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Is The Rookie canceled or renewed for Season 6?

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The Rookie Season 5 has come to an end. Will we get more to John Nolan’s story, or has ABC canceled the cop dramedy? Will there be a sixth season of the series?

The time has come for TV shows to come to an end for another season. ABC is one of the networks with earlier finales this year, with a lot of shows ending during the first week of May. That includes The Rookie, which aired its Season 5 finale on Tuesday, May 2.

Now eyes are on whether we will get more to the story. If the show is renewed, when could we see episodes return?

Is The Rookie Season 6 happening at ABC?

There is some good news for fans of the series. ABC renewed the cop dramedy earlier this year. The bad news is we’ve gone into the summer break without news about the spin-off series The Rookie: Feds.

Now for when The Rookie Season 6 will premiere. We do expect the series to be part of the fall schedule, but there is a lot in question right now with the writers’ strike (we’re completely behind the writers in this, by the way).

Usually, writer rooms need to return by June at the latest to get episodes in the bag for production. If this strike goes as long as some of the past strikes have gone (the 2007-2008 strike went on for 100 days), then we’re looking at writing not being ready for July production starts. That pushes production back, and it will mean fall start dates are pushed back.

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The Rookie* is available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. and on the CTV App in Canada.