ABC confirmed the worst news for The Rookie: Feds and, although we don’t like it, it doesn’t surprise us either. If you want to know more, keep reading! Ready?
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Both shows had been on hold since May as ABC, like other networks, took a wait-and-see approach to its needs once both the actors and writers strikes concluded. And it’s never a good sign for a show to stay in limbo for so many months. It’s news that gives you hope for a while, but deep down you know that it most likely won’t turn out well.
With actors poised to join writers back at work in the coming days, ABC now has a firm picture of its schedule for what remains of the 2023-24 broadcast season. The Writers Guild and SAG-AFTRA strikes wiped out the September start and with production expected to resume in the coming weeks, ABC ultimately had no need for a second season of The Rookie: Feds.
The decision to cancel what remained of ABC’s bubble shows comes a day after Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the company planned to cut an additional $2 billion in costs in the coming months, with scripted originals more expensive to produce than unscripted programming.
The truth is that The Rookie: Feds had a lot of potential. It was a diamond in the rough, with many things to polish but who wasn’t given time to shine. One more show that adds to the list of those that left too soon.
The only good thing about this is that the series has a plot that we can consider closed and thus, as viewers, at least we will not have to feel that there is a mystery that will never be resolved.
ABC has yet to announce premiere date for The Rookie as production is expected to begin soon.