ABC Announces Spring Season Pickup for "The Rookie"

ABC Announces Spring Season Pickup for "The Rookie"

ABC has given The Rookie a spring season pickup, Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today.

"This fall, Stumptown has delivered a rich, inventive and fun thrill ride each week with a stellar cast that features one of the most fearless female characters at the center; mixed-ish has established itself as one of the sharpest, funniest and most original new comedies of the season; and The Rookie has continued to bring compelling storytelling and powerful performances to its passionate and loyal fan base," said Burke. "Thanks to the brilliant creative teams behind these series, along with the phenomenal casts and crews, for delivering three incredibly entertaining and distinctive shows. We're so proud of this great crop of shows that are all off to strong starts this fall, and we can't wait to bring more fantastic episodes to our schedule this season."

Rookie Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) meets his new Training Officer, Nyla Harper (Mekia Cox)

Season to date, The Rookie is improving its new Sunday time slot for ABC by triple digits in Total Viewers (+214%) and Adults 18-49 (+175%), marking ABC's most-watched series in the time slot in four years. Building on its lead-in by double digits, the show ranks as the No. 1 scripted series in the Sunday 10:00 p.m. hour and stands as ABC's most-watched and highest-rated program on the night this season in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. A big gainer in delayed viewing, "The Rookie" more than doubles its Live + Same Day Total Viewer average (+103%) and Adult 18-49 rating (+117%) after seven days of TV playback.

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, Terence Paul Winter, and Rob Bowman 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, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.