ABC has given a second-season renewal to Rookie Blue (further proof that changing the title from “Copper” was a good idea). Unfortunately, the Hollywood Reporter has revised its original item, depriving me of an opportunity to make mild fun of it: when the news first went up, THR said that “production will be moving to Toronto.” They revised it to indicate that the show is filmed in Toronto, and — though restrained about dropping the name of the city — takes place there too.
Someone pointed out that “Rookie Blue” may be less appropriate in a second season, but just because you’re in your second year doesn’t mean you’re no longer a rookie, I think. Cops aren’t athletes. And if it runs longer, they can always introduce new, young and pretty rookies to make the title make sense.