The Tom Selleck-led series Blue Bloods is set to soon wrap up its run on television.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, it has been revealed that CBS is ending Blue Bloods with its upcoming fourteenth season. The final season will be split into halves, with the first batch of 10 episodes set to premiere on Feb. 16, 2024. Another batch of eight episodes will conclude the series in Fall 2024. The news comes as the series resumes production following the end of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios president David Stapf have also confirmed the announcement in a statement.
“Blue Bloods will forever be a beloved part of CBS’ legacy. It ruled Friday nights with unprecedented dominance since its premiere and established itself as a pillar of our winning lineup with an exceptionally devoted fan base,” the statement reads. “We’ll be forever grateful to the legendary Leonard Goldberg for developing this signature series and to the amazing cast led by Tom Selleck, who America embraced as family and watched as welcomed guests at the Reagan dinner table. We also sincerely thank the incredible writing and producing teams guided by executive producer Kevin Wade, for years of compelling episodes as they conceive this final chapter that we expect to be the most satisfying season yet for our loyal viewers.”
In his own statement, Selleck added, “For the past 13 years it has been an honor and a privilege to work on a show that not only celebrates the men and women who protect and serve in New York City, but also displayed the importance of family. Working alongside these incredible actors, writers, producers, directors and crew has been a dream come true and I’m 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 steadfast support, and we offer heartfelt gratitude to the fans who gathered with us for dinner every Friday night.”
Created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, Blue Bloods follows the Reagans, an intergenerational family of cops that includes Selleck as a New York Police Commissioner. The show first launched in 2010 and has previously amassed 275 episodes. Selleck starred in the series alongside Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynihan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, and Vanessa Ray. The show is executive produced by showrunner Kevin Wade alongside Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor, Ian Biederman, and Dan Truly.
“It has been a tremendous privilege these past 13 years to fill the huge canvas that Leonard Goldberg imagined: a police procedural told from the point of view of four generations of a close-knit, fiercely loyal family,” Wade said of the show coming to an end. “Blue Bloods will leave behind an enduring legacy that was collectively achieved by our extraordinary cast, our talented and tirelessly inventive writers, and the best crew in the business. CBS Studios and the CBS Television Network encouraged us to tell our stories in multi-layered narratives that have gone on to resonate with millions of people, and we thank them for their unwavering partnership and collaboration. We look forward to giving fans an exciting and emotionally satisfying final season, and we are forever grateful for their enthusiasm and loyalty over all these years.”
Blue Bloods will return with its final season on Feb. 16, 2024, on CBS.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter