Nov 8, 2021 - News
"Abbott Elementary": Quinta Brunson's comedy takes on Philly school struggles
Screenshot of Quinta Brunson's Twitter feed

West Philly native and comedian Quinta Brunson wrapped filming of her new workplace comedy "Abbott Elementary" on Saturday.

Why it matters: The comedy's backdrop is a Philadelphia public school.

Details: The show follows a second grade teacher, played by Brunson, and other school staff as they navigate trying to educate students while working in an underfunded school district.

  • In the teaser, Brunson's character has to deal with "reverse flushing" toilets and questionable odors in the school.

The intrigue: It's loosely based on the stories of Brunson's mother, who spent 40 years as a Philadelphia School District teacher.

What's next: "Abbott Elementary" premieres on ABC Dec. 7.

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