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[09/17/20 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Rounds Out Fall Schedule with Announcement of Scripted Drama Series Premiere Dates for 2020-2021 Season
Dates for unscripted and comedy series were previously announced.

[06/17/20 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2020-2021 Prime-Time Schedule
Highlights include a new season of "The Bachelorette" on Tuesday nights.

[05/21/20 - 01:00 PM]
ABC Announces Slate for 2020-2021 Broadcast Season
The programming slate includes renewals for 19 series and two straight-to-series orders from its current crop of pilots.

[11/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces 2020 Midseason Premiere Dates
Highlights include the launch of drama "For Life" and the return of "American Idol."

[10/29/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 29
Updates include: HBO nixes Naomi Watts-led "Game of Thrones" prequel series; AMC cancels "Lodge 49" after two seasons; and Sony Pictures Television moves forward with "Dr. Oz" spin-off.

[10/28/19 - 11:59 AM]
ABC Announces Full-Season Orders for New Fall Series "mixed-ish" and "Stumptown" and a Spring Season Pickup for Sophomore Drama "The Rookie"
ABC's "mixed-ish" is the No. 1 new comedy of the season in Adults 18-49. The new ABC comedy grows to a 1.80 rating with Adults 18-49 across all platforms in L+7.

[10/10/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 10
Updates include: Clive Owen joins Julianne Moore in "Lisey's Story" for Apple TV+; Nicolas Winding Refn brings "Maniac Cop" to HBO; and Hulu's "Harrow" to return for a third season.

[10/02/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 2
Updates include: Mekia Cox joins the cast of ABC's "The Rookie"; Lisa Cholodenko to helm Showtime's "Rita" pilot; and Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen bring "Middle West" to Amazon.

[09/23/19 - 12:00 PM]
The Force Is with ABC as the Network Celebrates "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" During Fall Premiere Week
Viewers will be treated to on-air mentions and surprises from the Star Wars universe, beginning tomorrow night with the award-winning comedy "black-ish" and ending next Monday with "Dancing with the Stars."

[09/17/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 17
Updates include: Kiefer Sutherland, Boyd Holbrook board Quibi's "The Fugitive"; Timothy Olyphant signs onto FX's "Fargo"; and Marilyn Manson is bound for Starz's "American Gods."

[09/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
Stars Realign for ABC's Special "Cast from the Past" Week
Featured will be actors and behind-the-scenes talent from "Blues Brothers 2000," "Castle," "Charmed," "Cheers," "Crazy Rich Asians," "The Drew Carey Show," "Girlfriends," "House," "Think Like a Man" and "Wet Hot American Summer."

[08/04/19 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, August 4
Updates include: The CW's "The 100" to wrap after 100 episodes; Afton Williamson details racism, bullying and sexual harassment on ABC's "The Rookie"; and The CW mulls latest "Arrow"-verse spin-off.

[07/26/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 26
Updates include: Starz cancels "Now Apocalypse" after one season; Amazon developing "I Know What You Did Last Summer" TV series; and Katie Aselton to star in comedian Nate Bargatze's comedy pilot at ABC.

[07/20/19 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, July 20
Updates include: Susanna Thompson to return for final season of The CW's "Arrow"; Ali Larter, Harold Perrineau to visit "The Rookie"; and Burt Ward to drop by The CW's "Crisis on Infinite Earths."

[07/02/19 - 11:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2019-2020 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" will kick things off on Monday, September 16.

[05/15/19 - 05:22 AM]
Disney Television Studios Dominates Broadcast Landscape; Lands 14 New Network Series and Returns 24
"This was our first development season as a collective and our results already demonstrate the scope and power of our studios," commented Craig Hunegs.

[05/14/19 - 06:45 AM]
ABC Unveils 2019-2020 Prime-Time Schedule
Only three new scripted series will debut in the fall - dramas "Emergence" and "Stumptown"; and the "black-ish" comedy spinoff "mixed-ish."

[05/10/19 - 02:13 PM]
"Fresh Off the Boat," "The Rookie" Among Latest Renewals by ABC
"American Housewife," "Bless This Mess," "Single Parents," "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelor" are also due back next season.

[03/21/19 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Announces April Season Finale Dates
"Splitting Up Together," "Fresh Off the Boat," "Speechless" and "The Rookie" will all wrap their current seasons next month.

[02/07/19 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 7
Updates include: Rachel Skarsten set as villain for The CW's "Batwoman"; Julian McMahon to lead "FBI: Most Wanted" at CBS; and Allison Tolman to star in NBC's "Emergence."

[01/24/19 - 12:00 PM]
Love Is All Around as ABC Celebrates With Valentine's Day-Themed Holiday Programming
Two classic Charlie Brown specials, "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" and "A Charlie Brown Valentine," also return for the holiday.

[01/11/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 11
Updates include: Hong Chau cast in HBO's "Watchmen"; John Irwin brings "Funny People" to FOX; and NBC greenlights drama pilots "Emergence," "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist."

[12/12/18 - 11:30 AM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Series "The Fix," "Grand Hotel," "Whiskey Cavalier" and Returning Shows "American Idol," "Match Game" and "For the People"
Plus: "A Million Little Things" moves to Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c starting January 17.

[11/05/18 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Picks Up a Full-Season Order of Freshman Series "The Rookie," Starring Nathan Fillion
The series is improving its time period over the same point last season by 84% in Total Viewers and by 36% in Adults 18-49.

[10/22/18 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 22
Updates include: ABC asks for additional scripts from four series; Hannah Rae cast in TNT's Elisabeth Shue-led "Constance"; and Michael J. Ferguson named regular on Starz's "Power."

[08/06/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 6
Updates include: truTV cancels "The Chris Gethard Show"; Ana Brenda Contreras joins the cast of The CW's "Dynasty"; and Molly McCook, Jet Jurgensmeyer tapped for FOX's "Last Man Standing."

[07/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2018-19 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" will kick things off on Monday, September 24.

[05/15/18 - 01:00 PM]
Video: Trailers of ABC's New Series
Get your first look at "The Rookie," "Whiskey Cavalier," "Single Parents," "The Kids Are Alright," "Grand Hotel," "A Million Little Things" and "The Fix."

[05/15/18 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Unveils 2018-19 Prime-Time Schedule
A total of eight new series have been announced for ABC's 2018-19 season.

[05/09/18 - 02:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 9 - ABC Begins Drama Pickups with "A Million Little Things," "The Rookie"
Nathan Fillion stars in "The Rookie" while David Giuntoli, Romany Malco and James Roday are among the "Things" ensemble.

[03/26/18 - 11:02 PM]
2018 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 11 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[02/27/18 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 27
Updates include: Breckin Meyer, Merrin Dungey join "The Fix" at ABC; Brandon Mychal Smith to lead NBC's "Like Family"; and Adam Scott books return to HBO's "Big Little Lies."

[02/23/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 23
Updates include: Roselyn Sanchez checks into ABC's "Grand Hotel"; Sarah Jeffery latest cast in The CW's "Charmed" reboot; and John Larroquette signs onto ABC's "Three Rivers."

[02/15/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Bokeem Woodbine to lead "Main Justice" for CBS; Kat Dennings cast in ABC's "How May We Hate You"; and Jeffrey Tambor is officially out of Amazon's "Transparent."

[02/12/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 12
Updates include: Hannah Simone is "The Greatest American Hero" for ABC; Jessica Szohr joins the cast of FOX's "The Orville"; and Richard T. Jones signs onto ABC's "The Rookie."

[02/08/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 8
Updates include: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman to reunite on Amazon's "Hanna"; Melissa O'Neil to co-star in ABC's "The Rookie"; and Jennifer Garner to make small screen return in HBO's "Camping."

[02/07/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 7
Updates include: Hart Hanson, Bryan Fuller exit Apple's "Amazing Stories" revival; Kat Coiro, Phillip Noyce and Justin Lin to helm pilots; and Hilary Winston's "25" lands pilot order at CBS.

[01/23/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 23
Updates include: NBC orders four multi-camera comedy pilots; ABC moves forward with a pair of drama pilots; and CBS gives green light to drama pilot "God Friended Me."

[10/26/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 26
Updates include: AMC orders third season of "Preacher"; ABC pulls "Ten Days in the Valley" from Sunday nights; and Aidan Gillen to star in History's "Blue Book."







ROOKIE, THE (ABC)
Returns in Midseason 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's third) on 5/21/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, June 2020) John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. Nolan is continually put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be. "The Rookie" became Sunday's No. 1 scripted broadcast series in its second season with Adults 18-49. "The Rookie" stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford. Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross and Terence Paul Winter are executive producers on the series. "The Rookie" is a co-production with Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez
· Eric Winter as Tim Bradford
· Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper
· Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen
· Nathan Fillion as John Nolan
· Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey
· Titus Makin as Jackson West
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop
· Mercedes Mason as Zoe Andersen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexi Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Bill Norcross as EP
· Jon Steinberg as EP
· Liz Friedlander as DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michelle Chapman as EP
· Nathan Fillion as EP
· Terence Paul Winter as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Entertainment One