When is the next episode of The Rookie out? Season 6 schedule

The TV show kicked off in 2018, following Nathan Fillion’s John Nolan, the LAPD’s oldest rookie who joins the force at 40 years young. Understandably, friends and colleagues alike aren’t convinced it’s a sensible career move — but through six seasons, he’s proven them wrong.
Much like the rest of Hollywood, The Rookie was impacted by 2023’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. It finally returned to our screens earlier this year, debuting with strong ratings (its premiere marked a 29% improvement compared to the earlier season.

However, fans have been forced to endure another hiatus, if you want to know when the next episode of The Rookie Season 6 is out, we’ve got you covered.
When is the next episode of The Rookie Season 6 out?
The Rookie Season 6 will return with Episode 7 on April 30.
The three-week hiatus began on April 9, and it’s not just The Rookie fans struggling: Will Trent and The Good Doctor’s final season has also paused, with all three shows resuming on the same night.
9-1-1, Grey’s Anatomy, and Station 19 are on a separate joint break until May 2, so it’s a tough time for ABC viewers.
“I swear I cannot wait another week for 6×7 of the rookie, I think I’m going insane,” one fan wrote. “I’m so glad I only have a week to wait to watch 6×07 of The Rookie because I’m sad,” another tweeted.
The Rookie Season 6 release schedule
Here’s the full release schedule and details for all the episodes in The Rookie Season 6:
Episode 1: ‘Strike Back’ — February 20
“The team must try to understand why they were targeted and if there is a bigger plan in place; Nolan must his survive last shift before his wedding to Bailey.”
Episode 2: ‘The Hammer’ — February 27

“The team comes together to celebrate John and Bailey’s wedding; Celina discovers a discrepancy in her case, leading to a new discovery; Lucy and Tim’s relationship is put to the test.”
Episode 3: ‘Trouble in Paradise’ — March 5
“Nolan and Bailey’s honeymoon is more of a nightmare than a dream when it turns into an active crime scene; Tim and Celina partner up and must uncover the identity of a John Doe.”
Episode 4: ‘Training Day’ — March 26
“It’s Officer Aaron Thorsen’s first day back since the assault, and he’s tasked with a series of high-stress cases to determine whether he’s ready to work; the team investigates a homicide case with a potential tie to the pentagram killer.”
Episode 5: ‘The Vow’ — April 2
“When a toddler is found at the scene of a crime, John and Bailey must decide whether to let the child go to a shelter for the night or care for herself; when someone from his past returns, Tim disappears and leaves Lucy in the dark.”
Episode 6: ‘Secrets and Lies’ — April 9
“Following their time as foster parents, Bailey wants to have a baby and forces John to reconsider their decision to not have children; John and Celina discover a prison escapee whom they fear is out for revenge and race to find her.”
Episode 7: ‘Crushed’ — April 30
Episode 8: ‘Punch Card’ — May 7
Episode 9: TBA
Episode 10: TBA

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