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Rookie Blue: New ABC Cop Show; Cancel or Keep It?

Rookie BlueABC recently premiered a new police series for the summer months called Rookie Blue. Many have compared it in concept to Southland on NBC (and now TNT). Will this one stick around long enough to see season two?

Rookie Blue revolves around five rookie cops who are plunged into world of big city policing. The ensemble cast of the drama includes Missy Peregrym (Reaper), Gregory Smith (Everwood), Eric Johnson (Flash Gordon), Ben Bass, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne, Charlotte Sullivan, Matt Gordon, Noam Jenkins, and Melanie Nicholls-King.

The TV show debuted on June 24th to a 1.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 7.24 million viewers. In the regular season, those numbers wouldn’t be cause for celebration but, in the summer months, they’re quite respectable. For the timeslot, the premiere ranked second in the demo and first in total viewers.

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In week two, Rookie Blue bucked the usual trend and didn’t lose many viewers. The second episode brought in a 1.8 rating and 6.78 million viewers. If the series can sustain these numbers throughout its 13 episode season, it’s a good candidate for renewal and for returning next summer.

Also in its favor, Rookie Blue is produced in Canada through a joint venture between Canwest Broadcasting and ABC. That means it’s not costing the network as much as other scripted dramas.

What do you think? Is Rookie Blue worth watching? Would you like to see it return for season two or would you rather see it canceled?

 

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Patricia October 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Please, please bring show back!

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Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 5:18 am

I think this is the best cop show in a long time. this is a show worth keeping

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Nathan September 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!! So much better than most of the other new pilots starting this Fall, why are they not bringing it back until next summer? Should be in Fall line up!

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no name September 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm

It is one of the worst shows I have seen. The characters are so awful so unreal so pathetic . Pls get rid

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Joe September 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

I love the show. Come back in the fall

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tara September 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

My grandma and I love the show. We watched every episode. KEEP THE SHOW

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AshleyClaire September 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Love the show! Happy that its coming back, and would be even more excited if it changed to fall season..

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viki September 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

make it fall season instead of summer please!! Love it love it love it!

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viki September 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I love this show!!!! this is one of the best shows i ever liked so much! so please dont take to long on the 2nd. will be waiting,will check for new on it everyday… thank u so much

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Anonymous September 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Because of the fire in San Bruno last night the season finale was not shown. I’m so disappointed. Is there someway to see the finale????

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admin September 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

@Anonymous: Go to abc.com

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Elaine September 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

This is one of the best shows in a long time. When I saw that it was 2 hour season finale last night I thought..oh no it’s done. I am so glad to hear it’s been renewed.

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cathy September 10, 2010 at 5:03 am

I love this show and i do hope it comes back next season or a reglar season show they should pick it up now before people forget about it, next summer is too long to wait!

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Lisa September 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Love it I am with Judy Leaf don’t take so long to come back me and my daughter loved it dissappointed that its already over for the season…

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judy leaf September 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I love this show please dont take so long to come back on.This show has a lot of feeling to it thanks me and my mom love it please keep everyone who plays on it

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Elaine September 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I enjoy the show, please keep it.

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