Melissa O’Neil



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 […]

The Rookie: Ray Donovan’s Alyssa Diaz Joins ABC Drama Series

The precinct at ABC‘s The Rookie continues to get crowded, with word that Ray Donovan‘s Alyssa Diaz has been charged as a series regular in the light crime drama series. Written by former Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley and executive produced by series star Nathan Fillion (Castle), the Mark Gordon/Entertainment One and ABC Studios production also […]


Dark Matter

Syfy Pulls The Plug On Dark Matter After Three Seasons

Syfy has pulled the plug on Dark Matter after three seasons. Last weeks airing of the third season finale will now be the series finale. Dark Matter followed an intergalactic crew that awakens on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or why they are there. The series starred: Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, […]

Dark Matter Returns And It’s Time For War

Syfy has released a trailer for the third season of Dark Matter that kicks off this weekend. In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to try to […]