On Tuesday, June 15 2014, Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, announced during the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the network is preparing to let the hit Canadian show go, as per Montreal Gazette.

This comes as a surprise as the Canadian television show has been consistently performing well in the ratings every summer. However, at this point, Lee is talking about how they can finish it for now and says that it isn’t up to them —  it is all up to the production company that produces the show. However, the show’s executive producer and show runner, Tassie Cameron, could not be reached for a statement or comment about the situation.

According to Metronews, a representative from Shaw Media, one of the production companies that produces the show, said that there has been no final decision whether or not they will be producing more than the twenty-two episodes that have been ordered. Eleven episodes out of twenty-two are currently running this season, leaving another eleven episodes left to air in the summer of 2015.

“Rookie Blue,” the Canadian police drama, is about a set of rookie cops and their lives as they serve in the 15 Division. The show — starring 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 — is one of the few Canadian shows that have been well received in the United States. The series is currently in its fifth season and has seen the growth of its rookies into full-fledged officers and detectives.

After their deal with ABC is up, it is uncertain whether Global TV will still opt to continue the show, as they have not offered any comments or statements regarding the matter. However, granted that the show has a large fan base, especially in Canada, there might be a possibility that the show will still keep running even without ABC. This has been done before, as seen with television shows such as “Flashpoint” and “Saving Hope.”


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