With the actor’s strike now concluded, expectations were set for potential show cancellations.
One of the first major losses is the spin-off series “The Rookie: The Feds,” which has been cancelled after just one season.
The show debuted last year and performed moderately well in terms of ratings, even managing to increase its viewership over its run. These ratings were likely sufficient to justify a second season under most circumstances, until the strikes occurred.
Besides the impact of the strikes, Disney CEO Bob Iger’s repeated comments on the company’s plans to cut content spending have notably raised the threshold for shows to achieve renewal. So, it’s expected more cancellations will be coming in the future.
From the executive producers of THE ROOKIE comes THE ROOKIE: FEDS, starring Niecy Nash-Betts (CLAWS) as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The spinoff was introduced as a two-part event during the fourth season of THE ROOKIE, where Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion, CASTLE) and the L.A. division of the FBI enlist the help of Simone Clark when one of her former students is a suspect in a terror attack. The series also stars Frankie Faison (WHITE CHICKS) as Christopher “Cutty” Clark, and Felix Solis (THE INTERNATIONAL) as Special Agent Matthew Garza. Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter are co-creators and executive producers. Mark Gordon, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross, and Corey Miller are executive producers. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio and international distributor of THE ROOKIE: FEDS, a co-production with ABC Signature.