Someone needs to explain to me how it could possibly be the SEASON finale of Rookie Blur next week. Correct me if I’m wrong but it appears that will be episode 11, not episode 22..
I understand that they were splitting the seasons in to 2 parts, airing 11 episodes now, and 11 episodes at a later…
Not sure when the new episodes will begin, but here’s what happened:
Global TV (the Canadian network that produces Rookie Blue) ordered a 22 episode season 5. Season 5 premiered with a 15% increase in viewers (in Canda) from its season 4 debut, so that’s a good sign.
However, ABC (the network that airs the show in the U.S.) wanted to split up the extra long (RB seasons are usually 13 eps) so that it would basically be seasons 5 and 6 (presumably because a lot of the episodes would get interrupted by sports games, other network shows premiering, etc.). ABC has said that it doesn’t plan to air any more episodes after season 5/6, but the decision still hasn’t been officially made to “cancel” the show. I’m not sure what the show’s U.S. ratings are like though.
Since the show is still going strong in Canada, it may continue for another season (past this year’s 22 episodes), but if ABC doesn’t want to carry season 6 it might mean a significant drop in the budget for the show, which could lead to them wrapping it up at the end of this season.