Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.


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Series cast summary:
Nathan Fillion ...  John Nolan 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Alyssa Diaz ...  Angela Lopez 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Richard T. Jones ...  Sergeant Wade Grey 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Titus Makin Jr. ...  Jackson West 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Melissa O'Neil ...  Lucy Chen 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Eric Winter ...  Tim Bradford 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Mekia Cox ...  Nyla Harper 31 episodes, 2019-2021
Shawn Ashmore ...  Wesley Evers 23 episodes, 2018-2021


The series follows John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who moves from his comfortable, small-town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous, and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

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Costars Mekia Cox and Eric Winter appeared in The Mentalist (2008) Season 3 Episode 23, Strawberries and Cream: Part 1 although they did not share any screen time. See more »


The show revolves around a rookie officer assigned to a patrol Division. LAPD Division patrol vehicles do not have front push bumpers, only Traffic Division vehicles have them.

Also, in some episodes, some officers wear a rank chevron with two rockers with a diamond. This designates a Detective 1 rank. See more »


Referenced in The Marilyn Denis Show: 04-02-2019: Tuesday (2019) See more »

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They ruined a great show
18 January 2021 | by nickcon-40153See all my reviews

The show is no longer entertaining. Its become so focused on political agendas that its not the same show anymore. The first 2 seasons had some political story lines but it was subtle enough that it allowed the show to still be entertaining. The third season has now become almost entirely aimed at cliche police situations. I won't be watching it anymore after watching the first 3 episodes. Its a shame because I really enjoyed the first 2 seasons and was looking forward to this one. I would bet that this will be the last season of the show because they will cancel it after the terrible ratings this season is going to get.

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