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"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" - 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. ABC/Kelsey McNeal NATHAN FILLION, MEKIA COX 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[...]
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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" Season 2 Tweet - ABC Acts Like They Are New At This
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[...]
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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" Season 2 Tweet - ABC Acts Like They Are New At This
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" Season 2: Afton Williamson Not Returning; Alleges Discrimination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment/Assault
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" Season 2: Afton Williamson Not Returning; Alleges Discrimination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment/Assault
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
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. ABC Television Network (ABC/Eric McCandless) In its[...]
'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. (ABC/Eric McCandless) 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[...]
'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. can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Lopez Gives West a Lecture – The Rookie ( 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[...]
The Rookie Season 1 Episode 18 - All Is Not Quiet On The "Homefront"
You have been served: Spoilers Ahead. (ABC/Tony Rivetti) 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[...]
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. can't[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Nathan Fillion's 'The Rookie' Gets Its Series Start at ABC
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. In an interview with Deadline Hollywood in February 2018, Fillion admitted that the creative minds behind The Rookie was impressive enough for him to[...]
The Rookie: Ray Donovan's Alyssa Diaz Joins ABC Drama Series
Credit: CBS The precinct at ABC's The Rookie continues to get crowded, with word that Ray Donovan's Alyssa Diaz has been charged as a series regular in the light crime drama series. Written by former Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley and executive produced by series star Nathan Fillion (Castle), the Mark Gordon/Entertainment One and ABC Studios production[...]