Canadian television news you should know

Production starts on "Rookie Blue" and the finale of "Saving Hope" is coming up.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Two of Canada's biggest dramas have recently made some major announcements – while one is revving up for another action-packed season, another is winding down.

Principal photography has begun on the fourth season of Global's hit Canadian original series "Rookie Blue." Currently filming in Toronto, the upcoming season deals with changes at 15 Division. Following the death of Detective Jerry Barber in Season 3, the rookies will have to continue adapting to change and face it head on.

“'Rookie Blue' is Global’s biggest Canadian TV success story to date, and we are ecstatic to have season 4 now in the works,” said Barb Williams, SVP of Content at Shaw Media, in an official press release. “The first three seasons of 'Rookie Blue' have kept audiences tuning in week after week, and for that we owe a debt of gratitude to the incredible production team. With the addition of new characters and developing storylines for our favourite rookies, there is a lot more to tell, and we’re so excited to see where this new season will take us.” New and old romantic ties come to light as new rookie recruits Chloe Price (Priscilla Faia of "True Justice") and Senior Uniformed Officer Marlo Cruz (Rachel Ancheril of "The Listener") join the team. Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma), Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan) and Nick Collins (Peter Mooney) all return for the fourth highly-anticipated season.

Meanwhile, the season finale of CTV's "Saving Hope" will air on September 13th. Charlie (played by Michael Shanks) has awoken from a season-long coma and called out for his fiancée Alex (Erica Durance), and now, the couple must confront a number of life-changing questions. Debuting in June, "Saving Hope" continues to be one of Canada's leading summer dramas. A second 13-episode season of the series has already been ordered. The big finale will air at 9pm.

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