Tom Selleck has been the face of Blue Bloods for a decade and has done a brilliant job, so it’s only fair he gets a season 12 when he asks for it.
Fans love Blue Bloods on TV, but they ought to love Tom Selleck more for pitching season 12.
All you need to know about Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods is a CBS TV series about the New York Police Department starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg. Ever since it premiered on CBS in September 2010, it has prevailed as a Friday night staple. The show is said to have had a viewership of at least 10-13 million, even before the pandemic. Tom Selleck, who most youngsters remember as Richard from Friends, soon became the face of Blue Bloods as the lead — New York City police commissioner, Frank Reagan.
- Is Blue Bloods more than a cop show?
- The sweet balance of religion and the cop life
- Tom Selleck hints at season 12 of Blue Bloods
Is Blue Bloods more than a cop show?
While there have always been plenty of police action shows that are immensely loved by the public, it has always been the police-versus-criminal element in the show. Here, much of the drama surrounds the Reagan family, an Irish Catholic family that have seen four generations of law enforcement in New York City. The slight emphasis on religion changes the dynamic for cops and their jobs so vastly.
All in all, the show has excellent character development and a transcendent storyline. The plot of the show follows the happenings in America subtly, making the beauty of the show real. The show, unlike most other cop shows, falls short of the high-action shooting scenes. There are no depictions of cops going into wild chases, large shootouts with drug dealers, gang members or with explosions and the like. It portrays realistic everyday highs and lows of police officers and the lives they lead.
Another detail about the show is the family dynamics that comes into play — each falling into their own storyline but not overshadowing other aspects from the main theme.
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Cops and religion: A match made on Blue Bloods
Crime versus sin: A popular part of the show revolves around how a Christian family like that of the Reagans is. For any Christian, a crime is often more than just a crime.It’s a sin, which means the Reagan family not only relies on their ethical compass but also their morals when it comes to dealing with the right, wrong, forgiveness and second chances.
Family Dinners and grace: Having meals together is a common dinner picture, but the Reagan family always say grace before a meal, showing the rest of us that religion is at the foreground in their household.
Some fans think some of these references have been dwindling. For example, on March 16th 2019, Christina tweeted, “Is it me or did saying grace around the table stop”. But we think there is a very real sense of religion on the show. You don’t see everyone at Church daily, holding hands or making large statements, but there are nuances and remarks that lead back to homilies, churches and so on – which is what a modern religious family does.
More on seasons 11 and 12 of Blue Bloods
When Tom Selleck got in a conversation with TV Insider at the wrap of season 10 in 2019, they asked him about celebrating a 15-year milestone, to which he replied,
“I’m negotiating with CBS about next season. I’d like them to order two seasons. We can do much better shows if we know where we’re going. This show has lasted because the characters have been allowed to grow and change. The potential is limitless in my opinion. The cast seems to love each other; I sure love them. The actors are doing phenomenal work. Everybody’s very much aware that this is maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity—a show that’s found its way and is welcomed by an audience. I’m ready to go back when it’s okay to start again.”
For now, CBS’ Blue Bloods took to Instagram announcing their 11th season and encouraging fans to drop blue hearts in the comments saying, “We’re officially returning for Season 11!” But maybe there is hope yet for the show.
So, does mean there could be a season 12 of Blue Bloods? Let us know your thoughts