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.