March 30, 2022

ABC announced today that The Rookie has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes with six episodes remaining in the police drama's Season 4 run, which at 22 episodes is its longest to-date.

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 5 of The Rookie as part of the 2022-2023 broadcast season.