Just three episodes into the third season, ABC (and Canadian network Global) have decided to renew cop drama Rookie Blue for a fourth season.
The series follows the lives of five rookie cops in Toronto's 15th division. Granted, the group isn't quite as green as they were at the beginning, this being a few years into the show. The five young officers are portrayed by Reaper's Missy Peregrym, Everwood's Gregory Smith, Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma, and Travis Milne. A sixth rookie (an Iraq war vet) recently joined the team in season three. He's played by Camelot's Peter Mooney.
Rookie Blue is one of ABC's few scripted series to air during the summer months, and does quite well for what amounts to the TV "off-season." Its status as a Canadian import also makes keeping it around a more attractive option for ABC. After all, they don't pay to produce the show, so if it fails they lose little. If it succeeds, it's almost pure profit for the network. Fellow Canadian import Flashpoint had a similar win-win relationship with CBS, until producers decided to end the series after the upcoming fifth season.
The new thirteen episode season of Rookie Blue is currently in development and is expected to begin filming in Toronto later this summer.
Do you watch Rookie Blue? Are you glad it's been renewed?
Source: TV Guide