No Season 2 for the spinoff series.
November 9, 2023
It is being reported that ABC has cancelled The Rookie: Feds after one season. The news comes six months after the drama wrapped its 22-episode freshman run.
A spinoff of 'The Rookie,' which is going into its sixth season, the series starred Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. When the bureau launches a new unit focused on spending more time on the streets, she steps forward to try and make a difference.
TV jobs are basically short-term.
For this particular show, her raspy voice drove me crazy. I couldn't stand it.
What makes The Rookie great for me is that they have a realistic setup around the troubles and tribulations of being a cop and then they have fun characters and wacky situations around that.
We went from John Nolan having trouble keeping up with the young Rookies when chasing suspects/jumping over fences to Simone Clark casually ignoring rules and procedure at one of the most stick-up-the-ass institutions, the FBI and instead winging it based on her gut feeling. Also, I'm not buying her chasing any suspects with that non-aerodynamic frame, I'm sorry.
And yeah, the level of wokeness has been constantly increasing in the Rookie universe. I can't help but notice small things such as how all the women are super-competent in The Rookie whereas the men often do dumb stuff which causes problems that the women then have to fix.
Also, apparently only women are smart enough to be detectives in The Rookie and I guess nobody wonders how a 100-pound Bailey Nune barrels through blocked doors or carries much bigger humans out of burning buildings. As well as apparently being good at a bunch of cop things too.
Rookie Feds was just too much. Too much lack of realism for viewers to buy the premise, too much focusing on Simone Clark's relationships and her dad's relationships and then by the end of the season everyone else's relationships. Not enough believable FBI stuff and too much LA mumbo-jumbo.
The actress was not fit to be FBI, her clothing was outlandish, and I knew that the new show would be a flop.
The networks just can't help themselves pushing the 'woke agenda'.
I found Robertson had a good, interesting enough character. I do feel badly for the cast & crew as everyone probably did their best to make the series succeed, yet may shows just don't make it. This means the cast & crew are once again looking for work, which I'm sure can become a tough career in which to keep going.
I do see a few of the stars were able to find more work besides just this series over the prior year or two. Do keep up the good work for the next venture, whatever that may be.
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