That Time I Hung Out With the Cast on the Set of The Rookie #ABCTVEvent #TheRookie

So you know when I travel to LA, it’s always full of fun and special surprises/experiences. And the Ralph Breaks The Internet Event was no exception. While there, we got to tour the set of two new hit ABC TV shows, one being The Rookie and the other, Single Parents (which I’ll dish about tomorrow).

Mercedes Mason (who plays Captain Zoe Anderson) took all 25 of us in groups for a tour on the set of The Rookie — and she wasn’t even scheduled to work that day. How dope is that?

While we were in LA, we found out the great news that The Rookie had just been picked up for a full season. And from what I’ve seen already in these first few episodes, it will not disappoint. It’s an instant hit!

Seriously, you will be hooked within the first few seconds of the pilot episode.

THE ROOKIE – ABC’s “The Rookie” stars Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey, Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mercedes Mason as Capt. Zoe Anderson, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Titus Makin Jr. as Jackson West, and Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez. (ABC/Ed Herrera)

About The Rookie

If you haven’t gotten sucked in yet, let me bring you up to speed a bit. The pilot kicks off with small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) going through a life-altering event that inevitably forces him to pursue his dream of becoming a Los Angeles police officer. He gets teased quite a bit from the get-go because he just happens to be the force’s oldest rookie. So no one is taking him seriously – especially Sergeant Wade Gray (played by Richard T. Jones).

THE ROOKIE – “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. (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
TITUS MAKIN, MELISSA O’NEIL, NATHAN FILLION

He is basically spending his time proving himself by trying to keep up with the younger cops or risk losing 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.

THE ROOKIE – “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. (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
MERCEDES MASON

On the Set of The Rookie

Let’s start by saying how absolutely fab Mercedes Mason is! She actually came to the set on her day off just to give us a tour. And she was so much fun, it really made the experience special! Below are some photos on the set.

So cool to catch some behind-the-scenes filming for the show.

While we toured the sets in groups, we took advantage of Director seat shots!

It’s so cool to listen in and watch on the monitors as they shoot their scenes. (Photo credit: Louise Bishop)

What’s funny is that while this group was having a ball (and taking their sweet time 👀lol) with Mercedes, the rest of us were just anxiously awaiting our turn and peeping through the window. On occasion, photobombing them 😂

Oh just helping out Captain Zoe Andersen with her next case.

Funny story: as we were waiting our turn to tour the set, I saw Afton walk in from the corner of my eye. I looked over and had a little fangirl moment, wanted a selfie but saw she was busy. Then she caught my eye and asked if I wanted to take a pic. I don’t know if she felt like I was stalking her or if she was really just being nice. Either way, she took my phone (cause she told me her selfie game was strong) and snapped a few pics.

#SelfieGameStrong (Afton Williamson)

And she was not telling any lies here #wecute 😍

 

Oh Heeeyyy Sergeant! #nocaptionneeded (Richard T. Jones)

Not sure who’s pic I was trying to capture here, but it’s a cute pic and shows that I was actually working lol (thanks Louise)

I definitely felt the love, shade 😆and chemistry between the cast. They are truly a fun group of people!

Because these are the faces you will automatically make in the presence of Nathan Fillion 😂#smitten

While we waited for the professional photographer to come along, I took a stab at this selfie with Mercedes. It’s hard getting 26 people in one shot LOL

Thank you Mercedes for coming to hang out with us on your day off! The set tour was epic!

Us trying to act like the touch Captain that Mercedes is.

The Deets on Tonight’s Episode

It’s not who you know but what you know. On an all-new episode of The Rookie, tonight it’s all about “The Hawke”. Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them.

THE ROOKIE – airing TUESDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless) RICHARD T. JONES, NATHAN FILLION, ERIC WINTER

THE ROOKIE – “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. (Photo credit: ABC/Tony Rivetti)
LIZ FRIEDLANDER (DIRECTOR), ALYSSA DIAZ, ERIC WINTER, AFTON WILLIAMSON

The Rookie Sneak Peek

Check out the clip below and then be sure to tune into tonight! But if you haven’t started watching yet, go ahead and binge on all the previous episodes first — then thank me later! #yourewelcome 😉

The Rookie Cast & Crew

The series 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.

THE ROOKIE – “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. (Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION, AFTON WILLIAMSON

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 the first episode. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios.

THE ROOKIE – Airing TUESDAYS on The ABC Television Network. (Photo credit: ABC/Tony Rivetti)
NATHAN FILLION, MELISSA O’NEIL, TITUS MAKIN, RICHARD T. JONES

The Rookie (airs Tuesdays at 10|9c on ABC)

Be sure to Tune in to watch The Rookie on The ABC Television Network. It is also available streaming and on demand. So basically, no excuse to not catch it! 👀

Catch up with all things The Rookie on ABC:

WebsiteFacebookTwitter (#TheRookie #ABCTVEvent) ⎪ Instagram

THE ROOKIE – “The Hawke” (Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless) MELISSA O’NEIL, ERIC WINTER

Get Social With the Cast of The Rookie

Follow the entire cast on Twitter here

Catch up with the cast on Instagram:

Mercedes Mason @mercedesmason

Alyssa Diaz @alydiaz

Melissa O’Neil @missoneil

Richard T Jones @richardtjones

Titus Makin @titusmakin

Eric Winter @ebwinter

Afton Williamson @therealaftonw

Nathan Fillion @nathanfillion

This trip to Los Angeles to cover the #RalphBreaksTheInternetEvent was sponsored by Disney. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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