The Rookie: Sarah Shahi Cops Recurring Role

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Sarah Shahi is not staying away from the small screen for too long. 

The popular actress has landed a recurring role on ABC's The Rookie, reports TV Line. 

Shahi will play Jessica Russo, a "smart and intense rock star FBI agent"  who has "a subversive sense of humor."

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Sarah most recently fronted Reverie on NBC, but the drama was canceled a few months back after a low-rated freshman run. 

Shahi is probably most well-known for her series regular role on Person of Interest, but she has also appeared on other well-known series like Chicago Fire, The L Word, and Alias.

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The Rookie has been a moderate performer for ABC since its debut in October. It launched with a 1.0 rating in the demo but logged a series low 0.6 rating for its midseason premiere earlier this week. 

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Despite the soft ratings, ABC is keeping the series around for the duration of the season. The network ordered seven additional episodes, bringing The Rookie Season 1 to 20 episodes. 

Still, the series is a marginal improvement in the demo over what Kevin (Probably) Saves the World was doing last season. 

Related: The Rookie Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Standoff

Nathan Fillion who fronts the series is also a well-liked star at ABC. Whether the network will keep the series around for the 2019-2020 season is another story. 

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Being the second lowest-rated drama on the network is not a good measure of success, but its future will likely hinge on how its midseason dramas perform. 

Looking ahead, The Rookie Season 1 Episode 10 will air Tuesday at 10/9c. 

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Remember you can watch The Rookie online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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