The Rookies stars Sam Melville as Mike Danko, Michael Ontkean (Twin Peaks) as Willie Gillis, and Georg Stanford Brown (Roots) as Terry Webster. They portray three young and handsome new police officers learning to protect and serve the public under the watchful guidance of Gerald S. O'Loughlin as Lt. Ed Ryker. Also starring is Kate Jackson as Jill, a practicing nurse married to Mike Danko. The Rookies depict the personal and professional adjustments officers make as they embark on their careers and focus on the dramatic police cases they are assigned.
Notable guest stars include Martin Sheen, Tyne Daly, Cheryl Ladd, Academy Award® winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (Best Supporting Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman), and Dick Van Patten (TV’s Eight Is Enough).