Exciting new developments are coming this week on ABC's The Rookie! Star Afton Williamson left the series during the hiatus after alleging harassment and discrimination behind the scenes This left Nathan Fillion's rookie John Nolan without a training officer onscreen After training with various other officers in the first three episodes of the season, Nolan is finally going[...]
From the photos released by ABC, it looks like Detective Harper will initially be an unsettling presence for The Rookie's titular character.
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Cox's new character will fill the onscreen void left by Afton Williamson's abrupt departure from The Rookie after going public with racism and harassment allegations[...]
In the first season, Nolan's training officer, Talia Bishop, was played by breakout star Afton Williamson Unfortunately, Williamson left The Rookie during the hiatus, alleging sexual harassment and racial discrimination on set According to ABC Television, the season premier will explain that Bishop has been hired away from the LAPD by a federal law enforcement agency[...]
The company that produces ABC's The Rookie has released the highly-anticipated results of their investigation into the racial and sexual harassment claims of former star Afton Williamson On Tuesday, Entertainment One (eOne) released a statement claiming that an "independent investigation" has cleared the individuals accused by Williamson, as well as the Executive Producers, of any wrongdoing.
So of course, a blatant promo cliffhanger like that deserves mindless specualtion…
Did ABC wise up and move the series from a Sunday night "death slot"?
Are we finally getting that long-awaited The Rookie/Firefly crossover that was rumored all season?
Did ABC find a way to do right by Afton Williamson (more below), which means Bishop is coming back?
On August 14, the folks at ABC's The Rookie posted a new tweet for the first time since star Afton Williamson's August 4 allegations of racism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault against the production The retweet – the first action on the show's official twitter account in two weeks is a TV Insider cast interview[...]
On the same day ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke responded to The Rookie star Afton Williamson's allegations that she was not returning for the second season – alleging racial bullying and discrimination as well as instances of bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, the actress returned to Instagram to name names In the following post[...]
A day after ABC's The Rookie star Afton Williamson posted on social media that she would not be returning to the Nathan Fillion-starrer for a second season – alleging "racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments" as well as instances of bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke addressed the matter at Monday's[...]
While fans of ABC's The Rookie are eagerly awaiting the show's second-season return on its new night starting Sunday, September 29, series co-star Afton Williamson has taken to Instagram to announce that she will not be returning for a second season In the post, the actress claims she quit the Nathan Fillion-starrer because of "racial[...]
Afton Williamson is a stand-out star as Nolan's training officer Talia Bishop Eric Winter (as Bradford) and Alyssa Diaz (as Lopez) round out the main cast as the training officers for Chen and West, respectively This superstar crew is boosted by Richard T Jones's layered portrayal of Sergeant Wade Grey.
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The real strength of The Rookie is in its excellent, diverse, snarky supporting cast.
Afton Williamson is a break-out star as Nolan's training officer Talia Bishop She can slay Nolan's awkward attempts at humor with nothing but a look, and her unwillingness to sacrifice her integrity for her high ambitions shows a depth of character building[...]
However, when Nolan and Bishop (Afton Williamson) stumble right into a terror plot out of a Michael Crichton novel, the test becomes the least of their worries Throughout the action packed episode, the rookies and their training officers must use every skill they know and take the biggest risks of their careers in order to[...]
She has come a long way as a training officer this season.
The best storyline in the episode by far was Talia Bishop (Afton Williamson) dealing with the consequences of lying on her background investigation paperwork when she applied for[...]
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A good portion of this episode centers on Nolan's (Nathan Fillion) Training Officer Talia Bishop (Afton Williamson) and her history as a foster kid When her former foster father is unexpectedly released from prison, Bishop worries that he will lead her foster brother Dylan (Caleb Castille) back into a[...]