Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Development News - ABC Plots 'The Rookie' Spinoff with Two-Part Backdoor Pilot Starring Niecy Nash; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 8, 2022

ABC's Untitled The Rookie Spinoff and CBS' Early Edition.

  • UNTITLED THE ROOKIE SPINOFF (Drama) - Two-part backdoor pilot airing during the fourth season of ABC's The Rookie. Starring Niecy Nash (Getting On, Claws). Written by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter. Executive produced by Hawley, Winter and Mark Gordon. Produced by ABC Signature and Entertainment One. Logline: Simone Clark is a force of nature, the living embodiment of a dream deferred - and the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. She has never shied away from a challenge or a fight. She is a single mother of two who put her dreams on hold to make sure her kids pursued their own. In the two embedded episodes, Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station.
  • EARLY EDITION (Drama) - Reboot of the CBS drama that aired from 1996-2000. Written by Melissa Glenn. Executive produced by Glenn, DeVon Franklin and Bob Brush. Co-executive produced by Jenna Nicholson. Produced by CBS Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Affirm Television and Franklin Entertainment. Logline: An ambitious but uncompromising journalist starts receiving tomorrow's newspaper today and finds herself in the complicated business of changing the news instead of reporting it.