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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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B. Rhodes September 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I say cancel the show. The cops are immature and childish. I mean, do they all have to sleep with one another? Too many relationship issues and not enough cop issues. Southland and Detroit 187 are great shows. This one is a joke. No great loss here.


Ivan August 28, 2011 at 12:57 am

Send the money to the makers of Southland instead, so we can see something worth the money. Homicide: life on the streets is old now, but still crushes this tv show with its little finger.


ANNY July 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Cancel it. It’s garbage! All it is just a show that potrays cops as something from a frat mentality. This is far from a real cop show and it’s very superficial in a sense. Besides, you guys cancelled Detroit 187 (A cop show with substance and good acting, not just a bunch of playboy/play girl models running around in cop uniforms.


Rich May 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm

police shows are the best better than watching stupid shows like family guy or other stupid adult cartoons soon it will all be stupid cartoons what is this world comming to


Jennella F April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Please, bring the show back! My husband and I seem to like shows that have such great plots and good acting but they get cancelled after 1 season. I hope this show gets renewed for at least 1 more season!


Liz March 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm

yes come back!


Sarah Butcher February 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I think Rookie Blue should come back on!


Anonymous February 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I think the show was awesome !!!!!


ed tompkins January 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

great show! it must come back. one of the few watchable shows on TV


nicole December 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm

i think rookie blue should cme back on because it is very good and has some drama in it. you feel like you are on the each of your set at all times and you are just wondering what will happen next!:) keep it on!


diana December 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm

well I really liked Rookie Blue it was something good to watch during the summer when there isn’t much on tv.


Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 7:18 am

i think rookie blue should come back i really enjoyed the show and im kind of disappointed that it stopped airing


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Kay Peck November 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Why not try a 9:00pm time slot. Any night I think it would work. I usually go 2 bed @ that time because I have 2 get up in the am early, I would stay up & watch it anyway.


Essie October 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm

My name is Essie I love the show because I’m trying to be a cop iv gone throught the academy so i like it becasuse I can relate. Please keep the show on


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