The American chain ABC orders three new television series. The spinoff of The Rookie, titled The Rookie: The Feds, Alaska, and the Comedy Not Dead Yet.
The Rookie: Feds, written by Alexii Hawley and produced by Mark Gordon, is based on the character of Simone Clark (Nash-Betts), the FBI’s most experienced recruit, who was introduced in two episodes of the fourth season of the parent series. Also in the cast are: Frankie Faison and Felix Solis.
The television series Alaska tells the story of Eileen Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a disgraced New York journalist who moves to Anchorage, Alaska in search of personal and professional redemption. Written by Tom McCarthy and produced by Swank, the series also stars Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, Craig Frank.
The comedy Not Dead Yet, adapted from Alexandra Potter’s book Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up, is written by Dadvid Windsor and Casey Johnson and produced by Gina Rodrgiguez and McG. The series chronicles the life of recently single Nell Stevens (Rodriguez), who considers herself a wreck and tries to revive a career she gave up ten years earlier to follow her husband, before resuming her job as an obituary writer. .