ABC has picked up a fifth season of summer drama series Rookie Blue, which will begin production in
Rookie Blue is
from Entertainment One and ICF Films and airs in Canada on Global Television,
which has also renewed the series. Canadian coproductions have become a popular model for broadcast networks looking for cost-effective original programming options in the lesser-watched summer months.
The drama about the personal and professional lives of five
rookie cops drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 5.2 million viewers in its most recent
episode on ABC, and is averaging 15% more viewers than last season's run.