ABC Orders The Rookie Spinoff to Collection, Plus Gina Rodriguez Comedy and Hilary Swank Drama


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ABC Orders The Rookie Spinoff to Collection, Plus Gina Rodriguez Comedy and Hilary Swank Drama

ABC is enlisting a derivative of The Rookie, in addition to bringing again a few acquainted faces on new exhibits.

The community has handed sequence orders to a few exhibits for subsequent season, led by The Rookie: Feds, an offshoot of the Nathan Fillion-led ABC procedural, TVLine has discovered. Niecy Nash-Betts will star as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie within the FBI Academy; the character made her debut in a two-part backdoor pilot that aired on The Rookie earlier this season. (TVLine readers gave Half 1 a mean grade of “B,” whereas the conclusion earned a “B-‘: 76 p.c stated they might positively or possibly watch the spinoff, if ordered to sequence.) Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Felix Solis (Ozark) spherical out the forged.

Additionally coming to ABC subsequent season: Not Lifeless But, a comedy starring Jane the Virgin alum Gina Rodriguez as Nell, “a broke and newly single self-described catastrophe,” per the official description. When she’s pressured to take a job writing obituaries, “Nell begins getting life recommendation from an unlikely supply.” The forged additionally contains Joshua Banday (Add) and Angela Gibbs (Hacks, On My Block).

Plus, ABC ordered Alaska, a drama starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Greenback Child) as a disgraced reporter who strikes from New York to affix a day by day newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska “on a journey to seek out each private {and professional} redemption.” Jeff Perry (Scandal), Matt Malloy (Six Ft Beneath) and Meredith Holzman (Legislation & Order: SVU) lead the supporting forged; Tom McCarthy (Highlight) will function creator and government producer.

Earlier on Friday, ABC renewed five of its veteran shows: dramas Large Sky (for Season 3) and A Million Little Issues (for Season 5), and comedies The Conners (for Season 5), House Economics (for Season 3) and The Surprise Years (for Season 2). To seek out out what else has been renewed and cancelled for subsequent season, try TVLine’s handy-dandy Renewal Scorecard.

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