“Rookie Blue” returns for season 2

Popular cop-drama is back on June 23rd.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Rookie Blue

After a hugely successful first season the home-grown cop drama "Rookie Blue" is back for season 2 on June 23rd airing on Global in Canada as well as ABC in the States.


Premiering last June, the hit program, which stars Missy Peregrym ("Heroes" and "Reaper"), Gregory Smith ("Everwood") and Enuka Okuma ("24" and "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye"), was picked up for a second season just three weeks after its debut. It was the highest-rated premiere for a Canwest-commissioned drama series in the last five years and the most-watched debut season of any scripted Canadian TV series in two decades. Developed by Thump Inc. and produced in partnership with Entertainment (eOne) Television, the 13-episode series was commissioned by Shaw Media and picked up last year by ABC Television Network during development. The second season was shot earlier this year in Toronto.


The show follows five rookie police officers who have just graduated from the Academy. Now, the training wheels are off – they’re more experienced and ready to kick some serious butt. But these rookies are just beginning to realize that when it comes to getting good at this job, there are no shortcuts, and when you’re a rookie officer, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.


"Rookie Blue" now airs in more than 25 countries including Australia, France, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.


The first episode of season two, called "Butterflies," will air on Thursday, June 23 at 10pm. Guest stars include Camille Sullivan ("The Butterfly Effect" and "DaVinci's Inquest") as Detective Jo Rosati, Aaron Abrams ("Producing Parker" and "Flashpoint") as Donovan Boyd, Rebecca Williams as Kate Novatski,  Jeff Irving as Adrian Sparks, and Kristen Gutoskie as Miranda. A sneak peek is available at http://www.globaltv.com/rookieblue.