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