The Rookie Spinoff, Hilary Swank Drama and Gina Rodriguez Comedy at ABC – The Hollywood Reporter

The Rookie Spinoff, Hilary Swank Drama and Gina Rodriguez Comedy at ABC – The Hollywood Reporter

ABC, the most stable of all five channels to date, has placed its new series orders for the 2022-23 season.

The Disney-backed network has added two new dramas – Alaska and The Beginner: Federal Agencies — and the comedy directed by Gina Rodriguez Not dead yet to his schedule.

The trio will fill in the gaps left this season leading to completion Black and failed freshman dramas Promised Land and Queens like ABC — even with the loss of Dancing with the stars to Disney+ and the addition of four NFL games – keeps its scripted volume at the level of the 2021-22 cycle.

Alaska, which was ordered last September as part of ABC’s commitment to the development of Off-Cycle comes from headlight‘s Tom McCarthy and Hilary Swank as a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a Metro newspaper in Anchorage and embark on a journey to find redemption, both personal and professional . The Disney 20th Television series also stars Jeff Perry and counts former Fox 21 President Bert Salke as an executive producer. McCarthy wrote and directed the pilot.

The beginner Spin-off now titled The Beginner: Federal Agencies, which aired that season as a backdoor two-part pilot in the flagship series directed by Nathan Fillion. Niecy Nash plays the oldest freshman at the FBI academy in the drama. Frankie Faison and Felix Solis co-star in the series from co-creators Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter. Both produce alongside Nash, Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross and Corey Miller. The spin-off will join ABC’s flagship series on its schedule for the next season, with the LAPD-focused drama previously renewed for its fifth season. Both shows are produced by Entertainment One and ABC Signature.

The orders are rounded off Not dead yet, the single0camera comedy with the main roles Jane the maiden grad Rodriguez and adapted from the book Confessions of a 40 Year Old F**k Up by Alexandra Potter. Rodriguez plays a broke and newly single, self-proclaimed disaster working to resume the life and career she left behind 10 years ago. When she gets the only job she can find — writing obituaries — Nell begins getting life advice from an unlikely source. Joshua Banday and Angela Gibbs are co-stars. Jessica St. Clair and Mary Elizabeth Ellis will not be continuing the show, which is being creatively retooled to focus more on the workplace element.

Alaska, The Rookie: Feds and Not dead yet Join David E. Kelley’s drama straight to the series avalon on ABC’s 2022-23 schedule. For comparison, the Craig Erwich-run network ordered three new comedies and two new dramas last year. Rookie class only Abbott Elementary School and The Wonderful Years go back.

Save for completing the awards, darling Black, ABC brought back its entire veteran lineup and renewed two of its three rookie comedies. comedy maggie was moved to Hulu as an original and drama Promised Land and Queens were canceled last week.

Keep track of all aired pilots, castings and series orders THR‘s handy scorecard. And follow all the bubble shows awaiting information about their future with our renewal guide.

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