CBS has locked the release date for the eleventh season of its hit police procedural drama ‘Blue Bloods’ and it is right around the corner.
CBS’s police-procedural family drama ‘Blue Bloods’ has been one of the most popular shows on the network since its premier in 2010. With a viewership of at least 12 million people each season, the series has seen steady success and acclaim from critics for its on-location shoot. This crime drama, about a family serving law enforcement in New York, has created quite a niche for itself over the years. Created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, ‘Blue Bloods’ has been running for 10 seasons now and was renewed for an eleventh season in May 2020. CBS has now announced that the show finally has a release date and will premier on the network on December 4th, 2020.
- The Reagans: An honourable and dutiful family
- Season 11 Episode 1 “Triumph Over Trauma” synopsis
- Season 11: All that we know yet
The Reagans: An honourable and dutiful family
‘Blue Bloods’ is a show about an Irish-Catholic family with each member serving law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), a police commissioner, is the patriarch of the family; his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), a detective in the NYPD; daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan), an assistant district attorney, and his youngest son Jamie (Will Estes), an NYPD sergeant. Frank’s late second son Joe was killed in the line of duty while he was involved in an FBI investigation looking into a group of corrupt policemen.
The show focuses on both the professional as well as personal lives of the Reagans. It often depicts their interpersonal dynamics and relationships with other people who are often those they work with. The Sunday family dinner, that all the Reagans come together for, has become quite a pop-culture phenomenon. Over the years, this family has become America’s favourite crime-fighting group because of its morals, righteousness, and dignity.
‘Blue Bloods’ promotes the importance of having upstanding law enforcement and, therefore, has even received tax concessions from the state of New York for its virtuous portrayal of a family dedicated to protecting its city.
Season 11 Episode 1 “Triumph Over Trauma” synopsis
Releasing on December 4th, 2020, the official synopsis of the first episode of the upcoming season reads: “In “Triumph Over Trauma”, amidst a shifting political climate, Frank goes head-to-head with City Council Speaker Regina Thomas (returning guest star Whoopi Goldberg) over protests against police brutality. Also: Jamie and his newish-found nephew, Joe Hill, work together to locate Danny and Baez when they go missing while searching for a killer, while Eddie steps up to help an abrasive woman find her father’s body after it was misplaced during the outset of the pandemic.”
The season 10 finale, “Family Secrets”, left the audiences with a major cliffhanger involving the introduction of Joe Hill, (Will Hochman) the long-lost estranged son of Frank’s deceased son, Joe. The excitement surrounding the upcoming season is through the roof because of this plotline and fans cannot wait to see how Hill will fit into the Reagan family and also what his mother will do about it. The last scene of the finale episode showed Hill joining the rest of the family for their trademark Sunday dinner which has set the ground for the upcoming season 11.
Season 11: All that we know yet
The upcoming season will be dealing with police brutality in the light of such instances that have been seen all over the United States in the last 2 years. The season will show the New York City Police Department facing protests against police brutality and Whoopi Goldberg, making her return as Regina Thomas, City Council Speaker, to confront Frank about it. Another important plotline in this season will be Jamie and Joe Hill looking for Danny and Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez), who went missing while pursuing a murderer.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, instead of the usual 22 episodes, season 11 will only have 16. CBS has decided to shorten all its drama series in the 2020-21 line-up, thus, making the upcoming season of ‘Blue Bloods’ the shortest one yet.
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