The BEST seasons of The Rookie

Every season of The Rookie ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of The Rookie!

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 Los Angeles police 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.

Last Updated: 1/28/2023Network:ABC (US)
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Season 1
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8.10
240 votes

#1 - Season 1

First Aired 10/17/2018

Season 2
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8.01
166 votes

#2 - Season 2

First Aired 9/30/2019

Six months into his career as a cop, 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. But as he embarks on the second half of his rookie year, Nolan will be put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be.

Season 4
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8.00
100 votes

#3 - Season 4

First Aired 9/27/2021

Season 5
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7.57
23 votes

#4 - Season 5

First Aired 9/26/2022

Season 3
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6.80
133 votes

#5 - Season 3

First Aired 1/4/2021