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  • Premiered: 
    March 28, 2019
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Josh Malmuth 
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Plot Synopsis

This unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby's backyard is the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To maintain the perfect bar ecosystem, all patrons must abide by a specific set of rules. This includes no cell phones (not even to look something up), understanding that earning a seat at the bar takes time to rise through the hierarchy and knowing that losing a challenge may have some unpleasant and unpalatable drink-related repercussions. As bar owner, Abby has found her true calling, hosting friends and newcomers alike. No nonsense, Abby is ex-military, having served two tours as a Staff Sergeant in the Marines. Her world is shaken when new landlord Bill, who recently inherited the house from his deceased aunt, unexpectedly shows up citing all kinds of reasons why the whole venture is illegal. Newly divorced, he is a cautious worrier and definite non-risk-taker who eventually warms to the place and agrees to let the bar remain open, provided Abby makes some changes. Bar regulars include: Fred, a fixture at the bar who is grateful for a place to enjoy a beer and conversation -- and refuses to allow some bureaucratic busybody to disrupt his perfect refuge; Beth, a harried mom living next door who can escape the madness of her home life while still keeping an eye on things from her perch atop a bar stool; Rosie, the bar manager who prides herself on having memorized all 162 rules and regulations; and James, the gentle scaredy-cat of a bouncer who crumbles in the face of confrontation. ABBY'S premieres Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC.
On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:30pm ET/PT, NBC premiered the series finale of ABBY'S. In the series ender, "The Fish," when Bill admits to the group that he has Padres season tickets behind home plate that he lost in his divorce, the gang forces him to invite his ex-wife to the bar to reclaim the tickets.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television
  • Produced by Fremulon
  • Produced by Waila Inc.
  • Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment


  • - San Diego, California USA

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • March 28, 2019: TV's first multi-camera comedy series to be shot entirely outdoors, with stage and audience outside.