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Emily Deschanel To Star In Nathan Fillion's Much-acclaimed Show 'The Rookie'

Actor Emily Deschanel is back on TV about a year and a half and will play Sarah, the ex-wife of Nathan Fillion's cop John Nolan on The Rookie.

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel, TV Promos YouTube


Actor Emily Deschanel is back on TV about a year and a half since fans last saw her on Animal Kingdom. The Bones actor will play Sarah, the ex-wife of Nathan Fillion's cop John Nolan, in the third season of The Rookie. She joins the series after she and John's son Henry collapsed and were rushed to the hospital at the end of the previous episode. Sarah and Nolan are seen struggling to cope with their son's health in the promo for the upcoming 12th episode, titled "Brave Heart".

About Emily’s arrival on Rookie

The Rookie‘s next new episode, airing May 2 on ABC, features Deschanel as none other than John Nolan's ex-wife, Sarah, who was announced late Sunday night in a promo for the show's next new episode. What is the significance of Sarah's appearance? At the end of the April 18 episode, she and John's adult son Henry mysteriously collapsed during a visit to L.A. and was rushed to the hospital.

Sarah got pregnant with Henry when she and John were both in college, according to the October 2018 pilot episode of The Rookie; John immediately dropped out of college and started a construction company. Their marriage became strained after several years, and they decided to divorce as soon as Henry left for college. Deschanel's TV credits include an arc on Animal Kingdom, some voice work, and a handful of episodes of Drunk History, in addition to her 12-season stint as Bones' protagonist Temperance Brennan.

Emily Deschanel’s movies and shows

From 2005 to 2017, Deschanel played forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan on Bones for 12 seasons and nearly 250 episodes, while Fillion starred as the author turned amateur detective Richard Castle on Castle for eight seasons from 2009 to 2016. Both shows had a devoted fan base during their runs, so this sneaky casting news for The Rookie is almost too good to be true. Deschanel's TV credits also include Drunk History, The Simpsons, and Law & Order: SVU, in addition to her 12 seasons as Dr Temperance Brennan on Bones and her work on Animal Kingdom.

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