The Rookie: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

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Season 1
The Rookie

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Nathan Fillion's reliably likable presence makes The Rookie worth tuning in, even if the show around him isn't particularly memorable.

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Critic Ratings: 22

92%

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User Ratings: 497

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 16, 2018

After a life-altering incident, John Nolan decides to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer; as the force's oldest rookie, John is met with skepticism from some higher-ups.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2018

Talia forces Nolan to confront his personal moral instincts after he encounters a kidnapping victim; Lucy is temporarily placed with a new training officer who tests her patience; Jackson must confront his failures head-on.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2018

After Nolan and Talia lose control of a crime scene, they begin to debate whether people are fundamentally good or bad; Lucy worries Tim is enabling his wife's destructive behavior and not taking care of himself.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2018

The rookies are temporarily paired with new training officers; when Nolan and Lopez track down an escaped criminal, they discover a little kindness goes a long way; Jackson is forced to face his fears when he is partnered with officer Bradford.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2018

Nolan, the rookies and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other; officer Lucy Chen notices officer Tim Bradford is obsessed with winning at all costs.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2018

The team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault; Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2018

Sgt. Grey informs officer Nolan and officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along; officer Bradford learns that his wife has been arrested for drug possession.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2018

Nolan and Bishop respond to a silent alarm call at a local convenience store where two men are attempting to rob the place; Bishop helps coordinate a drug bust.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2019

Officer Bradford's wife is found shot but alive, and he vows to track down the man responsible; Officer Nolan must protect his home and the truth after a home invasion attack.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2019

Officer Nolan and Sgt. Grey are paired up for the day on patrol; Officer Chen is paired up with Capt. Andersen, and Officer Bradford tells Chen to protect her at all costs.

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Cast & Crew

Nathan Fillion
John Nolan

Actor
Alyssa Diaz
Angela Lopez

Actor
Richard T. Jones
Sergeant Wade Grey

Actor
Titus Makin Jr.
Jackson West

Actor
Mercedes Mason
Captain Zoe Andersen

Actor
Melissa O'Neil
Lucy Chen

Actor
Afton Williamson
Talia Bishop

Actor
Eric Winter
Tim Bradford

Actor
Shawn Ashmore
Wesley Evers

Guest Star
Mircea Monroe
Isabel Bradford

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Sarah Shahi
Jessica Russo

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Steven Allerick
Bo Sokolovsky

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David Desantos
Detective Elijah Vestri

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Michael Beach
Commander Percy West

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Jonno Roberts
Rupert Payne

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Ryan Michelle Bathe
Detective Jennifer Paige

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Ty Haile
Jeffrey

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Demetrius Grosse
Detective Kevin Wolfe

Guest Star
Currie Graham
Ben McRee

Guest Star
Kristian Lambert
Dillion

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Alexi Hawley
Executive Producer
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Nathan Fillion
Executive Producer
Michelle Chapman
Executive Producer
Jon Steinberg
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Rookie: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Rookie: Season 1

  • Feb 26, 2022
    Really sucks you in. Some of the characters aren't very believable, but it's still a good watch. Keep in mind that a big downside to starting this show is that season 3 became completely unwatchable so I'd only recommend watching season 1, 2 and maybe the first episode of season 3 before walking away.
  • Jan 20, 2022
    Awesome Writing & Amazing Acting
  • Jan 17, 2022
    Awsome writing good actors
  • Jan 12, 2022
    This was pretty good. I enjoyed it. It's refreshing to not be preached at about American extremist politics.
  • Dec 03, 2021
    A typical cop show. Comedy, drama and action. Definitely a show that has it's character development in a reality. This show doesn't force care for the characters it makes you feel for the characters, with the performances and writing and structure a surprising fun show.
  • Nov 06, 2021
    For a series this does a good job. The characters develop in later series and has generally provided good entertainment.
  • Oct 25, 2021
    Sadly, the so-called top critics are 50-50. I'm on season 2, and there have been 2% where your critics and I disagree. This makes 4%. Everything about this show; story, plot, creative new shows, incredible acting is outstanding. Removing characters, adding new ones, without a glitch, this is a strong show. Ali Larter w Nathon Fillion has proven his diversity with multiple actors. This deserves > 85%. Let's find some better critics.
  • Jun 24, 2021
    You can look, but you don't have to. It's not very demanding, but enough to sit comfortably on the couch after a day at work and turn off your brain. The series tries hard to be funny and moral.
  • Jun 11, 2021
    This is entertainment crack. Basically, Hollywood television writers have distilled the magic of their craft into its purest form with this show and made the most easily digestible and emotionally satisfying tv drama as a result. Not an exaggeration. It's empty junk food television, but it's SO entertaining, SO satisfying, that it's an adrenaline rush to binge an entire season. Will it win awards? Say anything meaningful? Change your life in any way? Hell no. But... they've made the television equivalent of a juicy hamburger and it's freakin' delicious!
  • Jun 01, 2021
    Season 1 is fantastic, funny but gritty and the actors all do a wonderful job.

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