ABC just picked up a drama series for a full season, extending its order for the freshman show “The Rookie.”
A co-production of Entertainment One and ABC Studios, the cop series stars Nathan Fillion.
“ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ is improving Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour by strong margins, growing the time period over the same point last season by 84% in Total Viewers (8.3 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 36% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/7 vs. 1.1/4),” ABC said in today’s announcement. “Based on Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day ratings for the show’s debut telecast, ‘The Rookie’ drew an average audience of 9.7 million viewers and a 1.8/8 in Adults 18-49 after 7 days of delayed viewing, standing as ABC’s top series debut in Tuesday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in more than 7-1/2 years — since 3/29/11.”
Along with Fillion, who plays John Nolan, the show stars Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg and Bill Norcross are executive producers.