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ROOKIE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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SERIES PREMIERE

AFTER DECIDING TO PURSUE HIS SECOND ACT, ROOKIE COP JOHN NOLAN FACES A SERIES OF UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES THAT COULD PUT HIS LIFE AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS AT RISK ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE ROOKIE,' TUESDAY, OCT. 16

"Pilot" - 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 police officer, on the premiere episode of "The Rookie," airing TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. When you throw in a workplace romance, a hostage situation and some tough love from their new training officers, the latest Los Angeles police rookie class has an uphill battle ahead of them.

"The Rookie" stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers on the series. Liz Friedlander directed and executive produced "Pilot." Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on "The Rookie," a co-production with ABC Studios.

"Pilot" was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Liz Fridlander.

"The Rookie" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14, LV parental guideline.

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ROOKIE, THE (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, January 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (20 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season of 20 episodes ordered on 11/5/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop
· Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez
· Eric Winter as Tim Bradford
· Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen
· Mercedes Mason as Zoe Andersen
· Nathan Fillion as John Nolan
· Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey
· Titus Makin as Jackson West
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexi Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Jon Steinberg as EP
· Liz Friedlander as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michelle Chapman as EP
· Nathan Fillion as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Entertainment One Television