The fans of 15 Division have spoken, and have been heard, again.
The ABC summer police drama “Rookie Blue” typically has earned the next year’s renewal early in its current season, and history has repeated itself once more: Via Twitter, executive producer and co-creator Tassie Cameron announced Wednesday (July 17) that Season 5 is “on” for 2014.
Though production company Shaw Media, ABC and Global — the series’ Canadian home network — had yet to confirm the news at this writing, Cameron cited the “Renew the Blue” tweet campaign as a definite factor in the latest order for the show. “High fives all around,” Cameron wrote, followed shortly by star Missy Peregym‘s tweet of appreciation for viewers’ “loyalty and support.”
UPDATE: ABC has made it official. Production on Season 5 is scheduled to start in January.
This year, it took four episodes to secure another “Rookie Blue” round. The decision might have come sooner, had the series not been pre-empted for three weeks by the NBA Finals, then been in repeat mode on July 4.
Season 4 continues Thursday (July 18) with “Poison Pill,” which challenges the already testy relationship of Officers Andy McNally and Marlo Cruz (Peregrym, Rachael Ancheril) when they’re quarantined together after tainted drug powder is spilled all over them.
Both have had romantic involvements with Detective Sam Swarek (Ben Bass) — Andy formerly, Marlo presently — but for whatever tensions the characters are having, word of the series’ renewal has to be giving the actresses a very good day.