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Tom Selleck Slams CBS for Cutting ‘Blue Bloods’, Talks Retirement

Tom Selleck Slams CBS for Cutting ‘Blue Bloods’, Talks Retirement

He won’t give up.

Tom Selleck, 79, has no plans to retire from acting, although he said he fears he won’t be able to afford his lavish 63-acre ranch once “Blue Bloods” » will end this winter.

The actor, whose new memoir “You Never Know” is out now, told “Town & Country” in an interview published Tuesday: “I hope there’s another Western in my future.” Whatever happens with Blue Bloods, I’m definitely not going to stop acting. I still hope CBS comes to its senses.

Selleck has starred on the popular CBS crime drama as fictional New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan since 2010.

Tom Selleck has made it clear that he is not happy with the ending of “Blue Bloods.” CBS
Tom Selleck in “Blue Bloods”. CBS

The show is currently in season 14, which will be its last – with part two airing in the fall and the series finale airing in December.

Without his salary from the show, Selleck fears he might be forced to give up his ranch in Ventura County, Calif., he told “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Regarding the possibility of not being able to pay for his ranch, the former “Magnum PI” star said, “It’s always an issue. If I stopped working, yes. Am I ready for life? Yeah, but maybe not on a 63-acre ranch!

Tom Selleck’s ranch house. Getty Images
Tom Selleck said the future of his ranch was uncertain at the end of “Blue Bloods.” CBS
Tom Selleck owns a 63-acre ranch. CBS

Selleck expressed his disagreement with CBS’s choice to end “Blue Bloods.”

“What no one talks about is the success of ‘Blue Bloods’ Easthe told Town & Country.

He added: “It’s the third highest-rated scripted show in all of broadcast. We win on Friday night and we do well on Paramount Plus. The show is not in decline. And I say this not to brag, but everyone who works on our show – actors, writers, everyone – deserves that five-star legacy on their resume.

“The show is not in decline,” Tom Selleck said of “Blue Bloods.” CBS

He continued to chastise the network: “CBS doesn’t talk about its performance. Yes, because I think everyone needs to know that if the show ends, we’ll end up pretty wildly successful, like “Magnum” did.

Selleck also had some brutally honest remarks about the television industry in 2024.

“It’s constantly evolving. I don’t want to sound like an old-timer and say it’s not as good as it used to be, but… I just don’t see the development and confidence in the projects,” he said to the media.

“CBS doesn’t talk about its performance,” Tom Selleck said. CBS

“They seem to follow trends; if a show is successful, let’s copy it. There’s too much “Well, that show worked, let’s make five,” rather than figuring out what’s next. This carries a certain amount of risk, and I think there are too many business people and not enough creative people in management.

He added: “But the work is there and I love the work, and that always will be. Actors are not gimmicks: people matter. The public watches any series, whether it’s on cable or Netflix, they tune in again to see the people, the people they care about. I don’t think that will ever change, but I honestly don’t think it’s in very good condition at the moment.