Tom Selleck on ‘Blue Bloods’ Final Season: ‘People Aren’t Ready to Say Goodbye’

<p id=”par-1_54″><a href=”https://cheatsheet.com/tag/blue-bloods”><em>Blue Bloods</em></a><em> </em>is getting ready to sign off after more than a decade on the air. The CBS drama about a tight-knit family of New York City cops will <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/blue-bloods-ending-season-14-tom-selleck-reacts-heartfelt-gratitude.html/”>end with its upcoming 14th season,</a> which premieres Feb. 16. But not everyone is ready for the show to end, series star Tom Selleck says. </p>

<h2>‘Blue Bloods’ is ‘more popular than ever,’ Tom Selleck says </h2>

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<p id=”par-2_58″>In November 2023, CBS announced that <em>Blue Bloods </em>Season 14 would be the last for the show, even though it is one of the most-watched dramas on broadcast TV. The police procedural averaged 9.4 million viewers in season 13. That means there are plenty of people who are going to miss spending <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/blue-bloods-tom-selleck-thought-family-dinner-scenes-axed-network.html/”>Friday evenings with the Reagan family</a>.  </p>

<p id=”par-3_42″>“CBS will find an awful lot of people aren’t ready to say goodbye to it,” Selleck told <a href=”https://www.tvinsider.com/1119581/tom-selleck-blue-bloods-ending-reaction/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>TV Insider</a>. “The show’s more popular than ever, and I think [numbers] will increase with the interest this year. We’re certainly not out of ideas.”</p>

<p id=”par-4_46″>Given the show’s solid ratings, why did CBS decide to cancel <em>Blue Bloods</em>? The high cost of producing the series was likely a major factor. CBS only agreed to a season 14 renewal after the cast and producers agreed to take significant salary cuts, Deadline reported.   </p>

<h2>Selleck isn’t ready to retire</h2>

<p id=”par-5_28″>The 78-year-old Selleck plays NYPD police commissioner <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/blue-bloods-tom-selleck-believes-frank-reagan-avoidance-favoritism-fault.html/”>Frank Reagan on <em>Blue Bloods</em></a><em>. </em>Though the <em>Magnum P.I. </em>actor is approaching 80, he has no desire to retire, he said. </p>

<p id=”par-6_39″>“I’m not counting the days so I can do something else. I love the work,” he said. “Sometimes the hours are a little harder because I’m older, but so what? I want work as long as they’ll have me.”</p>

<p id=”par-7_10″>Nor is Frank Reagan ready to hang up his hat. </p>

<p id=”par-8_35″>“He picks fights because he’d like somebody to take the weight of this responsibility [off] his hands and fire him,” Selleck said. “But he has a hyperactive sense of responsibility and he’s stuck with it.”</p>

<h2 id=”h-blue-bloods-season-14-will-be-split-into-two-parts”>‘Blue Bloods’ Season 14 will be split into two parts </h2>

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<p id=”par-9_45″>Though <em>Blue Bloods</em>’ upcoming season will be its last, the show is getting a lengthy send-off. Season 14 will be split into two parts. The first 10 episodes will begin airing in February 2024. The final eight episodes will air in the fall of 2024. </p>

<p id=”par-10_65″>In the season 14 premiere, “Loyalty,” Jamie (<a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/blue-bloods-is-will-estes-married.html/”>Will Estes</a>) goes undercover with a deadly human trafficking ring. Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate a homicide connected to Darryl Reid (Malika Yoba), Danny’s old partner. Also, Frank grapples with whether to publicly support Mayor Chase (Dylan Walsh) on a policy decision, and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) is determined to teach a young shoplifter a lesson. </p>

<p id=”par-11_31″>The episode airs Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. It streams live and on-demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers and on-demand the next day for Paramount+ Essential subscribers.</p>

<p id=”par-12_2″>Source: <a href=”https://deadline.com/2023/03/blue-bloods-renewed-season-14-cbs-cast-tom-selleck-return-1235312789/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Deadline</a></p>

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