The future of City Homicide is extremely unclear tonight. Production will cease on the Australian crime drama, which is in its fourth season, a little later this month. Tom Worner, director of programming for the Seven Network confirmed the cessation of production in October.
The show isn't completely dead as a decision on the final fate of the series has been delayed until 2011. However, production being ceased certainly doesn't look good.
The series will continue to air throughout 2010 and in 2011 a six-part mini-series, City Homicide: No Greater Honour will air. After that airing, Seven will make a final decision on the fate of the entire series.
No Greater Honour is a spin-off of the series and will guest star Claire Van Der Boom, Marcus Graham, John Howard and Graeme Blundell. The mini-series was written by John Hugginson and John Banas, the driving forces behind City Homicide.
Struggling ratings in the multi-channel environment is being blamed for the move to end City Homicide.
Update: After reading several different articles, I guess what the mini-series airing next year will be is the final 6 episodes from season four. The actors listed above are the guest stars and our favorites will be there. (Regardless, I'm still upset that City Homicide is ending.)
For more information: Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph.