The Rookie


"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, […]


'Into the Dark': Martha Higareda, 4 More Join July 4th Installment "Culture Shock"

'Into the Dark': Martha Higareda, 4 More Join July 4th Installment "Culture Shock"

Hulu's holiday horror anthology Into the Dark has signed up a new cast of victims/actors for July 4th installment "Culture Shock." Previously-announced Richard Cabral (Mayans M.C.) will be joined by Martha Higareda (Queen of the South, Altered Carbon), Shawn Ashmore (The Rookie), Barbara Crampton (You're Next, Re-Animator), Felipe de Lara (The Lord of the Skies), […]


The Rookie Season 1 Episode 18 - All Is Not Quiet On The "Homefront"

'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 […]




'The Rookie' Season 1 "Caught Stealing" Is All Shades Of Gray [SPOILER REVIEW]

Sometimes being a grown-up is hard. Being a grown-up in a position of power, a position where you may be tempted to take advantage of that power, is even harder. This week's episode of ABC's The Rookie "Caught Stealing" is all about the moral and legal gray areas that police officers may find themselves in. For our […]


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 […]

The Rookie Faces a 'Standoff' in Series' Midseason Return (VIDEO)

ABC's new drama series The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, a 40 year old rookie police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Nolan and his fellow rookies Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.) and Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) have to learn their jobs, try not to piss off their training officers, and get past their […]


ABC's Fall 2018-2019 Schedule: Alec Baldwin Talk Show, Friday Comedy Block Returns and More

As the networks, channels and streaming services continue to razzle-dazzle Madison Avenue ad execs with upfront presentations, ABC unveiled their Fall 2018-19 schedule. With 10 half-hour comedy series on their slate, the network continues to lead the broadcast networks when it comes to comedy; and that includes revisiting some older initiatives. ABC is reopening their Friday […]