June 26, 2012 10:47am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Renews 'Rookie Blue' for Fourth Season
ABC wants more Rookie Blue.
The summer drama starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith has gotten an early fourth-season renewal, ABC announced Tuesday.
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.
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.