CTV's cop series Flashpoint is coming to an end after its fifth season this fall, the broadcaster announced Tuesday.
The final 13 episodes are under production in Toronto by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment.
Producers Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos say they want to end the series on a high note and give fans a fitting conclusion.
Flashpoint stars Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni as members of an elite Toronto police force.
It debuted in July 2008 on CTV and CBS, when it was the first Canadian series since Due South to air in network primetime on both sides of the border.
CBS later dropped the series from its lineup and it now airs in the United States on the specialty network ION Television.
La Traverse dismissed reports the show had been cancelled, insisting CTV wanted the show to go on.
"There's an organic creative life to everything," she said, adding that she did not want the show to go past its high point.
"People choose to go on for many, many years to produce and make television shows beyond their prime and we think this is our prime."
Musto said they began talking about ending the series six weeks ago.
He said roughly half of the episodes had been written by the time they sat down with writer-creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern.
That allowed them to "feather in" storylines into the second half of the season and map out a satisfying ending, he said.