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“The Rookie” Season 2 Episode 4 Preview: Mekia Cox Debuts in “Warriors and Guardians”

Exciting new developments are coming this week on ABC’s The Rookie! Star Afton Williamson left the series during the hiatus after alleging harassment and discrimination behind the scenes. This left Nathan Fillion‘s rookie John Nolan without a training officer onscreen. After training with various other officers in the first three episodes of the season, Nolan is finally going […]

"The Rookie" - Royally Great Mekia Cox Cast As Series Regular

“The Rookie” – The Royally Great Mekia Cox Cast As Series Regular

A new training officer is headed to The Rookie! ABC announced Wednesday that Mekia Cox will be joining the cast of The Rookie as a Season 2 series regular. Cox previously appeared as Robin Charles on Chicago Med and as Princess Tiana on Once Upon A Time. She will join The Rookie as Detective Nyla Harper, John Nolan’s (Nathan […]

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“The Rookie” – MOST WANTED: Season Two Premier [PREVIEW]

WANTED: Who: The Rookie Season 2 The Rookie is a police procedural dramedy that stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the Los Angeles Police Department’s oldest rookie. Nolan and his fellow rookies, Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) and Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), navigate personal and professional relationships while learning to be cops. Training officers Tim Bradford […]

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“The Rookie”: eOne Afton Williamson Harassment Investigation Clears Accused [OPINION]

The company that produces ABC‘s The Rookie has released the highly-anticipated results of their investigation into the racial and sexual harassment claims of former star Afton Williamson. On Tuesday, Entertainment One (eOne) released a statement claiming that an “independent investigation” has cleared the individuals accused by Williamson, as well as the Executive Producers, of any wrongdoing. […]

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“The Rookie” Season 2: Is ABC Promising… The Head of Nathan Fillion?!?

With ABC‘s The Rookie looking to start its second-season shift on Sunday, September 29, the network took to Twitter to post a tease of a “big announcement” breaking on Monday, September 16, at 3 p.m. ET. So of course, a blatant promo cliffhanger like that deserves mindless specualtion… Did ABC wise up and move the […]

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“The Rookie” & Afton Williamson: ABC Acts Like They’re New at This [OPINION]

On August 14, the folks at ABC‘s The Rookie posted a new tweet for the first time since star Afton Williamson‘s August 4 allegations of racism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault against the production. The retweet – the first action on the show’s official twitter account in two weeks  is a TV Insider cast interview […]

"The Rookie" Season 2: Afton Williamson Not Returning; Alleges Discrimination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment/Assault

“The Rookie”: Afton Williamson Names Names, Updates Original Allegations Post

On the same day ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke responded to  The Rookie star Afton Williamson‘s allegations that she was not returning for the second season – alleging racial bullying and discrimination as well as instances of bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, the actress returned to Instagram to name names. In the following post […]

"The Rookie" Season 2: Afton Williamson Not Returning; Alleges Discrimination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment/Assault

“The Rookie”: ABC Entertainment Prez Addresses Afton Williamson’s Allegations

A day after ABC‘s The Rookie star Afton Williamson posted on social media that she would not be returning to the Nathan Fillion-starrer for a second season – alleging “racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments” as well as instances of bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke addressed the matter at Monday’s […]


‘The Rookie’: ABC Promotes Nathan Fillion Police Drama to Season 2

After weeks of waiting and hours of announcements regarding other shows, ABC Studios finally confirmed that freshman show The Rookie has been renewed for a sophomore season. Starring Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, LAPD’s oldest rookie, the show produced a solid first season and respectable ratings – as well as fantastic streaming numbers. However, when no renewal announcement […]

‘The Rookie’: After Great Season 1, Why Won’t ABC #RenewTheRookie?

It has been a little over a week since freshman cop dramedy The Rookie ended its first season with a gruesome and dramatic cliffhanger episode. Despite respectable ratings, positive word-of-mouth, social media support, and an active, engaging, and diverse cast, ABC has yet to renew The Rookie for a second season. We all know that ratings are everything, […]



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‘The Rookie’ Season 1, Episode 18: All (Not) Quiet On The “Homefront” [SPOILER REVIEW]

Two weeks after ABC‘s The Rookie suffered a heartbreaking loss in “Greenlight,” the show is right back in its sweet spot. After letting some plot points hang fas the show recovered, this week’s “Homefront” picked up right where things left off. Once again, the show is heartwarming, challenging, funny, and engaging. However, unlike previous episodes, not everyone […]

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 17 “The Shake Up” Is Shockingly Status Quo

Last week’s episode of The Rookie “Greenlight” was intense. The stakes were high, the action was non-stop, and the ending was heartbreaking. Given the shocking character death in “Greenlight,” one would expect this week’s episode, “The Shake Up,” to address the aftermath. However, when viewers catch up with the rookies of the Mid-Wilshire Precinct, things are […]



Dear ABC’s The Rookie: We Want More of Our Badass Women!

ABC‘s freshman cop dramedy The Rookie has a lot of promise. The stories are interesting, the jokes are funny, the subject matter is treated respectfully, and the main character is played by geek idol Nathan Fillion (John Nolan). Additionally, the casting is fantastic! Of eight main character roles–all police officers–half are badass women played by fantastic actors: Alyssa Diaz […]

ABC’s Rookie Preview Highlights Nathan Fillion’s Nervous “New Blood” Cop

Following up on yesterday’s official announcement that Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley‘s light crime drama series The Rookie has received a series order, ABC is sharing a teaser look at the upcoming Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) series. Written by Hawley and directed by Liz Friedlander, the project was the subject of a “competitive situation” that resulted in […]

Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ Gets Its Series Start at ABC

Castle fans barely had time to mourn the loss of star Nathan Fillion‘s presence from their ABC screens (there was Modern Family, but that wasn’t the same…) before today’s news that the network has given a formal series order to Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley‘s light crime drama series The Rookie. Written by Hawley and directed […]