Monday, April 15, 2024

CBS Friday Ratings Staple Police Drama “Blue Bloods” with Tom Selleck Ending After 14 Seasons


Get ready to say goodbye to “Blue Bloods.”

The CBS Friday night staple is wrapping its 14 season run next May.

The police drama stars Tom Selleck and Len Cariou with Bridget Moynihan among others. They all leave very rich and happy.

“Blue Bloods” was the perfect comfort food CBS drama, emphasizing family and lightly touching on serious subjects. It’s already a hit in syndication and will run for years in reruns.

The family drama surrounded the aptly named Reagans (apt since Selleck, a noted conservative became popular under Ronald Reagan). The show’s central theme was family dinners with the Reagans which included Selleck as the chief of the NYPD, and his children and father were also cops or the District Attorney. This was a New York fantasy, but the audience outside of New York ate it up.

How will it all end? At that dinner table, no doubt, with someone passing the mashed potatoes and handcuffs.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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