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JUN
26
2 YEARS

ABC Renews 'Rookie Blue' for Fourth Season

The drama starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith ranks as the top series in 18-49 in its Thursday at 10 p.m. slot so far this summer.

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"Rookie Blue"

ABC wants more Rookie Blue.

The summer drama starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith has gotten an early fourth-season renewal, ABC announced Tuesday.

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The drama, a co-production from ICF Film Inc and Entertainment One, revolves around a group of five rookie cops -- now in their third year on the job -- as they navigate life on the beat.

Thus far this season, Rookie Blue is the No. 1 series among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic in its home on Thursdays at 10 p.m. and up 4 percent year-over-year in the period.

STORY: 'Rookie Blue': Missy Peregrym on Andy and Sam's Reunion, Luke's Return and Family Conflict

The series' May 24 return was up 5 percent vs. its second season premiere and scored its most-watched telecast since August. Season 4 is in development and will begin production in Toronto later this summer.

Tassie Cameron, Ilana Frank, David Wellington and John Morayniss serve as exec producers.

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