Tom Selleck Worries He Can’t Afford 63-Acre Ranch After Blue Bloods Cancellation

Tom Selleck Worries He Can’t Afford 63-Acre Ranch After Blue Bloods Cancellation

Tom Selleck worries he won’t be able to afford his 63-acre ranch once his longtime role in Blue blood ends this winter.

The 79-year-old has starred as fictional New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the CBS drama series for the past 14 years.

THE Magnum PI The actor was interviewed from his ranch in Ventura County, California on the latest episode of CBS Sunday morning.

“You know, I hope I continue to work hard enough to keep this spot,” he told CBS correspondent Tracy Smith.

“Seriously, is this a problem?” What if you stopped working? » Smith asked.

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

When asked what he sees in his future, Selleck added: “I hope he works. 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.

Tom Selleck in 2017 (Getty Images)Tom Selleck in 2017 (Getty Images)

Tom Selleck in 2017 (Getty Images)

Blue blood is expected to end in December with the second half of Season 14, CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach confirmed last week.

The decision to end the series was criticized by some cast members, including Selleck, who offered to cut their own salaries by 25 percent in order to continue the series. “I will continue to believe that CBS will come to its senses,” the statement added. Sunday morning interview. “We are the third most scripted show in all of broadcasting. 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!”

Selleck purchased his ranch, formerly owned by Dean Martin, in 1988 after Magnum PI finished. The property was a working avocado farm until drought destroyed its crop.

“I’m a pretty private person,” Selleck said People in a 2020 interview. “I have always cherished the balance between work and time with my family. It’s always about them. My relationships and my ranch keep me sane. I do the heavy lifting and I go around. I like to see things grow. It’s a retreat.

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Tom Selleck in “Blue Bloods” (CBS)

Selleck married his second wife, Jillie Joan Mack, in 1987. Their only daughter, Hannah, was born a year later.

“I stopped Magnum start a family,” the actor said Closer every week in 2018. “It took me a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to keep my balance, and this ranch helped me do that. »

A release date for the Blue blood the season finale has not yet been announced.