The Rookie is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley for ABC. The series follows John Nolan, a man in his forties, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. The series is produced by ABC Signature and Entertainment One; it is based on real-life Los Angeles Police Department officer William Norcross, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the department in his mid-40s.
The series follows John Nolan, a 45-year-old newly divorced man from Pennsylvania, who, after inadvertently helping police officers during a bank robbery, moves to Los Angeles to pursue a new career as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). After graduating from the Police Academy as the oldest rookie on the force, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, unpredictable nature of his job and is determined to make it in his new career despite the challenges.
Currently starring as John Nolan in ABC's \"The Rookie,\" Fillion leads the cast into its fifth season of this police procedural drama about a man in his forties who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. \"The Rookie\" premiered in 2018 and airs in over 170 countries worldwide.
In Season 5, Nolan becomes a training officer for the first time, helping to finish Aaron Thorsen's training after Harper goes on maternity leave. In "Dye Hard", he begins training rookie Celina Juarez.
Nolan packs up his belongings, storing them in a U-Haul that he uses to drive cross country to Los Angeles, California following the bank robber incident. He arrives in Los Angeles six months prior to becoming a rookie officer for the LAPD. He originally stayed in the guest house of his old college roommate, Ben McRee, who initially seems to be not only rich but largely absent. After his first appearance in "The Roundup", Ben seems to have resumed his residence in Los Angeles. After arriving in Los Angeles, Nolan told Ben that the incident with bank robbers seen in the "Pilot" episode had inspired him to become a police officer. ("The Checklist")
At the end of the episode, Grey reports that a letter of reprimand will be placed in Nolan's file, and that Nolan will have to remain in the FTO program an additional month and pass a review board before he can complete his rookie training.
In "Five Minutes", he begins riding with Chen after Harper begins training a new rookie. In the same episode, he begins dating Bailey Nune, a firefighter whom he had met in "Threshold"; in "In the Line of Fire", he and Bailey confer with Lopez over a possible serial killer/arsonist case.
Will Nolan always wonder what might have happened if he hadn't gone into work that day? I hope not, because the Captain wanted him there as much as he wanted to be there. She was proud of the rookie she selected to be a part of her team.
John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. 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.
Inspired by a true story, The Rookie is created by Showrunner and Executive Producer Alexi Hawley (Castle, The Following) and stars Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD.
Satchel Paige: The Negro Leagues legend was 42 years and 2 days old when he made his first appearance for the Cleveland Indians on July 9, 1948. Well, approximately 42 years and 2 days, as Paige's actual date of birth is uncertain. Paige was obviously past his prime and didn't throw as hard as he once did, but he was still effective, going 6-1 with a 2.48 ERA as a rookie, pitching mostly in relief, but tossing two shutouts in five starts. He had another good season for the Indians in 1949, but they released him afterward when Bill Veeck had to sell the team, and Paige spent 1950 barnstorming. Veeck brought him back to the bigs with the St. Louis Browns in 1951 and Paige spent three more years in the majors, making the All-Star team in 1952 and 1953, then getting released after Veeck once again had to sell his team. Even at the age of 51 in 1958, he had a 2.95 ERA in Triple-A (but wasn't called up to the majors). Paige made one last major league appearance in 1965 at age 58 as a publicity stunt for Charlie Finley ... and tossed three scoreless innings for the Kansas City Athletics.
In Season 1 of ABC's crime drama The Rookie, Afton Williamson (The Night Of, Banshee) played Los Angeles Police Department officer Talia Bishop. Throughout the first season of The Rookie, Bishop served as the training officer for Nathan Fillion's character John Nolan, who became the oldest rookie at the LAPD after surviving a bank robbery. With her goal of eventually becoming a detective and later Chief of Police, it seemed that Bishop would stick around for the entirety of the series.
Talia Bishop was a member of the LAPD assigned to the Mid-Wilshire Division as a training officer. Bishop grew up in the foster care system and escaped a turbulent childhood, determined not to feel sorry for herself and build a successful career. She worked closely with John Nolan throughout the first season, and even though they often didn't see eye-to-eye, Nolan respected Bishop's position and mentorship. Even though his mistakes and dangerous experiences in the field were sometimes costly and had the potential to affect her growth in the LAPD, Bishop saw plenty of potential in Nolan and reminded him that he wasn't like the other rookies. She encouraged him to find his voice and not treat his age as a liability but a strength.
The spin-off series, "The Rookie: Feds," has a new FBI agent in town, and according to Niecy Nash-Betts, she's "the oldest, newest rookie" in the Academy. Nash-Betts reprises her role as Simone Clark and serves as executive producer of the new series, which branched out of "The Rookie."
"My goal is to be the rookie of the year," Verrett said on "Pro Football Talk" on the NBC Sports Network on Thursday. "The defensive rookie of the year. That's just my goal -- to lead all the rookies defensively, pass deflections and interceptions. My goal is to be the best this year." 041b061a72