Fathered by CBS, ‘Blue Bloods’ is a crime thriller family drama, based out of New York. The series debuted on September 24, 2010, and wrapped up on September 27, 2019, with a 10-season mark with an episode named “Family Secrets”.
CBS recently renewed Blue Bloods for season 11, and if what Tom Selleck says is true, then ‘Blue Bloods’ will be around for a long, long time. Owing to the inconsistency that the global pandemic brought in, the show wrapped up 3 episodes early. Talking about dealing with the pandemic and the script coming out slow, he said, “The uncertainty of this year made it impossible”.
- ‘Blue Bloods’: The reason behind the chart breaking ratings
- What did Tom Selleck say?
- Are fans in for a 12th instalment?
‘Blue Bloods’: The show with chart breaking ratings
The Reagan family dinner is the one behind the unmatched ratings. Produced by CBS Television Studios, ‘Blue Bloods’ features the Reagan family, an Irish Catholic family in New York, in which law enforcement runs in the veins. The story follows the lead character Frank Reagan as New York City Police Commissioner, his oldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) as a seasoned NYPD detective, his youngest son Jamie (Will Estes) who gave up a career in law to follow his family’s footsteps as an NYPD sergeant, and his daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan) as an assistant district attorney.
‘Blue Bloods’ originally aired on Fridays after ‘CSI: NY’, but was later moved on to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m., and back to Fridays after a brief period in season 1. The show has managed to have a sizeable fan base and, with an average of 12.95 million passionate viewers per episode for nine years, has also worked its way to the top 10 shows on TV. Not to forget, CBS says that the series is also the most-watched network drama on its digital platforms including CBS All Access. Here’s a fun video of all the ‘Blue Blood’ actors revealing their real partners.
What did Tom Selleck say?
The seasoned Hollywood veteran Tom Selleck said that ‘Blue Bloods’ could stick around for a long time. Hinting at a possible 12th season of the show, he talked about how he doesn’t see the end of the show near and the fact that he loves the cast. Earlier in a 2020 interview, Selleck said,
“I don’t think there is an endpoint. I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older”.
He talked about how there has been an evolution, and though ‘Blue Bloods’ originally started as a character-driven show, it’s now become more than that.
“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”, he added.
Though Tom clears our doubts about a possible 12th season partially, should we pin our hopes on this?
Are fans in for 11th & 12th instalment?
When it comes to ‘Blue Blood’, Selleck has a lot of power and say. He recently implied in an interview in early 2020 that he wants the show to be renewed for 2 seasons instead of the usual one, so that the plot can be built accordingly, and so that it gives the series a proper direction.
“We can do much better shows if we know where we’re going”, he explained. Talking about the limitless potential of the show, he said, “This show has lasted because the characters have been allowed to grow and change. The cast seems to love each other; I sure love them. The actors are doing phenomenal work”, he said. In May 2020, the show got renewed for the 11th season, and it would cross the 200-episode mark in this season.
“Blue Bloods has been a top-10 drama and Friday’s top-rated show every year it’s been on the air”, said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment.
“It has attracted an average of over 13 million passionate viewers each week for nine years. We are delighted that Tom will return and that the show will continue to be a vital component of the CBS schedule next season.”
Though Blue Bloods hasn’t been officially renewed for season 12, in our opinion, the Reagan family dinners are going to continue for a long time now. As long as writers and actors are up for it, why not?