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“The Rookie” Season 2 “The Dark Side” Review: Lucy, I Am Your [SPOILER]

This week, ABC‘s The Rookie definitely brings the drama in their fall finale “The Dark Side.” While the team cajoles serial killer Rosalind Dyer (Annie Wersching) into revealing where she hid her victims, another threat looms. Unfortunately, no one spots the larger danger until it is too late. As predicted, the episode ends on a […]

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“The Rookie” Season 2 Is Lured By “The Dark Side” [PREVIEW]

This week is the winter finale of ABC‘s The Rookie. The show has been heavy on drama all season, and “The Dark Side” will be no different. If the episode preview is to be believed, one of the team is destined to fall victim to a serial killer. But who? And how? Who decided to take a […]


“The Rookie” Season 2 – “Clean Cut” Finally Finds The Funny [SPOILER REVIEW]

Thus far, Season 2 of ABC‘s police procedural dramedy The Rookie has been all about the drama. While some episodes featured lighter moments, each successive week has introduced even more drama to the show. In this week’s episode, “Clean Cut,” the eighth of the season, The Rookie finally rediscovers its sense of humor. Restoring balance to the police […]


“The Rookie” Season 2: “Safety” Is No Protection From Pain [SPOILER REVIEW]

On this week’s episode of ABC’s The Rookie, “Safety,” the rookies face a hard reality. Despite all of the physical and emotional safety precautions the officers take each day, they are never fully protected. The vests, weapons, gloves, and professional distance may keep the rookies alive. But knives, drugged out homeless men, jewelry thieves, and break-ups still […]

“The Rookie” Season 2 “Safety” Preview: Football Is Apparently A Thing

Last week on ABC’s The Rookie everyone thought the world was going to end. What does the show have in store for fans this week? Football, apparently. This week’s episode, “Safety,” will feature Officers West (Titus Makin Jr.) and Bradford (Eric Winter) helping out with a community football league. Eric Weddle and Robert Woods of the […]


“The Rookie” Season 2 “Fallout” Is Ripped From The Headlines [PREVIEW]

This week on ABC‘s The Rookie, California braces for the big one. Instead of an earthquake, however, they receive a warning about an impending missile strike to Los Angeles. The rookies, the greater LAPD, and the good people of Los Angeles have no idea if the threat is real. But, understandably, panic ensues. Ripped from the […]

“The Rookie” Season 2: In “Tough Love,” Nobody’s Perfect [SPOILER REVIEW]

Even the best television police officers sometimes give themselves a little bit too much credit. They take responsibility for everything good, and bad, that happens around them. In this week’s episode of ABC‘s The Rookie, “Tough Love,” the rookies learned how little control they actually have. All they can do is make the best decisions […]



“The Rookie” Season 2 Episode 4 Preview: Mekia Cox Debuts in “Warriors and Guardians”

Exciting new developments are coming this week on ABC’s The Rookie! Star Afton Williamson left the series during the hiatus after alleging harassment and discrimination behind the scenes. This left Nathan Fillion‘s rookie John Nolan without a training officer onscreen. After training with various other officers in the first three episodes of the season, Nolan is finally going […]


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“The Rookie” – MOST WANTED: Season Two Premier [PREVIEW]

WANTED: Who: The Rookie Season 2 The Rookie is a police procedural dramedy that stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the Los Angeles Police Department’s oldest rookie. Nolan and his fellow rookies, Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) and Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), navigate personal and professional relationships while learning to be cops. Training officers Tim Bradford […]

‘The Rookie’: ABC Promotes Nathan Fillion Police Drama to Season 2

After weeks of waiting and hours of announcements regarding other shows, ABC Studios finally confirmed that freshman show The Rookie has been renewed for a sophomore season. Starring Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, LAPD’s oldest rookie, the show produced a solid first season and respectable ratings – as well as fantastic streaming numbers. However, when no renewal announcement […]

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 17 “The Shake Up” Is Shockingly Status Quo

Last week’s episode of The Rookie “Greenlight” was intense. The stakes were high, the action was non-stop, and the ending was heartbreaking. Given the shocking character death in “Greenlight,” one would expect this week’s episode, “The Shake Up,” to address the aftermath. However, when viewers catch up with the rookies of the Mid-Wilshire Precinct, things are […]


ABC’s Rookie Preview Highlights Nathan Fillion’s Nervous “New Blood” Cop

Following up on yesterday’s official announcement that Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley‘s light crime drama series The Rookie has received a series order, ABC is sharing a teaser look at the upcoming Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) series. Written by Hawley and directed by Liz Friedlander, the project was the subject of a “competitive situation” that resulted in […]

Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ Gets Its Series Start at ABC

Castle fans barely had time to mourn the loss of star Nathan Fillion‘s presence from their ABC screens (there was Modern Family, but that wasn’t the same…) before today’s news that the network has given a formal series order to Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley‘s light crime drama series The Rookie. Written by Hawley and directed […]