The cop drama will be back in 2020-2021.
May 21, 2020
ABC announced today that The Rookie has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes less than two weeks after the drama's sophomore finale, which ended as planned - narrowly escaping the effects of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
The series premiered in 2018 as one of the higher-profile new entries in the network's lineup. Headlined by Nathan Fillion, best known for his seven-year turn on Castle, the show has been met with generally-positive reviews and decent ratings.
In The Rookie, Fillion plays John Nolan, a middle aged man who experiences a life-changing incident that inspires him to pursue his dream of being an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. But as the force's oldest rookie, he must deal with skepticism from senior officers and the demands of keeping up with not only the criminals, but the younger cops in the precinct.
05/28/20 at 09:06pm
Yay, ABC actually renewed something for once. Yes, I am very bitter about all the sitcoms they have cancelled.
05/27/20 at 09:01am
Really like the show and cast. Hope it doesn't change next season. Not sure how they will deal with the show being titled the rookie if it makes it past season 4. I guess it's one of those things as a viewer we ignore.
05/24/20 at 05:51am
This one makes me happy since it falls in the "lighthearted" category of cop shows- if there is such a thing. I realize any procedural has darkness, but the Rookie is nothing like Criminal Minds and that sort. I also really love Nolan's new partner. It is very well cast and written.
05/22/20 at 06:20am
GOOD NEWS !! Both my husband and I love this show !! Like Nathan Fillion and the rest of the Cast !!
05/22/20 at 03:53am
Glad to see they renewed my two favorite shows on ABC - The Rookie and Stumptown!
05/21/20 at 08:35pm
To the anonymous contributor your Comment is wrong of course as the most recent Cop show to get cancelled was Tommy on May 6th and of course Deputy and Hawaii Five-O also both recently got cancelled too.
05/21/20 at 07:56pm
Yay! Just saw a few cancellations that really bugged me so very happy to read the Rookie has been renewed!
05/21/20 at 07:29pm
So happy this has been renewed! Love Nathan Fillion! No waiting to see if ABC wasted my time. At least I can have ONE show on ABC that I have a reason to know their Cable number. Most years they suck. Regular network TV is becoming a dinosaur because ABC, NBC, CBS have lost touch with the people that they actually are marketing to. If I don't watch shows on your network you loose advertising dollars that you so badly need. Listen up... ask us what we want
Don't just read the numbers. We are humans that have the ability to put YOU out of business. PAY ATTENTION
05/21/20 at 07:17pm
One solid, entertaining show.
05/21/20 at 07:09pm
Good News. Enjoyable show.
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