From an ABC press release – airs simulcast with Global:
â€œRookie Blueâ€ Premieres June 24 On ABC
FIVE ROOKIE COPS HIT THE CITY STREETS TO SERVE AND PROTECT, BUT MUST FIND THE COURAGE TO CONFRONT THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEMONS TO MAKE THE GRADE, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC’S â€œROOKIE BLUEâ€
- Missy Peregrym Stars as Rookie Police Officer Andy McNally, with Gregory Smith Starring as Fellow Rookie Dov Epstein
Five young, ambitious cops, fresh out of the Academy, are plunged into the world of big city policing on their very first day on the job, a world where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences, coupled with some serious emotional fall-out. Andy McNally is the soul of this close-knit group. She and her uniformed family of boyfriends, best friends, mentors and competitors will undergo extreme trials and tribulations, share their triumphs, cherish their camaraderie and revel in their competition. These rookies are about to learn that no amount of training can prepare them for life on the street, in the premiere of â€œRookie Blue,â€ THURSDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the premiere episode, â€œFresh Paint,â€ triumph turns to humiliation when a high-stakes takedown of a suspect goes awry. Andy McNally has made a critical rookie mistake, ruining a long-running undercover drug sting, and tries to make up for it by going face to face with a volatile gunman who already has one man’s blood on his hands.
Andy, a 26-year-old perfectionist and honest to a fault, has always just wanted to be a good cop. Her father was a cop, and while he wasn’t the best cop â€” or the best father â€“ Andy knows she’ll never find this sense of family, loyalty and excitement in any other job.
The other â€œfirst respondersâ€ to jump into the fray include Traci, Andy’s best friend, a single mom with a six-year-old son. Traci is street smart, sardonic and highly independent â€“ all of which hide a deep well of insecurity. Then there’s Dov, the archetypal thrill-seeker whose attitude stems from being raised by hippie parents; Chris, the straight-and-narrow poster boy for the force and a walking talking police manual; and Gail, the self-serving politico from cop royalty, whose ambition is so blind that she’ll trample anyone who gets in her way. Add to the mix Detective Sam Swarek, a rogue training officer, and Luke Callaghan, a charming workaholic homicide detective, and Andy will have more on her hands on and off the beat then she could have ever foreseen.
â€œRookie Blueâ€ stars Missy Peregrym (â€œHeroes,â€ â€œReaperâ€) as Andy McNally, Gregory Smith (â€œEverwoodâ€) as Dov Epstein, Charlotte Sullivan (Syfy’s â€œAliceâ€) as Gail Peck, Enuka Okuma (â€œ24â€) as Traci Nash, Travis Milne (â€œMy Green Houseâ€) as Chris Diaz, Ben Bass (â€œThe Eleventh Hourâ€) as Sam Swarek and Eric Johnson (â€œSmallvilleâ€) as Detective Luke Callaghan. Also starring in the series is Melanie Nicholls-King (â€œThe Wireâ€) as Noelle Williams, Matt Gordon as Oliver Shaw, Noam Jenkins as Detective Jerry Barber and Lyric Bent as Frank Best.
Guest starring in â€œFresh Paintâ€ are Peter MacNeill as Tommy McNally, Aidan Devine as Sergeant Boyko, Sarain Boylan as Sadie Falls and Devon Bostick as Martin Bentz.
â€œFresh Paintâ€ was written by Tassie Cameron and directed by David Wellington.
Tassie Cameron, Ilana Frank, David Wellington, Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss are the executive producers. â€œRookie Blueâ€ is produced by Thump Inc. and E1 Entertainment. E1 Entertainment will handle the worldwide distribution for all media.
â€œRookie Blueâ€ is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A parental guideline will be posted closer to the airdate.