ABC's "The Rookie" starring Nathan Fillion (of "Castle" fame) will air its first episode on Oct. 16. The series is based on true events surrounding a 40-year-old man named John Nolan who became the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.
Nolan's life changed completely when his wife divorced him and he was almost murdered in a bank robbery. He decided to join the police force and the series shows his "uphill battle for acceptance."
"Containing only mild language and unremarkable violence typical of a police series, 'The Rookie' is a safe and enjoyable choice for families," PTC declares.