Episode One Features the Legendary William Shatner and Introduces the Team's Newest Rookie
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TORONTO, April 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Global Television announced today that its perennial fan favourite, Rookie Blue will return for a third season, in simulcast with ABC on Thursday, May 24th - 10pm ET/PT. The rookies may appear to be better on the job, but there'll be plenty of "bumps in the road" this season to make their lives difficult and the plots interesting.
The iconic and irrepressible William Shatner will guest star in the opening episode playing Henry McLeod, a belligerent drunk driver with a haunting secret - and with a serious grudge against the police. Plus, the rookies of 15 Division, Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma) and Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan), will have to contend with someone even "greener" than they are - ex-soldier Nick Collins (Peter Mooney - Camelot, Murdoch Mysteries).
"Rookie Blue has become Canada's biggest home-grown drama without question," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. "Not only is it drawing huge audiences on both sides of the border, but it's attracting high calibre talent like William Shatner."
For season three, the rookies are learning that experience isn't everything and that the boundaries between who they are as cops and who they are as people are not as black and white as they once believed.
This original series was developed by ICF Films Inc. (formerly Thump Inc.) and produced in partnership with leading indie studio and distributor, Entertainment One (eOne). Rookie Blue is executive produced by award-winning Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint), Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings), Noreen Halpern (Hung, Call Me Fitz), John Morayniss (The Firm, Haven) and David Wellington (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings).
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