Tom Selleck is determined to push CBS to order two more seasons of his law enforcement web series Blue Bloods to wrap up the many storylines. He is convinced there will not be a dry eye at the end.
Tom Selleck wants at least two more seasons of CBS’s Blue Bloods to wrap up the storylines of the different characters at the Reagan Sunday dinner table. The show follows an Irish family in New York City who works in law enforcement. With less over-the-top action sequences and no exhilarating mob drama, the Reagan family on Blue Bloods are as real as the everyday cops we see in our lives. What makes this line of cops stand out are their family values and religions – keeping their morals high and their actions honest.
Blue Bloods is more than just another cop show to a lot of viewers.
- Tom Selleck does not think Blue Bloods is going anywhere.
- Selleck is the real-life Frank Reagan!
- What is the future of Blue Bloods?
What can we expect from the Reagan family?
Blue Bloods was one among the lucky shows to finish filming the season 10 finale before the New York set to shut down because of the pandemic.
The finale, which aired on May 1st, opened up a lot of storylines for each of the Reagan family adults at their Sunday dinner table. Tom Selleck who plays the police commissioner Frank Reagan in the show is convinced that there are enough storylines to last two more seasons of the hit cop show.
While CBS has not made any official statement regarding season 12, they have confirmed that Blue Bloods will be back with season 11 on their Twitter handle with this video, where Tom Selleck says “The cast and I are thrilled to have another year of family dinners with you.” The Blue Bloods team has also taken to their own Instagram stating “#BlueBloods will be back on Fridays at 10/9c in the 2020-2021 broadcast season.“
Tom Selleck is real-life Frank Reagan
The best way to describe Frank’s character as a police commissioner is kind yet strong. It was not originally written that way. Tom Selleck wanted his character to be flawed and therefore more relatable. He told Parade, “I’ve worked very hard to make him flawed because he’s not easy to work for. He takes things out on his people and his family sometimes, and yet people like him. That’s the best kind of character to play. He tries to do the right thing. There aren’t a lot of good, strong, examples of patriarchs trying to do the right thing on television.”
You can see Selleck in the character of Reagan and traces of Reagan in the actor himself. Like Selleck, Reagan prides himself on his strong work ethic. And like Reagan, Selleck too served in the army. His experience in the army has helped him prepare for a lot of his characters. It is often hard to see Selleck apart from his character in Blue Bloods. So, when Selleck says he is hopeful for more character growth in the series, you can be assured that his character and the series still has a lot more to offer.
How Tom Selleck wants to end it
Tom Selleck said in a recent interview with People that the beloved CBS family drama series could be around for a long time. “I don’t think there is an endpoint,” said Selleck. “I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older.”
Drawing parallels to Magnum PI, another 1980s cop show that made Selleck a star, he said “There is an evolution. It started out as a character-driven show and it’s even more than that now. When you get to a point like this, and we certainly had it on [Magnum P.I.], the audience is really inside the main characters’ heads.”
It looks like it’s not time to say goodbye to the Reagans even after their 11th season and Tom Selleck seems to agree with us. In an exclusive Interview with TV Insider, he states, “Well, 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.”
We are certainly convinced that there is a lot left to see. But we’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section.