The Rookie, which is in it’s first season on ABC, has been picked up for 7 additional episodes to bring it to total of 20 episodes equating to a full season order. The cop dramedy series is headlined by former Castle star Nathan Fillion. The Rookie has improved ABC’s ratings on Tuesday late night and is the best debut for them in that slot for over seven years.
The Rookie is an American crime drama television series created for ABC by Alexi Hawley. The series follows John Nolan, a forty-year-old man, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. The series is produced by ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.
The series stars Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O’Neil, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz, and Mercedes Mason. In October 2017, The Rookie received a series order from ABC, and premiered on October 16, 2018. In November 2018, The Rookie was picked up for full season of 20 episodes.