What Should Determine “Rookie Blue’s” Renewal- Ratings or Ongoing Plans?

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
What Should Determine “Rookie Blue’s” Renewal- Ratings or Ongoing Plans?
Rookie Blue/Official Facebook Page

Usually, when a series whose future looks uncertain, especially if there have been no rumors, rumblings or announcements either prior to the finale of the season or several days after a series ended, fans and viewers are left to wait agonizingly until some sort of news comes towards their way. This is the case for the Canadian cop drama, “Rookie Blue”, a fan favorite that has made its way to American shores and has been aired by ABC. However, even though the Canadian show aired its season finale on ABC on Aug. 27, 2015, fans of the show are a little bit worried about the fate of the fifteenth division especially as no news has come out since the show’s sixth season ended on Global in Canada at the end of July. Read on to learn if the show is truly in trouble.

Depending on whether the show will be renewed or not, the season six finale “74 Epiphanies” can be taken in several ways: as a jumping point for new stories come next season, or as a satisfying close to a wonderful story.

In the episode, Officer Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) finally got married to her long-time boyfriend, Detective Sam Swarek (Ben Bass). It was despite the complications that arose during the wedding day itself.

However, they weren’t the only ones who had a happy ending, as most of the “Rookie Blue” team at the fifteenth division got their happy endings as well.

Officer Nick Collins (Peter Mooney) decided to go to Vancouver to try to pursue a relationship with Internal Affairs Officer Juliet Ward (Erin Karpluk); Detective Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma) became the new head of the Guns and Gang Unit; Officer Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), who was back together with Officer Chloe Price (Priscilla Faia) was now a Detective in Training; while Chloe, Andy, Officer Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan) and Officer Chris Diaz (Travis Milne) were now Training Officers with their own set of rookies to teach; and Oliver Shaw (Matt Gordon) returned to being the Fifteenth Division’s Staff Sergeant.

However, according to Master Herald, there are several factors that fans and viewers should consider with regards to the show’s fate while waiting for any official news to come out.

According to the article of the main factors to consider as to whether a show will be renewed are a show’s ratings. Based on Deadline’s report, the future, for this cop drama, looks quite grim. They reported that the show’s ratings have been decreasing and hit a series low during the season finale.

However, one might argue that, as reported earlier by Movie News Guide, showrunner Tassie Cameron wouldn’t have stepped down from being the show’s showrunner and producer, She wouldn’t have left it in the capable hands of Sherry White, another writer for the series, whose heart and soul have gone towards the love story between Andy and Sam.

With regards to the sixth season’s ending, it could be possible that they were trying to play it safe, so as not to leave anyone hanging, yet leave it open for more stories, if the show was renewed for a seventh season.

What do you think? Should “Rookie Blue” be renewed for a seventh season? What would you like to see happen next?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the considerations as to whether “Rookie Blue” should or will be renewed or not. For more news and updates on “Rookie Blue” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Photo Source: Rookie Blue/Official Facebook Page



About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.