The Rookie

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.0  (36,192)

In this police drama, a 40-something man is inspired to change his life by becoming a police officer. He tries to bring his life experience and wisdom to the job, but he is hindered by the cruel age discrimination of his colleagues. The series stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) in the title role.

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Day in the Hole
22. Day in the Hole
May 15, 2022
Officer John Nolan is forced to spend a week in solitary confinement in a quiet border town with a young local officer who is in need of some training. Meanwhile, Sergeant Bradford and Officer Chen discover that looks are deceiving and go undercover together in a possible drug trafficking case.
Mother's Day
21. Mother's Day
May 8, 2022
Sergeant Grey supports Officer Nolan's desire to become a training officer and offers to ride with him for the day to get him ready. Meanwhile, Tim and Lucy must manage expectations in their respective relationships as they decide on their plans for Mother's Day and a romantic vacation.
20. Enervo
May 1, 2022
The team alongside the LA Division of the FBI are in a race to stop bombs that have been scattered throughout the city by a suspected terrorist. Meanwhile, the joint task force is suspicious of the CIA's involvement in the situation.
19. Simone
April 24, 2022
Officer Nolan and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station.
18. Backstabbers
April 10, 2022
After the robbery of a train filled with valuable auction items turns deadly, the team is called to investigate. Meanwhile, Officer Chen has doubts about being Sergeant Bradford's aid and is upset when he doesn't give her the recognition she deserves. Elsewhere, Officer Harper takes matters into her own hands and makes a life-changing decision about her personal life.
17. Coding
April 3, 2022
Officer John Nolan and the team feel they must negotiate with a distraught man who is holding a hospital hostage to ensure his wife receives a lifesaving surgery.
Real Crime
16. Real Crime
March 13, 2022
Desperate to reset the way the world sees him, Officer Thorsen reluctantly decides to be a part of a reality show to help rebrand his image, only to be thrust back into yet another deadly situation. With cameras rolling, the show’s producer is found murdered and the team must investigate before Aaron is made suspect number one
Hit List
15. Hit List
March 6, 2022
An unsuspected visitor interrupts "Plain Clothes Day."
Long shot
14. Long shot
February 27, 2022
Officers Nolan and Harper help Skip Tracer Randy on his first bounty hunter case. Meanwhile, Officer Chen and Sergeant Bradford are on the hunt for a perpetrator on a citywide crime spree.
Fight or Flight
13. Fight or Flight
January 30, 2022
Officers John Nolan and Lucy Chen must fulfill three quests if they want to get a stolen police helicopter back safely from a teenage thief. Meanwhile, Officer Nyla Harper and Aaron Thorson must guard a convicted cop killer in the hospital following a prison riot.
The Knock
12. The Knock
January 23, 2022
The team responds to the report of a severed hand washing up on the beach and is on the hunt to find its owner; Tim attempts to prove he isn't a control freak to Lucy and invites her on a double date with him and Ashley.
End Game
11. End Game
January 9, 2022
The team must rely on a criminal for his expertise to help take down an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, Officers Chen and Bradford investigate the murder of an unhoused teenager who used to be friends with Tamara.
Heart Beat
10. Heart Beat
January 2, 2022
Now that John Nolan knows about Bailey's past, he must decide if they still have a future. Meanwhile, when a plane crashes in the middle of the city the team races to find out why.
9. Breakdown
December 12, 2021
Desperate to break free from his connection to Elijah, Wesley tries to plant a listening device in his office to incriminate him. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford and his sister, Genny, learn an unsettling truth about their father.
Hit and Run
8. Hit and Run
December 5, 2021
The team goes on a city-wide hunt for an individual who is threatening a mass casualty event. Meanwhile, Tim's sister Genny shows up unannounced with some surprising news, and Lopez continues her inner struggle over Wesley's deal with Elijah and tries to come up with a plan to get them out of it.
Fire Fight
7. Fire Fight
November 14, 2021
In the aftermath of Fred's house explosion, Officer Nolan and Bailey discover there's more to Fred's death than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Officer Chen and Officer Bradford demand a treasure hunt rematch and enlist Officer Grey to help set the terms to a new bet, all while they arrest a series of wealthy female criminals. Elsewhere, Wesley struggles to keep it together under the pressure of his debt to Elijah
Poetic Justice
6. Poetic Justice
November 7, 2021
Officer Nolan and team are on a hunt to retrieve a buried stash of gold before any treasure seekers get hurt. Meanwhile, Bradford is tasked with encouraging the oldest cop at the station to retire and invites him to ride with him.
5. A.C.H.
October 31, 2021
When a new designer drug hits LA streets, it turns users into "zombies," and Officer Nolan and the team have a Halloween they won't soon forget. Back at home, Lucy questions whether her apartment building might be haunted.
Red Hot
4. Red Hot
October 17, 2021
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.
In the Line of Fire
3. In the Line of Fire
October 10, 2021
Officer Nolan and officer Chen report to a structure fire and suspect that there is more to the situation than meets the eye. Meanwhile, after witnessing a sniper shooting, the team searches for the shooter and discovers that the perpetrator has a connection to one of their own.
Five Minutes
2. Five Minutes
October 3, 2021
Officer Nolan and Officer Chen's run-in with an infamous thief tips them off to a potentially big heist surrounding the Getty's big gala event. Meanwhile, Nolan works up the courage to ask Bailey out on date.
Life and Death
1. Life and Death
September 26, 2021
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.

In this police drama, a 40-something man is inspired to change his life by becoming a police officer. He tries to bring his life experience and wisdom to the job, but he is hindered by the cruel age discrimination of his colleagues. The series stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) in the title role.

The Rookie is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (76 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2018.

Where to Watch The Rookie

The Rookie is available for streaming on the ABC (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Rookie on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (36,192)