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Rookie Blue: ABC TV Series Renewed for Season Three

Rookie Blue season threeABC has renewed their Rookie Blue TV series for a third season. Starring Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne, Ben Bass and Eric Johnson, Rookie Blue has ranked first in the 18-49 demographic for its three airings so far this season. The June 23rd season premiere reportedly gave ABC its best numbers with regular programming in the timeslot since 2008.

The TV series airs on Global Television in Canada and internationally on Universal Networks International’s pay-TV channels.

Production on season three of Rookie Blue is scheduled to get underway later this summer. No word on when the episodes will air on ABC but next summer is expected.

ABC ANNOUNCES EARLY RENEWAL OF POPULAR SUMMER DRAMA SERIES, “ROOKIE BLUE”

ABC and Global have jointly announced the renewal of the summer’s popular drama series, “Rookie Blue,” for a third season. Season Three is currently in development and will move into production in Toronto later this summer.

For ABC, the series ranks No. 1 in Thursday’s 10 o’clock hour in Adults 18-49 this summer, finishing No. 1 in its time slot on each of its three original telecasts. Moving to the 10 o’clock hour in its sophomore season, “Rookie Blue” is producing year-to-year gains for ABC, improving by 8% in Total Viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49 from the Net’s Summer ’10 averages in the hour. In fact, with viewers and young adults, “Rookie Blue’s” sophomore season premiere (on June 23) posted ABC’s best summer numbers in the hour with regular programming since August 2008 (August 7).

“Rookie Blue” was developed by Thump Inc. and produced in partnership with leading indie studio and distributor Entertainment One. The series is executive-produced by award-winning Tassie Cameron (“Flashpoint”), Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Would Be Kings”), Noreen Halpern (“Hung,” “Call Me Fitz”), John Morayniss (“The Firm,” “Haven”) and David Wellington (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Would Be Kings”).

“Rookie Blue” follows five young and ambitious rookie cops who navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. Last summer these rookies hit the streets for the first time with their training officers and learned how to walk the thin blue line. Now the training wheels are off – more experienced, they’re ready to kick some serious butt. But these rookies are just beginning to realize there are no shortcuts to becoming good at this job. And when you’re a rookie officer, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Shot entirely on location in Toronto, “Rookie Blue” stars Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally, Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein, Charlotte Sullivan as Gail Peck, Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash, Travis Milne as Chris Diaz, Ben Bass as Sam Swarek and Eric Johnson as Detective Luke Callaghan. Also starring in the series is Melanie Nicholls-King as Noelle Williams, Matt Gordon as Oliver Shaw, Noam Jenkins as Detective Jerry Barber and Lyric Bent as Frank Best.

“Rookie Blue” airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m., ET on ABC. In Thursday’s July 14 episode, “Heart & Sparks,” as the 15th Division tries to recover from the attack on Detective Callagan, a series of arsons culminates in the torching of a laundromat. The list of suspects grows, as Chris and Gail take to the streets and encounter a man from Chris’ past, while Traci interrogates a young firebug found at the arson scene. Meanwhile, Andy’s effort to stop the grieving widow from entering the burnt-out laundromat results in the two women being trapped in the unstable building, and what seems like a straightforward case of arson ends up being something much bigger.

“Rookie Blue” is available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online. For more information on “Rookie Blue,” please visit ABC.com.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Rookie Blue has been renewed? Do you like the show or would you prefer that it be cancelled instead?

 

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Juanita April 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Can’t wait for the next season!!

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jan maness April 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

I am very glad it has been renewed.

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TRUDI April 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

YES – THRILLED – I LOVE THIS SHOW

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bonnie white April 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I Love this show& I am so glad is returning… I just love this show. It is so nice to have a nice summer drama series, Rookie Blue… I’m not Body,I’m Rookie Blue,woo,hoo!!! Thanks for the return & hopefully more seasons to come…..

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Lew April 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Definately glad it’s coming back. LOVE this show.

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Kim April 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

REALLY glad it`s coming back on, I am so sick of reality shows i am ready to gouge my ears out! This is just a GOOD show!

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Tina February 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Definitely hooked on Rookie Blue. Glad to see it is coming back. Like others who commented, wish we didn’t have to wait so long.

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Christopher James Duvall December 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I am a soldier in the united states Oklahoma National Guard and i first saw this great show while over seas. I love this show and it would be a shame to see it go.

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Tracie December 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

Very happy about this!! Great show. Now if they could renew Combat Hospital!!! :)

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Cristina November 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

This show it’s great. I can’t understand why we have to wait so long, I hope they will reconsider and maybe will see it in the winter.

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Gail T October 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

Can’t wait for the new season. This is the best new series other than Blue Bloods in a great while. Go ABC for not making a mistake and taking a great show off the air. We all love Rookie and where the story line with the characters is heading, it seems more down to earth and not a made up TV story line. Real problems, real life dreams, is that not what all good shows are about. Can’t wait, why does there have to be season’s? lol

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Vern September 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

Love love love this show

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Carolyn Tierce September 20, 2011 at 7:42 am

Best show on TV. I have watched last 3 show at least 16 times. Can’t wait until season 2 comes out on dvd so I can purchase it. I wish this show ran all year. Love Sam and Andy together. CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 3.

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Carolyn Tierce September 20, 2011 at 7:35 am

Best show on TV. Watched last 3 episode at least 16 times. Have become obsessed with this show. Love Sam and Andy together. Wish this show ran all year. Cannot wait until season 3.

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LUCIA September 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

HOLA VIVO EN ESPAÑA Y HE CONOCIDO LA SERIE GRACIAS A LA BUENA GENTE QUE HA COLGADO LA SERIE EN INTERNET PORQUE AQUÍ NO SE HA ESTRENADO AÚN,ME HA ENAMORADO, SOBRE TODO LOS PERSONAJES DE SAM Y ANDY Y PEDIRÍA POR FAVOR A LOS GUIONISTAS QUE NO HAGAN COMO EN OTRAS SERIES QUE RETUERCEN LAS HISTORIS DEMASIADO Y DEJAN DE TENER SENTIDO, SAM Y ANDY PUEDEN TENER SUS PROBLEMAS PERO NO SEPARANDO LA PAREJA ,CREO QUE A LOS FANS NOS GUSTARÍA UN CAPÍTULO DONDE SE CASARAN AUNQUE FUERA DE REBOTE O POR UNA BROMA. GRACIAS.

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Elena April 26, 2012 at 6:53 am

I loveeeee this show.Cannot for this season.Thank you

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