May 14, 2021

ABC announced today that The Rookie has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news comes just days ahead of this Sunday's season finale, which will wrap the police drama's shorter-than-normal 14-episode run.

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 garners 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.

Look for Season 4 of The Rookie during the 2021-2022 season, likely as a midseason entry.