Rookie Blue is officially off duty.
The ABC cop drama has been cancelled after six seasons, the show’s Canadian producers Shaw Media announced on Friday.
“The success of Rookie Blue is a testament not only to the extremely talented team of Ilana Frank, Tassie Cameron, David Wellington and studio Entertainment One (eOne), but the electrifying cast that has resonated with legions of fans that have followed the show since Season One,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “After six seasons the series reached a natural conclusion and this season’s finale was the perfect wrap up for both our rookies and for fans, especially with the marriage of our favourite couple, Sam and Andy.”
Had Rookie Blue returned, it would have been without longtime executive producer/showrunner Tassie Cameron. Co-EP Sherry White was poised to succeed her.
“I’ve done 74 episodes on this show,” Cameron explained to TVLine. “I love it. I’ve loved it. These people are my family, the actors, the writers, the producers. It is a very, very difficult decision, but by the end of [Season 6], I felt like I’d told the story that I wanted to tell and the show would benefit from being kind of rebooted with somebody’s new vision for it.”
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