10:29am PT by Etan Vlessing
ABC's 'Rookie Blue' Canceled After Six Seasons
It's the end of the road for ABC's summer staple Rookie Blue.
The Canadian cop drama Rookie Blue's recent sixth season finale will serve as a series finale. Producers Entertainment One and U.S. distributor ABC have opted to cancel the series after six seasons and 74 episodes.
Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media also confirmed the cancelation, indicating the homegrown cop drama had reached a "natural conclusion," especially with Andy (Missy Peregrym) and Sam (Ben Bass) getting married in the season six finale.
That view was shared by Rookie Blue creator Ilana Frank on Friday. "On behalf of the whole Rookie Blue family, thank you to all the fans for your dedication over the last six years. After six fun and dramatic seasons, our story has come to a natural close," she said in a statement.
Rookie Blue follows five rookie cops from 15 Division. Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Bass, Travis Milne, Enuka Okuma and Charlotte Sullivan top-lined the Toronto-shot series.
Tassie Cameron, Russ Cochrane, Frank, David Wellington and John Morayniss are executive producers. IFC Films produces the series with eOne.
Speculation about Rookie Blue wrapping after six seasons started with showrunner Cameron, who had been at the helm since the series launched, indicating she was leaving to pursue other projects. Now Frank at IFC Films is doing the same, having joined with eOne and Shaw Media on a new project from the Rookie Blue creator, with details to follow.
eOne, which distributes Rookie Blue internationally, also extended its overall deal with Frank. The Canadian producer will serve as the studio, deficit financier and distributor of upcoming projects from IFC Films.