because you like it so much! Either way, the new episode of the comedy will also be available to stream on Hulu the next day. That would be Monday, March 11, 2024. The streamer offers $7.99/month with ads or $17.99/month with no ads. If you get Hulu + Live TV though, the service will already be included.

How to sign up for Hulu

  • Visit the Hulu sign up page
  • Choose Hulu (with ads) or Hulu (no ads)
  • Create an account by entering a username and a password
  • Enter your chosen payment method
  • Login to stream the Oscars!
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What to expect (plus new photos!)

Above we already shared some of the first-look images, and there's more below. Abbott Elementary season 3 episode 6, "Willard R. Abbott," will see the school "deemed a Philadelphia historical landmark," per the synopsis. Ava and Janine are very excited about this, but Barbara and Melissa are "not as impressed." These two usually have the wisdom behind their reasoning. I wonder why this news hasn't impacted them in a positive way. Hmm...

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The group decides to host a celebration in honor of Willard R. Abbott, which the school is named after. But, some things don't go as planned. It looks like actress June Diane Raphael will be guest starring once again, most likely back for the celebration. If you think back, she plays Elizabeth Washington who is the Chief Education Officer for the Philadelphia Board of Education. The actress previously appeared in season 2 episode 20, "Educator of the Year."

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So for the one night, Abbott is moving to a Sunday night and we couldn't be more excited! Of course that does mean we've had to wait a little bit longer for a new episode. But that's ok, it's coming soon. Plus, technically this week we get two episodes so I'm not going to complain. Read on below for the details!

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Will Abbott Elementary air a new episode on March 13, 2024?

So the great news is that the series will also premiere a new episode on Wednesday next week. So yes, Abbott Elementary will be new on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 in addition to the new installment on Sunday! This is the show's regular time slot, and we get double the Abbott. You definitely won't hear me complaining.

Season 3 episode 7, "Librarian," airs at 9 p.m. ET. Janine "spearheads a pilot program that brings a librarian to Abbott," per the synopsis. BUt things don't go smoothly when "friction arises" between the librarian and one of the teachers. This will put Janine in a tough spot between the two. Elsewhere, Melissa and Jacob "deal with some big changes at home."

Abbott Elementary season 3 airs new episodes Wednesday nights on ABC. Catch a special broadcast on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at around 10:32 p.m. ET after Oscars 2024. Stream the next day on Hulu.

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