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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 3 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2018.

Where do I stream The Rookie online? The Rookie is available for streaming on ABC (US), both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Rookie on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, ABC online.

Sundays 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC (US)
3 Seasons, 43 Episodes
October 16, 2018
Action & Adventure Comedy
8.1/10
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Odell Makin Jr., Mercedes Mason
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The Rookie Full Episode Guide

  • Officer John Nolan's mom makes an unannounced visit that complicates his life, and Sergeant Grey considers retiring.

  • Officer John Nolan and Officer Nyla Harper are assigned to a community policing center to help rebuild their station's reputation in the community. Nolan is determined to make a positive impact but Nyla has her doubts.

  • Nearing the end of his training, Nolan 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.

  • In part two of the season finale, Nolan's discovery goes much deeper than he expected and could put his life and career in jeopardy.

  • Their rookie year is coming to an end and officers Nolan, Chen and West are about to be squeezed harder than ever before as their training officers evaluate whether they are truly ready for the job. Meanwhile, after one of their rookie classmates is involved in a shooting, the team uncovers some unsettling evidence.

  • Nolan and Harper are tasked with escorting 4 juvenile offenders to a Scared Straight program at a correctional facility that quickly becomes a riotous situation. Nolan is uncertain about his relationship with Grace after she fails to introduce him to her ex-husband.

  • Officer Nolan's relationship with his first confidential informant is tested when he discovers her back on the street dealing drugs. Meanwhile, Lucy's fear of dating following her abduction and her intrusion into Jackson's relationship is beginning to threaten their friendship.

  • Officer Nolan is having a particularly bad day after learning his identity has been stolen and could jeopardize his position as an officer. Meanwhile, Sgt. Grey must confront his past and testify at the parole hearing of the man who shot Grey and murdered his partner.

  • Officers Nolan and Harper investigate a murder which may have national security implications, while Officer Bradford must confront his past when he crosses paths with a homeless veteran.

  • Nolan is given some life-changing news and invites Grace over for a homecooked meal in his newly remodeled kitchen. Meanwhile, each unit is tasked with following up on dormant cases in the hopes they can uncover new leads.

  • Lucy returns to duty after her abduction and Harper steps in to help her through her first day back on patrol. Meanwhile, Nolan takes his son's fiance, Abigail, on a ride along after showing interest in becoming a police officer.

  • Officer Nolan and the entire team are in a desperate search to rescue Officer Chen after her abduction and must attempt to get Rosalind to help them in their search. Meanwhile, after Officer Lopez discovers Wesley unconscious from a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and pills, she is forced to keep him close by.

  • Officer Nolan's trust is tested when he tries to help the previous owner of his home reconnect with his family. Meanwhile, Officer Harper has finally earned an overnight visit with her daughter that is put into jeopardy when her past undercover life resurfaces again.

  • Officer Nolan kicks off his birthday by babysitting a crime scene at a law office. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford and Officer West are set to receive special awards, and Sgt. Grey rides patrol with Officer Harper after she requests an early annual evaluation.

  • John and Jessica's relationship gets a lot more complicated after she delivers some surprising news. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford and Office West are assigned a community policing project helping out the Watts Rams as volunteer coaches at their fall clinic, along with Rams players Eric Weddle and Robert Woods.

  • An emergency alert of an impending missile attack sends Los Angeles into chaos and uncertainty, while the officers each try to keep the peace and deal with their own disasters.

  • As part of training, the rookies are asked to develop their first confidential informants. Officer Nolan soon discovers that no two informants are the same and struggles with his newest task. Meanwhile, Officer Chen's mother complicates her home life when she comes to stay with her.

  • Officer Nolan gets off to a rocky start after being introduced to his new training officer, Nyla Harper, who has an unconventional approach to police work after her stint as an undercover detective. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford struggles to think of an appropriate birthday gift for Rachel, and Officer Lopez finds herself navigating a case that triggers a personal memory.

  • Officer Nolan navigates building tension in his relationship with Jessica and a developing rapport with Grace while working a high-stakes criminal case involving an undercover homeland security agent. Meanwhile, Officer Chen meddles with Officer Bradford's love life, and Officer Lopez learns some surprising news about Wesley.

  • Nolan teams up with new night detective Pablo Armstrong for a murder investigation case that results in an unexpected reunion with a former love interest. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford reluctantly accepts help from Officer Chen as he prepares for his sergeant exam, and Officer West pursues an unconventional move after finding himself in need of a new home.

  • 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.

The Rookie Video Clips & Extras

La Fiera Clip (00:30) In Justice Clip (00:46) The Hunt Clip (00:31) The Q Word Clip (00:29) Under The Gun Clip (00:30) Control Clip (00:31) The Overnight Clip (00:29) Hand-off Clip (00:29)