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‘The Rookie’ Renewed For Season 4 By ABC

‘The Rookie’ Renewed For Season 4 By ABC
Amid strong ratings, ABC has picked up a fourth season of cop drama The Rookie. Created by Alexi Hawley, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Rookie averages nearly 10 million total viewers this season (9.80 million) after 35 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms, up from 6.14 million viewers over its initial Live+Same Day average. The series also more than quadruples (+342%) its Live+Sd adults 18-49 rating after 35 days of multiplatform viewing (2.12 rating).

The show, which also stars Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter, is produced by Entertainment One and ABC Signature.

Hawley exec produces with Mark Gordon, Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross and Terence Paul Winter.

The news came the same day ABC made decisions on several scripted series, including bringing back Black-ish for an eighth and
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‘Goldbergs,’ ‘Conners,’ ‘Rookie,’ ‘Million Little Things,’ ‘Home Economics’ Renewed at ABC

‘Goldbergs,’ ‘Conners,’ ‘Rookie,’ ‘Million Little Things,’ ‘Home Economics’ Renewed at ABC
Comedies “The Goldbergs,” “The Conners,” and “Home Economics” and dramas “The Rookie” and “A Million Little Things” have all been renewed at ABC.

The Goldbergs” has been renewed for Season 9. The series stars Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Sam Lerner and Patton Oswalt (as the narrator). Fellow star George Segal passed away in March. The show paid tribute to Segal twice after his passing, first with an “In Memoriam” end card on the March 24 episode and then with a longer video montage at the end of the April 7 episode.

The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg, who also executive produces. Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Chris Bishop, Annette Davis, Mike Sikowitz, David Guarascio and McLendon-Covey also executive produce. It is produced by Happy Madison, Doug Robinson Productions and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The Conners” has been renewed for Season
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‘The Rookie’ Adds Jason Canela To Season 3 Cast In Recurring Role; Jordan Belfi To Recur In NBC’s ‘Good Girls’

‘The Rookie’ Adds Jason Canela To Season 3 Cast In Recurring Role; Jordan Belfi To Recur In NBC’s ‘Good Girls’
Exclusive: ABC’s The Rookie has added Jason Canela to its upcoming season three in a recurring role.

Canela will play Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire. He will first appear in the upcoming episode titled “Brave Heart.”

Created by Alexi Hawley, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. The show, which also stars Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter, is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Signature.

Hawley executive produces with Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross and Terence Paul Winter.

Canela, who is also a singer and dancer, made his television debut in Telemundo’s Donta Esta Elisa before appearing in telenovelas Cosita Linda and Ruta 35. He acted in A&e’s The Glades,
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‘The Rookie’: Camille Guaty Joins ABC Drama As Recurring In Season 3

‘The Rookie’: Camille Guaty Joins ABC Drama As Recurring In Season 3
Exclusive: Daytime Divas alumna Camille Guaty is set for a multi-episode arc on ABC’s The Rookie.

Guaty will play Sandra De la Cruz, a businesswoman with nefarious connections who has been the target of a murder attempt. Her character will be introduced in the Sunday, January 17 episode titled “La Fiera.”

Created by Alexi Hawley, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.

The show, which also stars Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter, is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Signature.

Hawley exec produces with Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross and Terence Paul Winter.

Guaty is known for her starring role on VH1’s dramedy series Daytime Divas, where she played Nina, an award-winning journalist and one of the five co-hosts on the popular talk show,
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‘The Rookie’: ABC Cop Drama Adjusts Production Schedule Following Covid-19 Cases

‘The Rookie’: ABC Cop Drama Adjusts Production Schedule Following Covid-19 Cases
Exclusive: The Rookie is modifying its production schedule after a number of positive Covid-19 tests.

Deadline understands that the ABC cop drama is going to reduce the shooting schedule for the rest of December as a result of the new cases, which were discovered through its strict health and safety protocols.

The positive tests came in the production’s Zone A, which includes cast, meaning that the L.A.-shot show, which is produced by eOne and ABC Signature, had to reconfigure its plans.

“The Rookie season three has moved to an alternate production schedule with limited production still underway, seeing the winter hiatus starting earlier than expected for most of the cast and crew following confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in Zone A through a routine screening, in adherence with strict health and safety protocols,” a spokesman told Deadline. “Together with our partners at ABC Signature, eOne wishes to
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‘The Rookie’: Creator Alexi Hawley Says Season 3 Will Take “Warts And All” Look At LAPD & Police Brutality

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‘The Rookie’: Creator Alexi Hawley Says Season 3 Will Take “Warts And All” Look At LAPD & Police Brutality
The Rookie seeks to challenge the status quo of cop shows when it returns for its its third season in January.

During a panel with ABC7’s Mark Brown, creator Alexi Hawley teased what’s to come in the new season and explained how the show will incorporate the ongoing conversations about police brutality sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd in May. Hawley, joined by members of The Rookie cast and writing team, explained that the current social climate heavily influenced the upcoming plotlines.

“It gave us a rare opportunity to really get into a lot of different topics. To talk about so many different aspects of policing – from stuff that happens on the streets to the stuff that happens on the stations, warts and all of the LAPD and policing in general, how hard it is to fire a bad cop, to make change in the system.
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‘The Rookie’ Continues Production as Five Crew Members Test Positive for Covid-19

‘The Rookie’ Continues Production as Five Crew Members Test Positive for Covid-19
The Rookie” is the latest show to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of five production crew members on the ABC drama have tested positive for coronavirus, Variety has confirmed with sources. Despite the outbreak, the show’s producer Entertainment One has made the decision to continue production, stopping briefly for a “deep cleaning” of the set.

A spokesperson for eOne confirmed that four crew members tested positive on Oct. 21, followed by an additional “unrelated positive case” on Oct. 26. The studio says the five individuals in question have been self-isolating since the results came in, and other crew members who might have come in close contact with them have been notified. News of the positive cases comes after ABC pushed the show’s third outing to later in the 2020-21 season, as it announced the return of multiple other scripted series in November.

eOne says their actions have
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ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ Will Address Issue Of Police Brutality In Season 3

ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ Will Address Issue Of Police Brutality In Season 3
Cop dramas have been under the microscope following the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against police brutality.

ABC’s The Rookie, which stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, is taking steps to address these issues as it heads into season three.

ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke told Deadline that creator Alexi Hawley has brought in a number of experts to discuss the issues around policing in America in 2020.

“Alexi Hawley is a really thoughtful ally and partner and has been in the writers’ room for some time, already planning to address the current conversation going on around police work,” she said. “I’m impressed with his thoughtfulness and leadership about hearing and adapting the current conversations to the storylines. It’s a diverse writers room and I’m hearing that the conversations going on in that room are inspired and give
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‘Stumptown,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘The Rookie’ Land Full Season Orders at ABC

ABC has given full season orders to freshman shows “Stumptown” and “Mixed-ish” as well as sophomore series “The Rookie.”

Both “Stumptown” and “Mixed-ish” are produced solely by ABC Studios, while “The Rookie” is a co-production between ABC Studios and eOne.

This marks the first full season pick ups for any of ABC’s fall shows thus far. “Mixed-ish” has received an order for nine more episodes, while “The Rookie” has been picked up for an additional seven. The final episode count for “Stumptown” has not yet been determined.

“This fall, ‘Stumptown’ has delivered a rich, inventive and fun thrill ride each week with a stellar cast that features one of the most fearless female characters at the center; ‘mixed-ish’ has established itself as one of the sharpest, funniest and most original new comedies of the season; and ‘The Rookie’ has continued to bring compelling storytelling and powerful performances to its passionate and loyal fan base,
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‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Stumptown’ Get Full-Season Orders From ABC

‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Stumptown’ Get Full-Season Orders From ABC
ABC has given full-season pickups to its new fall comedies “Mixed-ish” and “Stumptown,” as well as the sophomore drama “The Rookie,” the network announced on Monday.

That marks full-season orders for two of the three new shows that ABC debuted this fall, leaving only the sci-fi thriller “Emergence” awaiting word of its fate from the network. Meanwhile, “The Rookie,” which was renewed for a 13-episode second season back in May, now has been picked up for a full season.

“This fall, ‘Stumptown’ has delivered a rich, inventive and fun thrill ride each week with a stellar cast that features one of the most fearless female characters at the center; ‘mixed-ish’ has established itself as one of the sharpest, funniest and most original new comedies of the season; and ‘The Rookie’ has continued to bring compelling storytelling and powerful performances to its passionate and loyal fan base,” ABC boss Karey Burke said in a statement.
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‘The Rookie’: Mekia Cox Joins ABC Cop Show As New Series Regular In Season 2

‘The Rookie’: Mekia Cox Joins ABC Cop Show As New Series Regular In Season 2
Exclusive: Once Upon a Time alumna Mekia Cox is returning to ABC with a series regular role on the upcoming second season of the network’s light cop drama The Rookie starring Nathan Fillion.

Cox will play Detective Nyla Harper. After a four-year stint working undercover, Nyla Harper nearly lost herself. Now she’s putting the uniform back on, hoping to find normalcy again as she takes on the role of training officer. However, with her home life in disarray, and the demons of undercover life still in her head, Nyla’s got as much to learn as she does to teach. Her character first appears in the upcoming fourth episode “Warriors and Guardians.”

While this is a brand new character, the addition of Cox will likely help fill the void left by the departure of original series regular Mercedes Mason, whose character was killed off in Episode 19 of Season
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ABC Renews ‘The Rookie’ And Four Comedies Including ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

ABC has renewed a flurry of shows, including Season 2 of cop drama “The Rookie” and four comedies. “Fresh Off the Boat” will receive a sixth season, “American Housewife” is getting a fourth, and both “Bless This Mess” and “Single Parents” are returning for Season 2, respectively.

The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as the oldest rookie on the Los Angeles police force after starting over to pursue his dream of being a cop. Alexi Hawley serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Mark Gordon, Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers. Entertainment One (eOne) was the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios.”

The Rookie” averaged 4.17 million total live viewers during its season, as well as a 0.73 in the 18-49 demographic.

Set in the ’90s, “Fresh Off the Boat” centers on hip-hop loving teenager Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family, who have adjusted to Orlando and the suburban American lifestyle.
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ABC Renews Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ For Second Season

ABC Renews Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ For Second Season
Cop drama The Rookie will be hitting the streets of L.A. again for ABC.

Heading into next week’s Upfronts, the Disney-owned network has decided to renew the Nathan Fillion led series for a second season.

The pick-up for another cycle comes as ratings have been strong-ish for the show. The Rookie has averaged a 1.4 demo rating and 7.59 total viewers season-to-date.

In the show that debuted last October, Castle vet Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most men are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a police officers. Now, surrounded by newbies that are decades younger than him, a much-mocked Nolan has to weave through personal and professional challenges and gain the respect of his colleagues to make his second shot at life count.
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‘The Rookie’ Starring Nathan Fillion Gets Back Order From ABC

ABC has picked up seven additional episodes of its new cop dramedy series The Rookie, bringing its freshman-season order to 20 episodes. It is considered a full-season order by ABC as The Rookie launched almost a month after the beginning of the broadcast season.

Toplined by Castle star Nathan Fillion, ABC’s The Rookie has not been a breakout but it has improved ABC’s severely ratings-challenged Tuesday’s 10 Pm slot, especially in total viewers where it is up 84% (8.3 million vs. 4.5 million) versus last fall in most current numbers. In adults 18-49, the improvement is 36% (1.5 rating vs. 1.1). In Live+7 Day ratings for the premiere, The Rookie drew an average audience of 9.7 million viewers and a 1.8 in adults 18-49 to rank as ABC’s top series debut in the Tuesday’s 10 Pm hour in more than 7 1/2 years.

The Rookie joins the other ABC new hourlong series, A Million Little Things, as well
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ABC Gives Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ a Full-Season Order

ABC Gives Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ a Full-Season Order
ABC has given its Nathan Fillion-drama “The Rookie” a full season order, the network said on Monday.

The Rookie” stars Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O’Neil, Afton Williamson and Eric Winter.

At an age where most are at the peak of their career, John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) casts aside his comfortable, small-town life and moves to La to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years younger, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

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The Rookie” is a co-production between Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios. Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg and Bill Norcross are executive producers on the series.
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‘The Rookie’ Picked Up for Full Season at ABC

ABC has ordered additional episodes of “The Rookie.”

The freshman drama starring Nathan Fillion has been picked up for seven additional episodes, bringing its first season to 20 total. It is the latest example of a broadcast series this season being picked up for a full season that will not consist of the longheld standard of 22 episodes.

Fillion stars as John Nolan, a middle-aged man who fulfills his dream of becoming an Lapd officer. But few on the force are impressed with the oldest rookie the department has ever seen.

In addition to Fillion, the series stars Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

The Rookie” is a co-production between Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios. Alexi Hawley
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Nathan Fillion Cop Drama ‘The Rookie’ Sells To 160 Territories Including UK’s Sky & France’s M6 Via eOne

British pay-tv giant Sky and French commercial broadcaster M6 are among the broadcasters in 160 territories that have picked up Nathan Fillion cop drama The Rookie ahead of its ABC debut.

Producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has closed the deals ahead of its TX on October 16.

NBCUniversal International Networks has picked it up across Latin America), while Italy’s Rai, Spain’s TNT, Africa’s M-Net, New Zealand’s Three, Greece’s Cosmote TV and Sony Pictures Television’s networks in Portugal, Russia and Central Europe have all signed on to the show.

In The Rookie, Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous,
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‘The Rookie’: Danny Nucci To Recur On ABC’s Crime Drama Series

‘The Rookie’: Danny Nucci To Recur On ABC’s Crime Drama Series
Former The Fosters lead Danny Nucci is set for a key recurring role on ABC’s straight-to-series light crime drama The Rookie, starring and executive produced by Castle alum Nathan Fillion.

Written by former Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley, The Rookie stars Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

Nucci will play Detective Sanford Motta, a tough major assault crimes detective in the station.

In addition to Fillion, the series stars Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey,
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ABC New Series Trailers: ‘The Rookie’, ‘The Fix’, The Kids Are Alright’, ‘Single Parents’, More

ABC has released some of the trailers for its new comedies and dramas as part of the 2018-19 series orders. You can watch the first seven below.

The Kids Are Alright — Comedy

Produced by ABC Studios. From writer/executive producer Tim Doyle and director/executive producer Randall Einhorn.

Single Parents — Comedy

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. Writer writer/executive producer J.J. Philbin, executive producers Liz Meriwether, Katherine Pope and Jason Winer, who also directs.

The Fix — Drama

Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville. From writers/executive producers Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain and Marcia Clark and executive producers David Hoberman Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks and director Larysa Kondracki.

Grand Hotel — Drama

Produced by ABC Studios, UnbeliEVAble and Beta. From writer/executive producer Brian Tanen and executive producers Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Oliver Bachert, Christian Gock, Ramon Campos, Teresa Fernandez-Valdes and director Ken Olin.

A Million Little Things
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ABC Fall 2018-2019 Trailers: ‘The Rookie,’ ‘A Million Little Things,’ ‘Kids Are Alright’ (Watch)

ABC has released the first trailers for their upcoming fall shows following the release of their 2018-2019 fall schedule on Tuesday.

Of the trailers released today, comedy “The Kids Are Alright” and dramas “The Rookie” and “A Million Little Things” will debut this fall. “Schooled,” “Whiskey Cavalier,” “Grand Hotel,” and “The Fix” will debut at midseason.

Watch the trailers and read the official series descriptions below.

The Kids Are Alright”–Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. Et

Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary to go off and “save the world.
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