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Heelers stay

Blue Heelers will become the longest running prime-time weekly drama on Australian television after the Seven Network allowed it to continue shooting until the end of the year.

Producer Gus Howard told the cast and crew on Monday - a day before series 13 wrapped for the year - that Seven had commissioned 10 more episodes.

That takes Heelers to 510 episodes, beating the 509-episode record held by Homicide for 30 years.

Filming starts on episode 500 in less than two weeks with Seven executives undecided about the series' long-term future.

By Kylie Miller
September 29, 2005
The Age