By Tony Maglio
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Rookie Blue" has been renewed for a fifth season, confirms ABC.
Before the network confirmed the renewal, the show's official twitter handle and its star Peter Mooney both made the announcement.
Here are tweets announcing the news:
Officially official. Rookie Blue will be back for a 5th! Huge thanks to everyone for tuning in - we're back because of you. @Rookiebluetv
— Peter Mooney (@Peter_Mooney_) July 17, 2013
Season 5 confirmed! A big huge Thank You to all our amazing fans who made this happen! You renewed the blue!
— Rookie Blue (@Rookiebluetv) July 17, 2013
The fifth season of the series will start development in the fall and will move into production in January 2014.
The one-hour drama's return on May 23 - its season 4 premiere - received over 1.5 million viewers. The one-hour, original dramatic series is also ABC's No. 1 series in total viewers this summer to date.
"Rookie Blue" provides a candid look at the personal and professional lives of five rookie cops as they navigate their first years on the beat. The group is now in its fourth year on the job.