Rookie Blue is getting a double-sized Season 5 — but it won’t all see the light of day this summer, at least Stateside on ABC.
As commissioned by its Canadian producers, the cop drama’s next edition will deliver 22 episodes instead of its usual 13, TVLine has confirmed. However, fans in the United States will have to wait an indeterminate amount of time for the conclusion of Season 5, since ABC plans to air only the first 11 installments this summer.
Canada’s Global TV channel is following the same game plan, airing just 11 of the episodes this summer, reports ET Canada.
There are no details yet on when the rest of the Season 5 — which as just announced bows Thursday, July 17 at 10/9c on ABC — will be broadcast.
Additionally, two new faces will shake things up at 15 Division next season. Oliver Becker (Rent-a-Goalie, Lost Girl) joins the series as Inspector John Jarvis, a political spin-master of epic proportions who seamlessly flips from pleasant to menacing. He’s out to make his mark and find out if 15 is full of heroes or screw-ups.
Also new to the team is Matthew Owen Murray’s (The L.A. Complex) rookie cop Duncan Moore aka “Selfie.” When he struggles to fit into the group, the officers soon have their hands full with the challenging and well-connected new player.Follow @VladaGelman