April 17, 2023

ABC announced today that The Rookie has been picked up for a sixth season. The news comes with three episodes remaining in the police drama's Season 5 run, which at 22 episodes matches its longest to-date.

The series premiered in 2018 as a high-profile new entry in the network's lineup. Headlined by Nathan Fillion, the show has consistently garnered solid ratings year in and year out. Season 6 will see it surpass the 100-episode milestone.

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 6 of The Rookie as part of the 2023-2024 broadcast season.