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Blue Heelers is one of the most popular Australian dramas ever made. After producing more than 500 episodes over 13 seasons, Blue Heelers was axed by channel seven in 2006, with the final episode aired on June 4th. Since its first season in 1994, Blue Heelers quickly became one of Australia's most loved television dramas with compelling storylines and endearing characters. Season 13 saw Blue Heelers reach many milestones; including 500 episodes and becoming Australia's longest running weekly primetime drama series, surpassing Homocide which made 509 episodes.
Blue Heelers saw many changes from its first season. A major change by producers in 2004 saw the bombing of the old station, making way for a new set and bringing new faces to the Blue Heelers cast. This change allowed the show to take a new direction.
At its peak, Blue Heelers drew 2.5 million viewers and throughout its reign collected an impressive 25 Logie awards.
Blue Heelers saw many talented actors through its 12 years, many have now become household names across Australia including; Lisa McCune, John Wood, William McInnes and Martin Sacks.