The Rookie



“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” Season 2 Episode 3 – In “The Bet,” Honesty Wins [SPOILER REVIEW]

ABC‘s police procedural dramedy The Rookie won hearts, minds, and viewers in its first season. The show had the perfect storm of comedy, drama, and attitude. John Nolan, Nathan Fillion‘s forty-year-old rookie brought life experience and a quirky sense of humor. But Nolan’s irreverent perspective is balancedby the drama of his cases and the matter-of-fact perspective […]

“The Rookie” Season 2 “The Bet” Blasts The Past With Guest Cast-le [PREVIEW]

Bring on the drama! It is “Cast from the Past” week on ABC, and Nathan Fillion‘s former Castle co-stars are making trouble for John Nolan on The Rookie. Both Seamus Deaver and Jon Huertas from Castle will be guest starring in “The Bet,” the third episode of the season. Hopefully, the guest stars will inject some much-needed […]


"The Rookie" Season 2 Episode 2 Preview - Nolan Is Gonna Be Up All Night

“The Rookie” Season 2 Episode 2 Preview – Nolan Is Gonna Be Up All Night

As The Rookie rolls into the second episode of Season 2, “The Night General,” everything is unsettled. John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) is without a permanent training officer, though not for long. Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) just called her training officer a hypocrite. Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.) almost failed his rookie exam, told high school […]

"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” SHOCKS With Season 2 Guest Star Announcement

ABC‘s The Rookie used the last twenty-four hours to put their fans through an emotional rollercoaster. At about 3 p.m. EDT Sunday afternoon, the show’s official Twitter account posted a countdown clock promising a “big announcement” on Monday afternoon. The countdown – which featured Nathan Fillion‘s floating head – told fans to expect big news at […]

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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, […]