The Rookies: Season Two
Posted in No Huddle by Gino Sassani on August 14th, 2012
It all started as an ABC television movie about three police officers fresh from the academy. They had their passions and ideals and were ready to take on the world. The telefilm featured Kolchak: The Night Stalker’s Darren McGavin as Lt. Ryker, the grizzled veteran police mentor and boss for the three rookies. By the time the show went to series the role was recast with Gerald S. O’Loughlin as a slightly more understanding version of the character. It was obviously decided to make him less harsh and more amicable in personality. The three rookie cops remained the same.