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‘Abbott Elementary’ renewed for season two, Kanye and D.L. Hughley exchange words, and Dolly Parton wants Beyoncé to remake ‘Jolene’



The hit ABC comedy series Abbott Elementary has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Monday. 

The news was shared on Instagram, in a clever schoolwide “memo” sent from the desk of principal Ava Coleman, who is played by Janelle James.

“The camera crew I hired to showcase all that I’ve made happen at our beautiful school thinks I’m a star,” the memo jokes. “With that said, it is with great pleasure that I share they’ll be returning for the 2022-2023 school year! That’s right — Abbott Elementary Season Two is coming to a screen near you.”

According to Deadline, the show was ABC’s strongest comedy telecast of a new or returning series among the 18-49 demographic in nearly two years, with 9 million viewers tuning in for its December premiere. 

Star and creator of the show, Quinta Brunson, shared the exciting news on her Instagram with the caption, “Let’s get it.”

Kanye West fired back at D.L. Hughley over the weekend, after the comedian shared his thoughts about Kanye’s “stalker”-like behavior towards his ex, Kim Kardashian

In response to D.L.’s thoughts that the “difference between him [Kanye] and a restraining order is about 20 hits and a couple of hundred million dollars,” Kanye shared a series of Instagram posts, including a Googled snapshot of the comedian with the caption, “DL lives in Calabasas???????? Yooooo God is good.”

D.L. responded to Kanye in a series of posts on Twitter.

Country star Dolly Parton says she would love for Beyoncé to cover her 1973 hit “Jolene.” 

In a recent interview with The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah, Parton said, “I would just love to hear ‘Jolene’ done in just a big way, kind of like how Whitney [Houston] did my ‘I Will Always Love You.'”

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