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Will Trent Renewed for Season 3 at ABC

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s top crime solver has secured a spot on ABC’s 2024-25 primetime lineup.

Will Trent has been renewed for Season 3 at the Alphabet network, TVLine has learned. The pickup comes just five episodes into the crime drama’s sophomore run.

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Will Trent opened Season 2 — and christened an earlier Tuesday time slot — with 4.8 million total viewers (in Live+Same Day), up sharply from its freshman average to easily mark a series high. In three out of the four episodes since, the series has matched its demo high rating of 0.4, and its March 5 outing set a new audience high of more than 4.8 million viewers.

Out of the five dramas that ABC has aired this TV season, Will Trent ranks No. 2 in audience (trailing only 9-1-1) and third in the demo (behind 9-1-1 and Grey’s Anatomy).

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Based on Karin Slaughter’s best-selling novels and led by TVLine Performer of the Year finalist Ramón Rodríguez, the hour-long drama centers on Special Agent Will Trent of the GBI. Having been “abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system,” Will now uses his “unique point of view in the pursuit of justice and has the highest clearance rate in the GBI,” according to the official logline.

In addition to Rodríguez, the ensemble includes Erika Christensen (as Angie Polaski), Iantha Richardson (as Faith Mitchell), Jake McLaughlin (as Michael Ormewood), Sonja Sohn (as Amanda Wagner) and Bluebell the Chihuahua (as Will’s sweater-clad, canine companion Betty).

Will Trent joins a growing list of ABC renewals. The network previously committed to more 9-1-1 (renewed for Season 8), Abbott Elementary (renewed for Season 4) and Grey’s Anatomy (renewed for Season 21) — all of which will return during the 2024-25 TV season.

New episodes of Will Trent air Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC (and stream next day on Hulu).

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