Fans should begin to plan their farewells to the Reagans. Blue Bloods, CBS’s long-running police procedural, will end after a two-part Season 14 next fall. Why is Blue Bloods coming to an end? Continue reading to discover out.
Starring Tom Selleck as NYC Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, ‘Blue Bloods’ follows the Reagan family’s law enforcement legacy. The series, a Friday night mainstay on CBS since 2010, is the network’s top-rated primetime show.
With 14 seasons, it’s one of CBS’s longest-running scripted series. Due to strikes, Season 14 will be a two-part finale, with the first eight episodes airing in spring 2024 and the remaining 10 in fall 2024.
Blue Bloods fans are upset by the news that the show is coming to an end. Why is the show ending after 14 seasons? Continue reading for more information.
Why is Blue Bloods Coming To an End..?
CBS has not provided a specific reason for ending ‘Blue Bloods,’ but on November 20, they released a statement acknowledging the show’s legacy.
CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios president David Stapf expressed gratitude to star Tom Selleck, the late executive producer Leonard Goldberg, and the dedicated fan base.
The executives promised a ‘most satisfying season yet’ for the show’s conclusion while thanking the writers for crafting the final chapter.
Tom Selleck expressed gratitude, stating, “For the past 13 years, it has been an honor to work on a show celebrating the men and women of the NYPD and highlighting the importance of family.
Working with this incredible team has been a dream come true, and I’m grateful to have been part of it for over 275 episodes. Thank you to CBS Studios, CBS Network, and the fans who gathered with us every Friday night for dinner.”
Blue Bloods faced challenging negotiations for its renewal in March 2023, with CBS seeking substantial budget cuts, including a 25% reduction for above-the-line talent.
The cast and producers eventually agreed to salary cuts to secure the renewal. Sources suggested that the renewal came with the understanding that Season 14 would be the series’ last.
While not officially confirmed, it’s highly likely that budget constraints played a role in the show’s conclusion.
After CBS revealed the final season of Blue Bloods, fans shared their sadness on social media. ‘Not ready for this performance to finish,💙’ one commenter said, ‘It’s my entire Friday night, I love the Reagans,😢😢’ another said, ‘I’m heartbroken💔, this show was the best ever. I’m going to miss it terribly.💔’