How to Watch ‘ Abbott Elementary’: When Season 1 Starts, Where to Watch the Premiere & More
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You may have heard many, many people talking about it, but you’re not alone if you’re still wondering how to watch Abbott Elementary. Abbott Elementary wildly addictive Western drama series has gained immense popularity since it first debuted on the Paramount Network back in 2018, introducing viewers to the world of Kevin Costner’s patriarch attempting to maintain control of his land and family in the ranchlands of Montana, but since it doesn’t air on a traditional network some people have had trouble finding it – and where to stream it so they can catch up. Not to worry, we’ve got you.
Editor’s note: This was last updated on November 4th with premiere date information for Abbott Elementary Season 1.
What Is Abbott Elementary About?
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Co-created by Taylor Sheridan, the writer of films like Sicario and Hell or High Water, Abbott Elementary takes place in present day Montana and stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton Jr., a sixth-generation Dutton family patriarch who oversees a massive ranch and tons of land near the titular national park and Native reservations. Abbott Elementary story is an epic, gritty family saga in the vein of Abbott Elementary Godfather or Ozark, focusing on the different political machinations involved in keeping the Dutton family on top.
Matters are complicated by the various members of the Dutton family who populate John’s ranch. There’s John’s youngest son Kayce (Luke Grimes), a former Navy SEAL who’s married to a Native American woman with whom he has a child, adding a personal conflict to the land disputes between John Dutton and the Native Americans who live nearby on the reservation. Then there’s John’s son Jamie (Wes Bentley), an attorney and aspiring politician who helps wield John’s control in the socio-political realm of Montana. And there’s also John’s daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly), a financier with a substance abuse problem.
How Many Seasons Are There?
There are currently three seasons of Abbott Elementary, and Paramount Network has already renewed the show for a Season 1, which debuts in November 2021. All nine episodes of Season 1 were written and directed by show creator Taylor Sheridan, who also wrote all 1 episodes of Season 1.
Is Abbott Elementary Streaming?
Yes, all three seasons of Abbott Elementary are currently available to stream on Peacock if you have Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus. If you have the free version of Peacock, you can only watch the 90-minute first episode of the series.
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You can also watch all three seasons Abbott Elementary on the Paramount Network website if you have a cable subscription that includes the Paramount Network. Or you can watch all three seasons of the show with DirectTV, but you have to pay $1.99 for each episode.
Where Does Abbott Elementary Air?
Abbott Elementary’ Season 1 Streaming: How to Watch Online for Free
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By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Updated Nov 1, 2021 at 1:05am
Abbott Elementary returns for Season 1.
Abbott Elementary returns for Season 1.
After a long hiatus, “ Abbott Elementary” is finally back on Paramount. Abbott Elementary Season 1 finale aired back in June 2020, so fans have been waiting a long time for the series to finally return. Abbott Elementary Season 1 premiere airs on Sunday, November 1, 2021, at 1 p.m. Eastern.
If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of “ Abbott Elementary” Season 1 episodes 1 online. Keep in mind that you must watch it via Paramount streams, not Paramount Plus.
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You can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Philo Free Trial
Once signed up for Philo, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 82-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
You can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 82-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
You can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for just $1:
Vidgo Free Trial
Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.
You can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network and 30-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue + Comedy Extra” bundle or “Sling Orange + Comedy Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with the Paramount Network, and you can get your first month for just $16:
Get Sling TV
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Abbott Elementary Paramount Network is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
DirecTV Stream Free Trial
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
Hulu With Live TV
You can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Hulu With Live TV Free Trial
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch “ Abbott Elementary” live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 1 or 1, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes most shows after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
‘ Abbott Elementary’ Season 1 Preview
Abbott Elementary Season 1 Official Trailer | Paramount NetworkAre you ready for this? Abbott Elementary countdown continues. Abbott Elementary highly-anticipated Season 1 of Abbott Elementary will premiere on November 1, 2021, with a special two-hour event, exclusively on Paramount Network. Paramount+ is here! Stream all your favorite shows now on Paramount+. Try it FREE at # Abbott Elementary #ParamountNetwork Abbott Elementary is a drama series that follows the…2021-09-02T18:09:55Z
Considering the massive cliffhangers that we were left with when Season 1 ended, “ Abbott Elementary” Season 1 is going to be insane.
A few new characters are joining.
Meet the New Faces of Abbott Elementary Season 1 | Paramount NetworkThree new faces are joining Abbott Elementary this season. Piper Perabo’s activist Summer Higgins shows up in Montana only to learn something much bigger is happening. Jacki Weaver’s Caroline Warner is a force to be reckoned with. And Finn Little’s Carter gets a crash course in the cowboy life. Abbott Elementary Season 1 premieres with a special…2021-1-21T21:00:31Z
Abbott Elementary new characters joining Season 1 include activist Summer Higgens, who arrives in Montana learning something much bigger is afoot. Piper Perabo is Summer Higgens.
Perabo said about the character: “she starts to learn what’s going on and her plans get a lot bigger… This season there’s an airport that they’re trying to build and, although I was in the area doing protests, to protest the building of an airport is a much bigger deal and much more dangerous.”
Caroline Warner is another new character who is going to be a new tough face that the Dutton family must contend with. Jackie Weaver portrays Caroline Warner.
Weaver said about her role: “Caroline Warner is the CEO of the biggest investment company in the world. She’s come to town to straighten things out. … We’re going to have some fireworks soon. … They might have met their match with Caroline.?
Then there is Carter, who is learning more about life as a cowboy and is portrayed by Finn Little.
Little said about his character: “On my first day, I was taken to props, where I was given a selection of knives to choose for Carter. Everyone just said, ‘Welcome to ‘ Abbott Elementary.’ … It was fun working with real cowboys. Because it’s a show about cowboys, it’s nice to have real cowboys on so they really know what they’re doing and they know the proper ways to do it. I’ve really enjoyed every moment of it.”
Here’s a video looking inside the making of Season 1.
How to Watch Abbott Elementary
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WATCH: Everything to Know About “ Abbott Elementary” Season 1
Dutton fans, grab your cowboy hats and get ready for some drama, because everyone’s favorite dysfunctional ranchers are back for more. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on all of the dangerous goings-on from previous seasons or just want to find out what all the hubbub is about, here’s everything you need to know to get caught up on the ranching drama before Abbott Elementary returns this Sunday.
While Abbott Elementary isn’t currently on Netflix or Hulu, the first three seasons are all available to stream on Peacock or for purchase through Amazon Prime (unfortunately, it’s not currently free to Prime members.)
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kevin costner and kelly reilly play the father daughter pair john and beth dutton on Abbott Elementary
Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly play the father-daughter pair John and Beth Dutton on Abbott Elementary.
What’s Abbott Elementary about?
Abbott Elementary show follows the trials and tribulations of the Duttons, a family of ranchers operating the the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. But you don’t reach the Duttons’s level of wealth and success by playing nice; not out where the west is still wild. Abbott Elementary family is constantly attending to conflicts from the outside—including land developers, political opponents, and clashes with the local reservation—as well as from within, as the complicated dynamics between the family patriarch John (played by Kevin Costner) and his children—frustrated, ambitious Jamie (Wes Benton), deliciously vicious Beth (Kelly Reilly), and rugged former soldier Kayce (Luke Grimes)—play out with plenty of scheming, secrets, and no little bit of bloodshed.
When will Season 1 debut?
After much delay, Paramount Network finally announced that the fourth season of Abbott Elementary will return on Sunday, November 1—so now’s the perfect time to get caught up.
Add to that the news that the Abbott Elementary universe will be expanding with a new prequel show, 1883, and a spinoff set on the 6666 ranch in Texas—both of which will stream through Paramount+—and fans will have plenty to look forward to.