School is back in session at Abbott Elementary, 3 ways to watch season 3

Follow our watch guide to learn how to watch on ABC, Fubo TV, and Hulu.

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Oh my goodness you guys, the anticipation for Abbott Elementary season 3 is just off the charts! I absolutely can't wait for this awesome comedy to come back, and thankfully the time has come. School is back in session everyone, please be seated. Abbott Elementary season 3 premieres tonight, Feb. 7, 2024 on ABC!

Of course ABC is the main spot to tune in, but that's not your only watch option. And that's why I'm here, to give you a thorough watch guide so you don't miss an episode this season! Plus to celebrate the return of the show, we're getting a two-parter. Yay! There are three ways to watch Abbott Elementary season 3:

  • TV: Live on ABC
  • Online: Live on Fubo TV
  • Streaming: Next day on Hulu
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How to watch Abbott Elementary season 3 live

With the extended wait this season, I'm sure many of us just can't wait to tune in live. And it's going to be the same like that each week too. Abbott Elementary season 3 airs new episodes Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET.

Release time by time zone

  • Eastern: 9 p.m. ET
  • Central: 7:30 p.m. CT
  • Pacific: 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Mountain: 6:30 p.m. MT

You have two ways of watching the third season live. The first is through your cable provider to access ABC. Lots of us broadcast fans already have cable as the networks provide plenty of content for us to watch. The other way is to watch live is through Fubo TV and platforms similar to it. This would be a subscription you purchase online, but the episodes will be broadcast live on them. Fubo TV is currently offering a 7-day free trial, so you could watch the premiere for free. But you'll need something for the rest of the season! Check out all the platforms ABC is offered on below:


Prices and Packages


* free 7-day trial

Pro: $74.99/month

Elite: $84.99/month

Premier: $94.99/month

Latino: $32.99/month


* free 5-day free trial

Entertainment: $69.99/month

Choice: $84.99/month

Ultimate: $114.99/month

Premier: $159.99/month

YouTube TV

* free 7-day trial


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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How to watch on streaming

Some of us don't mind waiting an extra day, and that's ok! Or you know, life happens and you miss an episode live. That's why streaming services are a really convenient option to have. New episodes of Abbott Elementary season 3 stream on Hulu Thursdays. This is the day after the installments air live. An exact time of when the platform will add new episodes isn't known right now. But it should be by early morning.

O course if you have Hulu + Live TV, then the streamer is already included in that package. However if you just want to get Hulu, you can do so for $7.99/month with ads or $17.99/month without ads. It's really based on your preference what you choose.

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 start streaming
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What's to come in the new season

The third season of the ABC comedy series will see the return of all the main cast members, and will have a total of 14 episodes. Unfortunately it's a shortened season due to the Hollywood strikes delaying productions. But, I'm not going to complain! It's been 10 months since a new episode has been available to us, so we'll take what we can get.

The first two episodes, titled "Career Day Par 1" and "Career Day Part 2" air this evening starting at 9 p.m. ET and going on until 10 p.m ET. The premiere will start off with a new year at Abbott Elementary, with Janine "as eager as ever," per the synopsis. She uses that energy to plan a district-wide Career Day. Elsewhere, Ava "has a new approach to her job, and Melissa is asked a surprising question."

In episode 3 airing Feb. 14, "Gregorys Garden Goofballs" will see the teacher "hesitant" when some students start spending their lunch time in his classroom since he's looked at as the "cool teacher," per the synopsis. Janine's ex-boyfriend Tariq makes an appearance, shocking Barbara by dating the mother of one of her students. And finally, Janine and Jacob try to hire an ASL interpreter.

I don't know about you, but I'd love to finally see Janine and Gregory get together. Though I don't think that's going to be the case. Based on the trailer, the two claim that they're fine. Though we'll probably see some awkwardness between them for a while. Will they be able to move past their kiss? We'll find out soon!

Abbot Elementary season 3 airs new episodes Wednesday nights on ABC, with episodes streaming on Hulu the next day.

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