Tom Selleck wants CBS to reconsider canceling ‘Blue Bloods’

“Am I ready for life? Yeah, but maybe not on a 63-acre ranch!’

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Tom Selleck wants CBS to reconsider canceling his popular crime series Blue Bloods and hints he could lose his ranch if it ends.

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In a new interview with CBS MorningsSelleck, 79, says he hopes the network “come to their senses” and cancel plans to finish the show later this year with Season 14.

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“We are the third most scripted show in all of broadcasting. We win the night,” Selleck says in a new interview. “All the actors want 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!”

Selleck leads the family-oriented police procedural as New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan. The cast also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Jennifer Esposito, Steve Schirripa, Marisa Ramirez and Vanessa Ray.

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Last November, CBS announced that he was wrapping up the series in the fall of this year with a two-part season.

“For the past 13 years, it has been an honor and privilege to work on a show that not only celebrates the men and women who protect and serve in New York, but also shows the importance of family.” Selleck said at the time. . “Working alongside these incredible cast, writers, producers, directors and crew has been a dream come true and I am grateful to have been a part of this extraordinary group for over 275 episodes. Thank you to CBS Studios and the CBS Network for their unwavering support, and we express our sincere gratitude to the fans who gathered with us for dinner every Friday night.

But in his interview with CBS MorningsSelleck said the show allows him to continue living on the 63-acre California ranch he has lived on since 1988.

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Correspondent Tracy Smith asked: “Seriously, is this a problem? What if you stopped working?

“It’s still a problem,” the actor admitted. “If I stopped working, yes. Am I ready for life? Yeah, but maybe not on a 63-acre ranch!

In 2020, the Emmy winner spoke with PEOPLE about what his home means to him.

“My connections and my ranch keep me sane,” he said. “I do the heavy lifting and I go around. I like to see things grow. It’s a retreat.

After its 14th season, Blue bloodwhich debuted in 2010, will rank among the 10 longest-running CBS scripted series of all time.

Last month, Selleck’s co-stars Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan said they were “upset and sad” by the end of the series.

During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Wahlberg and Moynahan debuted a clip from the 14th and final season, currently airing on CBS and CTV, that shows the Reagan family gathered at their weekly Sunday dinner.

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Barrymore asked the couple, who play siblings Danny Reagan and Erin Reagan-Boyle on the series, how the actors were feeling as the end approached. “It’s been 14 seasons, this is the last one, there are two parts… What do you think about this? Because I think everyone is really upset and sad, but also happy and full? she wondered aloud.

“More upset and sad,” Wahlberg, 54, responded.

“I think it’s more about saying goodbye to the people behind the characters,” Moynahan, 52, said. “We’ve created such a family on set, with each other and with the crew. Most of the crew has been with us for 14 years, so we’ve been through a lot of marriages, births, deaths and everything the rest. We experienced everything with each other.

Earlier this year, Selleck predicted that CBS might regret its decision to drop the series.

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“They say it’s an eight-episode finale, and I say, ‘We’ll see,'” Selleck said. USA today. “Look, I’ll do what’s best for the whole situation. But I love this show, obviously. And I think CBS is going to end up being very conflicted with its current plans. »

The mid-season finale of season 14 of Blue blood will air May 17 on CBS and CTV. In the episode, Danny (Wahlberg) and Gormley (Robert Clohessy) race to find Gus Vanderlip (Aidan Quinn), a hired detective who is dangerously determined to find out how a rapist he arrested is back on the streets.

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