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Tom Selleck hopes ‘CBS will come to its senses’ following show’s cancellation

Blue blood is airing its final episodes this year following CBS’s decision to cancel the long-running police procedural last November. However, series star Tom Selleck still hopes the network will “come to its senses” and reverse its decision.

In a new interview with CBS News, The Emmy-winning actor was asked if Blue blood was really ending. “Well, that’s a good question. I will continue to believe that CBS will come to its senses,” Selleck responded.

“We are the third most scripted show in all of broadcasting,” he continued. “We win the evening. The whole cast wants to come back. And I can tell you this: we are not sliding down a cliff. We put on good shows and always hold our place. So I do not know. You tell me!”

This echoed comments Selleck made to TV Insider in January, where he noted, “CBS will find that a very large number of people are not ready to say goodbye.” The show is more popular than ever, and I think (the numbers) will increase with interest this year. We’re certainly not short of ideas.

Selleck played Commissioner Frank Reagan in Blue blood since the series’ debut in 2010. He stars alongside Donnie Wahlberg (Detective Danny Reagan), Bridget Moynahan (ADA Erin Reagan), Will Estes (Sergeant Jamie Reagan), and Len Cariou (Henry Reagan).

Since CBS axed the series in November, cast and fans have advocated for the series to continue with the #SaveBlueBloods campaign. Unfortunately, CBS President Amy Reisenbach confirmed that the show will end in December.

“We love this casting; we love their passion for the show,” she said. Deadline. “All shows must come to an end. It is important for us to refresh the schedule. We will finish the show in December.

As for what’s next for Selleck, 79, he said CBS News that he has no plans to retire.

“I hope to work,” he said of what his future holds. “As an actor, you never lose – I don’t lose, anyway – that feeling that every time I finish a job, it’s my last job. You just go to work and do the work. And I have a lot of respect for what I call “work,” and I love it. And I would like to continue doing it.

Selleck’s new memoirs, we never knowcomes out today, Tuesday May 7.

THE Blue blood The Season 14 midseason finale airs Friday, May 17 at 10/9c, and the series will return in October for Part 2.

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