It’s a weird time to be a TV fan, but it’s an even weirder time if you happen to be a fan of ABC’s freshman drama The Rookie: Feds.
As the first spinoff of ABC’s hit drama The Rookie, Feds centers around Special Agent Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy, played to perfection by Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash.
The series quickly managed to capture the hearts of fans and built quite a following across its season, with fans eager for more. However, the question remains is another season coming?
Is The Rookie: Feds season 2 happening?
Typically, broadcast networks determine the fate of their shows by or before May; however, The Rookie: Feds remains on the bubble as ABC has not yet announced whether the show will be coming back for a second season or not. The good news is that ABC has not canceled the show, but the odds of a second season happening seem to be becoming less and less likely with each passing month.
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The fact that ABC has not canceled the show is a positive sign as it could have easily cut its losses back in May. Instead, it’s continued to keep the show under consideration for renewal and the only reason we likely haven’t gotten word on the show’s fate is due to the ongoing strikes.
The Rookie: Feds season 2 release predictions
The Rookie: Feds remains on the bubble at ABC and while we don’t know whether a second season will be happening, we do know that season 2 would not be coming to ABC in 2023.
Due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, work cannot begin on the new seasons of any scripted broadcast show. So even if ABC had renewed The Rookie: Feds, there would have been no way for the show to return this year. Instead, if a second season is ordered after the strikes conclude, fans would have to wait until 2024 for the new season to arrive.
Should ABC renew the series once the strikes have ended, the earliest season 2 could arrive would be February or March 2024. This would be contingent upon the strikes ending sometime in early fall.
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