Is ABC going to renew ‘The Rookie’ for a fourth season? Covid was tough on the show’s production but it seems like ABC is still betting the third season is the deciding point if ‘The Rookie’ is going to be back or not.
ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ shows the story of John Nolan, played by Nathan Fillion, a recently divorced man who gives up on his own construction company to pursue a new career. He moves to Los Angeles and enters the police, becoming the oldest rookie in the force.
- Why is ABC still deciding to renew it or not?
- Are we having The Rookie season 4?
- What accusations almost made the show get cancelled?
Why is ABC still deciding to renew it or not?
If ‘The Rookie’ is going to be back or not is still a mystery, and this mystery depends on many factors. The main reason to decide if ‘The Rookie’ is going to be renewed is if it will have good ratings in the third season. ‘The Rookie’ was not a phenomenon, but it did not do bad. It called the attention of a lot of fans and it had a hard time because it aired on Sundays. It had to compete against shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which is always a tough opponent. But there were also other things that almost stopped ‘The Rookie’ from continuing, keep reading to find out!
Are we having a season 4?
This is still a complete mystery due to season 3 that just started being released. As said before, it all depends on ratings, and if ABC will place its bets on a show that is not as big as the other ones. But there was another reason why ‘The Rookie’ almost got cancelled.
What accusations almost made the show get cancelled?
Afton Williamson, who plays Talia Bishop in ‘The Rookie’, made some serious accusations in 2019. Bishop said that she experienced racial discrimination and inappropriate comments from the hair department of ABC. There were also other accusations made by Bishop. She said that she was sexually harassed by Demetrius Groose, who makes some recurring appearances.
Bishop said that she talked to the showrunners about this issue, but ended up being ignored by them.
Williamson ended up not going back to the show after these alleged events. Besides not being a part of ‘The Rookie’s’ following seasons, this was the first event that almost cut the continuity of the show.
Besides the ratings, there were also these serious accusations that almost ended ‘The Rookie’. Is ABC going to renew The Rookie season 4 or is it too soon to say? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.