Blue Bloods had a storied run on CBS, but it is now coming to an end. The show’s forthcoming season will be its final, with a two-part series finale in the fall, according to Deadline.
It’s a terrible announcement for fans, but instead of dwelling on the negative, star Tom Selleck has chosen to reflect on his amazing time on the program.
While numerous Blue Bloods cast members, including showrunner Kevin Wade and CBS President of Entertainment Amy Reisenbach, issued statements in response to the show’s cancelation, Selleck was the first to respond. It’s only fitting that he’s also the show’s most prominent actor.
Selleck opened his statement by thanking the team workers who had worked so hard to make the show a reality.
It has been a pleasure and a joy to work on a performance that not only honors the men and women who guard and serve in New York City, but also demonstrates the value of family, he said. He continued by thanking the network.
Working with these wonderful actors, writers, producers, directors, and crew has been a dream come true for Selleck, and he is grateful to have been a part of this extraordinary ensemble for over 275 episodes.
Thank you to CBS Studios and CBS Network for your unwavering support, and we are grateful to the fans that joined us for supper every Friday night.
The actor has had a long relationship with CBS. Selleck rose to fame as the titular character on Magnum, P.I. (1980–88), and he remained one of the network’s greatest performers into the 2000s thanks to the Jesse Stone TV movies.
It’s a credit to Blue Bloods’ excellence that it’s the longest-running series Selleck has ever been a part of, especially when you consider his previous work.
Selleck earlier stated that he would be available to continue playing Police Commissioner Frank Reagan for another five years, but the cancelation of Blue Bloods comes at an appropriate time in his career.
The actor is preparing to release his memoir, which will recount his life on television as well as the different victories and setbacks that have gone with it. The memoir, titled You Never Know, will be released on May 7, 2024.