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Alexi Hawley Teases THE ROOKIE and THE ROOKIE: FEDS Crossover

January 3, 2023 by  
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THE ROOKIE and THE ROOKIE: FEDS Crossover

THE ROOKIE: FEDS – “The Silent Prisoner” – A mysterious caller threatens to reveal a leaked list of undercover FBI agents if a prisoner is not released. After an exposed agent is mortally wounded, the team identifies the caller and heads to the Port of Los Angeles to secure the release of the prisoner. Later, Simone enlists John Nolan to help her remodel Cutty’s garage into a living space; and Brendon, ready to confess his feelings to Antoinette, discovers she has feelings for someone else on an all-new episode of “The Rookie: Feds,” TUESDAY, JAN. 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
BRITT ROBERTSON, JAMES LESURE, NIECY NASH-BETTS, NATHAN FILLION

With THE ROOKIE now an official universe between the mothership and THE ROOKIE: FEDS, the two shows will now air back-to-back on Tuesday nights, kicking off with a crossover on January 3 at 8/7c.

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THE RECRUIT: Alexi Hawley on the Season 1 Finale Cliffhanger, That ROOKIE Special Guest, and More

December 23, 2022 by  
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The Recruit. (L to R) Laura Haddock as Max Meladze, Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in episode 107 of The Recruit. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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THE RECRUIT Boss Alexi Hawley on the Unconventional New Netflix Espionage Drama

December 16, 2022 by  
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The Recruit. Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in episode 103 of The Recruit. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

In the new Netflix drama THE RECRUIT, Owen (Noah Centineo), a young lawyer, joins the CIA. While he joins the agency looking for adventure, it becomes clear, quickly, he’s in over his head: Colleagues who are looking to sabotage him, a messy personal life that he can’t always keep separate from work, and potentially life-changing information that falls into his lap during the first days of his job.

And while there’s plenty of action, the show also blends humor (evident from the series-opening moments when Owen is singing at a very unexpected time) as well as the reality that Owen really is in over his head and won’t make all the right decisions when his back is up against the wall.

But for showrunner Alexi Hawley—who is also behind THE ROOKIE franchise on ABC—blending the show’s genres is part of what makes THE RECRUIT fun to explore.

“Even when you’re trying to turn a genre, or genres on their head, you have to understand the genre and you have to give the audience what they expect from the genre—you just have to do it a different way,” he tells Give Me My Remote. “For me, the show is actually a hybrid. It is an espionage drama, but it also is YA.”

Here, Hawley talks about the new series, crafting a show for streaming, making sure the stakes of the show were clear, and more… Read more

THE ROOKIE’s Alexi Hawley: ‘We’ve Earned the Next Step’ with Chenford

December 12, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE – “Double Down” – Officer John Nolan’s is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise on the season premiere episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
ERIC WINTER, MELISSA O’NEIL

After more than four seasons of build-up, THE ROOKIE’s Lucy (Melissa O’Neil) and Tim (Eric Winter) took a big step in the fall finale when they decided to give their relationship a try. And though the show returns in January with a major crossover event between THE ROOKIE and THE ROOKIE: FEDS, the duo’s promise to go on a date won’t be forgotten.

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THE ROOKIE: FEDS Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter on the Crossover Conclusion (and SECRET CIRCLE Reunion) and Taking a Pause in Action to Showcase the Characters

October 18, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE: FEDS – “To Die For” – When the team splits up to question a suspect’s father, Simone and Laura discover critical information on how their abusive relationship is connected to the crimes. Following this lead, the team heads to Tucson to save the suspect’s newest target. Meanwhile, sparks fly with Laura and her former colleague, Mark Atlas, as they debate the killer’s motive on an all-new episode of “The Rookie: Feds,” TUESDAY, OCT. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Scott Everett White)
FELIX SOLIS, NIECY NASH-BETTS, BRITT ROBERTSONJAMES LESURE, DENIZ AKDENIZ

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Tuesday, October 18 episode of THE ROOKIE: FEDS, “To Die For.”]
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THE ROOKIE Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter on the Rosalind Dyer Twist and Fallout on THE ROOKIE: FEDS

October 16, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE – “The Choice” – Rosalind returns with a vengeance and Bailey’s life is left hanging in the balance. With a ticking clock, the LAPD and the FBI join forces, and Officer John Nolan is forced to make a deadly decision after a harrowing ultimatum on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
THE ROOKIE

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Alexi Hawley Touts the Importance of Keeping THE ROOKIE and THE ROOKIE: FEDS Interconnected

October 4, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE: FEDS – “Face Off” – Simone utilizes her informant to track down an arms dealer on the FBI’s Most Wanted list; and Brendon, against Laura’s advice, investigates a risky lead on a congressman. When Carter and Brendon each find themselves at a crossroads, they begin to question their futures on the team and their loyalty is tested. Cutty and Simone struggle to see eye-to-eye on how they are helping the community, while Tim and Laura find common ground with their similar no-nonsense approach to training rookies on “The Rookie: Feds,” TUESDAY, OCT. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
BRITT ROBERTSON, ERIC WINTER

With THE ROOKIE universe officially underway—the mothership is airing Sundays at 10/9c and spinoff THE ROOKIE: FEDS airing Tuesdays at 10/9c—the shows will continue to collide beyond the initial backdoor pilot arc on THE ROOKIE and FEDS’ official series premiere.

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THE ROOKIE: Alexi Hawley Teases Nyla’s ‘Dynamic’ Labor Episode

September 30, 2022 by  
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The Rookie Nyla Labor Day

THE ROOKIE – “Backstabbers” – After the robbery of a train filled with valuable auction items turns deadly, the team is called to investigate. Meanwhile, Officer Chen has doubts about being Sergeant Bradford’s aid and is upset when he doesn’t give her the recognition she deserves. Elsewhere, Officer Harper takes matters into her own hands and makes a life-changing decision about her personal life on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
ARJAY SMITH, MEKIA COX

It’s almost time for THE ROOKIE’s Nyla (Mekia Cox) to give birth—but it seems a peaceful labor, with everything going according to a birth plan, isn’t exactly in the cards. Read more

THE ROOKIE Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley on the Serialized Arc, Chenford’s Guilt, and the New Rookie

September 25, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE – “Double Down” – Officer John Nolan’s is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise on the season premiere episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
NATHAN FILLION

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THE ROOKIE: Alexi Hawley Previews Rosalind’s Return, Plus Tim and Lucy Undercover

September 23, 2022 by  
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THE ROOKIE – “Double Down” – Officer John Nolan’s is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise on the season premiere episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
ERIC WINTER, MELISSA O’NEIL

THE ROOKIE’s fifth season kicks off with a familiar old foe causing mayhem: Rosalind (Annie Wersching) is set to finally stand trial.

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THE ROOKIE: ‘End Game’ Photos

January 7, 2022 by  
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Nolan (Nathan Fillion) tries to help Bailey (Jenna Dewan) and Aaron’s (True Valentino) mom (played by Tamala Jones) comes to visit on the Sunday, January 9 episode of THE ROOKIE.

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THE ROOKIE - "End Game" - The team must rely on a criminal for his expertise to help take down an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, Officers Chen and Bradford investigate the murder of an unhoused teenager who used to be friends with Tamara, on an all-new episode of "The Rookie," SUNDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)DYLAN CONRIQUE

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THE ROOKIE Stages (Another) CASTLE Reunion

January 6, 2022 by  
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The Rookie Tamala Jones

THE ROOKIE – “End Game” – The team must rely on a criminal for his expertise to help take down an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, Officers Chen and Bradford investigate the murder of an unhoused teenager who used to be friends with Tamara, on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
ROME FLYNN, TAMALA JONES

THE ROOKIE is staging another CASTLE reunion: Tamala Jones is kicking off an arc on the ABC drama, starting with the Sunday, January 9 hour, “End Game.”

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THE ROOKIE Boss Alexi Hawley Teases a New True Crime Doc Episode

December 29, 2021 by  
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The Rookie season 4 documentary episode

THE ROOKIE – “Hit and Run” – The team goes on a city-wide hunt for an individual who is threatening a mass casualty event. Meanwhile, Tim’s sister Genny shows up unannounced with some surprising news, and Lopez continues her inner struggle over Wesley’s deal with Elijah and tries to come up with a plan to get them out of it, on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, DEC. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
TRU VALENTINO

THE ROOKIE is doing a spiritual sequel to its format-busting season 3 installment “True Crime” in 2022.

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THE ROOKIE Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley on Bailey’s Secret, Tim’s Closure, Wesley’s Next Step, and More

December 12, 2021 by  
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THE ROOKIE Bailey married

THE ROOKIE – “Breakdown” – Desperate to break free from his connection to Elijah, Wesley tries to plant a listening device in his office to incriminate him. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford and his sister, Genny, learn an unsettling truth about their father on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, DEC. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)
THE ROOKIE

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THE ROOKIE Season 3 Finale Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley on La Fiera’s ‘Retribution’

May 16, 2021 by  
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THE ROOKIE – “Threshold” – Officer Nolan mildly injures himself while chasing down a shoplifter and the local DA wants to charge the suspect with assault despite Nolan’s wishes. Meanwhile, Lucy goes undercover, Lopez’ wedding venue is seized by the FBI and Nolan meets his new neighbor on the season finale of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, MAY 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Erica Parise)
ALYSSA DIAZ, RICHARD T. JONES, MEKIA COX

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for THE ROOKIE season 3 finale.]

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