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[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)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/26/17 - 3/26/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
blind series commitment
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2018) Starting over isn't easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. From executive producer/writer Alexi Hawley and The Mark Gordon Company with ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop
· Alyssa Diaz as Angela Song
· Eric Winter as Tim Bradford
· Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Benitez
· Mercedes Mason as Zoe Andersen
· Nathan Fillion as John Nolan
· Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey
· Titus Makin as Jackson West
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexi Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Jon Steinberg as EP
· Liz Friedlander as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michelle Chapman as EP
· Nathan Fillion as EP
· Nicholas Pepper as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The