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The Rookie Season 2 Episode 4 Preview: Mekia Cox Debuts in Warriors and Guardians

"The Rookie" Season 2 Episode 4 Preview: Mekia Cox Debuts in "Warriors and Guardians"

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[...]

The Rookie &#8211 The Royally Great Mekia Cox Cast As Series Regular

"The Rookie" – The Royally Great Mekia Cox Cast As Series Regular

From the photos released by ABC, it looks like Detective Harper will initially be an unsettling presence for The Rookie's titular character.[caption id="attachment_1095727" align="alignnone" width="900"] ABC/Kelsey McNeal NATHAN FILLION, MEKIA COX[/caption]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[...]

The Rookie &#8211 MOST WANTED: Season Two Premier [PREVIEW]

"The Rookie" – MOST WANTED: Season Two Premier [PREVIEW]

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 Rookie: eOne Afton Williamson Harassment Investigation Clears Accused [OPINION]

"The Rookie": eOne Afton Williamson Harassment Investigation Clears Accused [OPINION]

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.In[...]

The Rookie Season 2: Is ABC Promising&#8230 The Head of Nathan Fillion

"The Rookie" Season 2: Is ABC Promising… The Head of Nathan Fillion?!?

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?A[...]

The Rookie &#038 Afton Williamson: ABC Acts Like Theyre New at This [OPINION]

"The Rookie" & Afton Williamson: ABC Acts Like They're New at This [OPINION]

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[...]

The Rookie: Afton Williamson Names Names Updates Original Allegations Post

"The Rookie": Afton Williamson Names Names, Updates Original Allegations Post

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[...]

The Rookie: ABC Entertainment Prez Addresses Afton Williamsons Allegations

"The Rookie": ABC Entertainment Prez Addresses Afton Williamson's Allegations

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[...]


The Rookie: ABC Promotes Nathan Fillion Police Drama to Season 2

'The Rookie': ABC Promotes Nathan Fillion Police Drama to Season 2

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.[caption id="attachment_1015673" align="alignnone" width="2000"] ABC Television[...]

The Rookie: After Great Season 1 Why Wont ABC #RenewTheRookie

'The Rookie': After Great Season 1, Why Won't ABC #RenewTheRookie?

The real strength of The Rookie is in its excellent, diverse, snarky supporting cast.[caption id="attachment_998378" align="alignnone" width="900"] (ABC/Eric McCandless)[/caption]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[...]


The Rookie Season 1 Episode 19 The Checklist Makes Everyone Mental [SPOILER REVIEW]

'The Rookie' Season 1 Episode 19 "The Checklist" Makes Everyone Mental [SPOILER REVIEW]

She has come a long way as a training officer this season.https://youtu.be/tKDolPi0i70The 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 the police force Through the end of last week's "Home Front" and "The Checklist," Bishop cycles[...]

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 18: All (Not) Quiet On The Homefront [SPOILER REVIEW]

'The Rookie' Season 1, Episode 18: All (Not) Quiet On The "Homefront" [SPOILER REVIEW]

You have been served: Spoilers Ahead.[caption id="attachment_1012912" align="alignnone" width="900"] (ABC/Tony Rivetti)[/caption]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[...]

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 17 The Shake Up Is Shockingly Status Quo

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 17 "The Shake Up" Is Shockingly Status Quo

Her scenes with Bishop (the always amazing Afton Williamson) were also pretty entertaining.The scenes between West and Gino, however, just left me frustrated West is the only character that seems to be just a passenger in his storylines He doesn't isn't growing as a person or a character, and it is starting to chafe.https://youtu.be/efzz1cccVYEOverall, "The[...]

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 16 Greenlight &#8211 The Fans Are NOT Alright [SPOILER REVIEW]

'The Rookie' Season 1, Episode 16 "Greenlight" – The Fans Are NOT Alright [SPOILER REVIEW]

The kid's story is heartbreaking and not yet over, and it makes the whole IA exercise seem childish and unnecessary.[caption id="attachment_1005443" align="alignnone" width="900"] (ABC/Richard Cartwright)[/caption]The rest of the plot is all well and good, but the episode hinges on the repercussions of an arrest by Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Bishop (Afton Williamson)[...]


Dear ABCs The Rookie: We Want More of Our Badass Women

Dear ABC's The Rookie: We Want More of Our Badass Women!

Additionally, the casting is fantastic! Of eight main character roles--all police officers--half are badass women played by fantastic actors: Alyssa Diaz (Angela Lopez), Melissa O'Neil (Lucy Chen), Afton Williamson (Talia Bishop), and Mercedes Mason as everyone's boss Captain Zoe Anderson are all powerhouses They own every scene that they are in and bring a lot of acting depth to the[...]

ABCs Rookie Preview Highlights Nathan Fillions Nervous New Blood Cop

ABC's Rookie Preview Highlights Nathan Fillion's Nervous "New Blood" Cop

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. Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are set to executive produce alongside Hawley, Fillion and Mark Gordon; with Friedlander executive producing the pilot episode[...]