Rookie Blue: More Episodes for Season Five But…

Rookie Blue season fiveThere’s good news and bad news for fans of ABC‘s Rookie Blue. Season five has been “super-sized.”

The Canadian cop drama usually has 13 episodes each season but the count for season five has been increased to 22 installments. Unfortunately, ABC and Global TV in Canada only plan on running 11 episodes this summer. The remaining 11 will be aired “at a later date.”

Though nothing’s been said about ending the show with season five, studios sometimes produce larger-than-usual seasons to save on production costs, break them into two parts, and then end the show.

On the other hand, Rookie Blue will have just 74 episodes by the end of season five. Studios typically want at least 88 episodes for a syndication package.

Production on season five began in January and will start airing July 17th. Two new characters will be introduced — Oliver Becker as Inspector John Jarvis and Matt Murray as Rookie Duncan Moore.

Returning castmembers include Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Ben Bass, Travis Milne, Enuka Okuma, Charlotte Sullivan, Peter Mooney, Priscilla Faia, Matt Gordon, Rachel Ancheril, Melanie Nicholls-King, Adam MacDonald and Aliyah O’Brien.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to season five? What do you think about having to wait for the second half of the season?

15 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Rhonda J says

    I am hooked on Rookie Blue and was so sad
    To see it end for the season. I love the actors!
    Please don’t cancel this great show!

  2. elizabeth s. says

    I dont care if i have to wait .. the wait is worth it the show is awesome .. i love it. as long as it is not cancelled .. im good … whhheeewwww … kool. its coming back .. july 17th. i will be waiting .. writing it on my calendar. !!

  3. jose Ibarrondo says

    This a great show please keep it on the air.we have to many crappy shows and this isn’t one of them…love this show…

  4. Anonymous says

    Love this show!!! Nice combination of police work and interactions between coworkers. Was disappointed that the series was stopped so suddenly and am looking forward to its resumption. Hoping to see it continue into the next season. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL.

  5. Andreea says

    This series is awesome. All seasons are great…the blue’s are awsome…I can’t wait to see all 22 episodes….i really hope that there are gonna be more…there are plenty of stories to be told…thank you verry much for this show,and please,please don’t cancel the show…big hugs from denmark…andy

  6. rayna says

    this is one of the best cop drama ever……………I love this show !!! please don’t even think about canceling…………great stories….great characters…..good balance of cop drama with a little bit of light heartedness added to it :) love the show !!!!

  7. jono says

    does anyone know why season 4 ended so abruptly in seemed to leave you in mid air hope they don’t end the show it is good

  8. Sabrina says

    Hey, we are absolutely happy about the 22 episodes, but we don’t want this super tv show stops after it !! we love our blue, and sure there are so many things to explore !! hope they will start the diffusion of the 11 other episodes before the end of this year, we won’t wait !! and we hope sincerly there will be another season !! Let’s go Rookie BLue, we need more All the team are so great, wonderful and so kind with the fans !! Merci and big hugs from France ♥♥ — Sabrina

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