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THE ROOKIE: Joel McHale, Michael Trucco, and Mario Lopez to Guest Star

February 6, 2019 by  

THE ROOKIE Joel McHale Mario Lopez Michael Trucco

THE ROOKIE – “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, on “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

ABC drama THE ROOKIE has booked a trio of guest stars for the second part of its freshman season.

“We have Joel McHale coming to do an episode with us, episode 17,” executive producer Alexi Hawley shares. “He plays a guy who is being watched in a safe house as he prepares to testify at a trial. [Nathan Fillion’s] Nolan and [Eric Winter’s] Tim are the cops who are tasked with watching him.”

“And Michael Trucco is in that episode, too,” Hawley added. “It’s a room of tall, handsome men.”

While McHale’s guest spot is a one-off, Trucco could stick around on the series. “He’s playing an assistant district attorney for us,” Hawley previews. “It was a great get, and hopefully we can do things down the road, as well.”

Michael Trucco

CASTLE – “Overkill” — A robbery-homicide prompts Beckett to invite Demming to assist on a case, giving Castle a ringside seat to their budding romance. When it becomes clear that the two men have very different ideas about how to proceed, the investigation becomes an unspoken competition for Beckett’s attention, one in which each man races to solve the case, as Beckett referees between her two admirers, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 10 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (ABC/KAREN NEAL)

Both actors have a history with Fillion: Trucco had an arc on a CASTLE (Hawley was a co-producer of the series during that time; he co-ran the final season of the series with Terence Paul Winter) and guest starred on Fillion’s web series CON MAN; Fillion appeared in two episodes of McHale’s COMMUNITY.

Additionally, Mario Lopez—who recently guest starred on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE—will have a cameo as himself in an upcoming episode. (Sarah Shahi will also have a previously-announced upcoming arc on the drama.)

THE ROOKIE, Tuesdays, 10/9c, ABC


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