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The Rookie

The Rookie

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Photo Credit:  ABC/Andrew Eccles
  • Premiered: 
    October 16, 2018
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Alexi Hawley 
  • Subject Matter: Police
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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. Soon after joining the force, Talia forces Nolan to confront his personal moral instincts in order to be a good cop after he encounters a kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Lucy is temporarily placed with a new training officer who tests her patience, and Jackson must confront his failures head-on if he wants to be an officer. One week before the series premiered, ABC renewed THE ROOKIE for a second season.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, the sophomore season of THE ROOKIE premieres on ABC, with Mark Cuban guest starring as himself. Six months into his career as a cop, John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. But as he embarks on the second half of his rookie year, Nolan will be put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be. In the season opener, "Impact," danger is ever-present as the officers of the Mid-Wilshire precinct grapple with the aftermath of a plotted attack on the city of Los Angeles, leaving Officer Bradford fighting for his life. Flash forward two weeks and the rookies receive the shocking results of their latest training exam, leaving one officer questioning what the future holds. Meanwhile, tension develops at home as Nolan and Lopez advance in their relationships with Jessica and Wesley.

Season 3 of THE ROOKIE premiered on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Consequences," Nolan, earing the end of his training, now faces his biggest challenge as a police officer yet when he must come to terms with the choices he has made in pursuit of the truth. Guest starring is Michael Beach as Commander Percy West, Harold Perrineau as Detective Nick Armstrong, Brent Huff as Officer Smitty, Annie Wersching as Rosalind Dyer, Crystal Coney as Nurse Lisa and Hrach Titizian as Ruben Derian.

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, THE ROOKIE returned for its fourth season. In the season opener, "Life and Death," Officer Nolan and the entire team race against the clock to locate Lopez after she is kidnapped on her wedding day, not only to save her life but her unborn child's. Guest stars: Camille Guaty as Sandra "La Fiera" De La Cruz, Kamar De Los Reyes as Detective Sgt. Ryan Caradine and Kyle Secor as Agent Sam Taggart.
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Tonight (Sunday, October 17, 2021) at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premieres "Red Hot," a new episode of THE ROOKIE. Officer Nolan and Officer Chen search for a missing person who may have international ties that puts everyone's lives in danger. Meanwhile, Harper continues the search for a serial arsonist after responding to a report of an injured cyclist. Elsewhere, Wesley must overcome an impossible task. Guest cast: Jay McLaren as Elijah, Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen and Jenna Dewan as Bailey.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by eOne Entertainment
  • Produced by ABC Studios

Settings

  • - Los Angeles, California USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 19, 2019: Captain Zoe Andersen dies