"Rookie Blue" is now so far removed from "rookie" status that the show may need a name change.

ABC and Global Television announced that the show has been renewed for a fourth season to air this fall. 

On average, “Rookie Blue” is the top series in Adults 18-49 for its 10 o’clock Thursday time slot this summer to date.

The cop show is extremely popular in its native Canada (it shoots in Toronto), and the renewal was likely more of a priority for Global, with ABC helping to defray the show's cost, allowing it to be a relatively low-cost success story for the network. 

“Rookie Blue” stars Missy Peregrym (“Heroes"), Gregory Smith (“Everwood”), Charlotte Sullivan (“The Kennedys”) and Enuka Okuma (“24”).

"Rookie Blue" airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.