Tom Selleck Hopes CBS Will Rethink Canceling ‘Blood Bloods’

Tom Selleck Hopes CBS Will Rethink Canceling ‘Blood Bloods’

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Tom Selleck hopes CBS doesn’t actually pull the plug Blue blood.

“I will continue to think that CBS will come to its senses,” Selleck, 79, said during an interview with CBS News on Sunday, May 5. “We’re the third highest scripted show of all shows. We’re winning the night. The whole cast wants to come back. And I can tell you, we’re not sliding off a cliff. We’re putting on a good show and still holding our own place.

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

After CBS announced its decision in November 2023 to cut Blue blood after 14 seasons, Selleck paid tribute to the series in a statement.

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“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. The Hollywood Reporter 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.

Despite attempts by cast members and fans to save the series, CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach confirmed its end earlier this month.

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

CBS split the final season into two parts, with the first 10 episodes debuting in February. The cast began filming the remaining eight in November 2023 after the SAG-AFTRA strike ended. THE Blue blood the series finale will air in fall 2024.

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As for whether Selleck will continue to work after Blue blood, he shared that he has no plans to retire.

“As an actor, you never lose – I don’t lose, anyway – in the sense that every time I finish a job, it’s my last job,” he said on Sunday. “I like the fact that there are no excuses. 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.