Tom Selleck got some shocking news after he went to war with a network

Jun 11, 2024

Tom Selleck became one of the biggest stars on TV during his time on Magnum, P.I.

But his future in the business was up in the air after a controversy. 

And Tom Selleck got some shocking news after he went to war with a network.

A battle over the future of Tom Selleck’s hit show Blue Bloods

The CBS police drama Blue Bloods has been a fan favorite since it debuted in 2010.

Veteran actor Tom Selleck stars in the show as New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, the patriarch of a family of cops.

Actors Will Estes, Len Cariou, Bridget Moynahan, Tom Selleck, and Donnie Wahlberg play the rest of the Reagan family.

CBS announced that the series was coming to an end after 14 seasons despite winning the ratings battle for its Friday night timeslot. 

But Selleck, the cast, and the show’s fans weren’t ready to close the book on the Reagan family.

The former Magnum, P.I. star has been outspoken about keeping the beloved series going.

“I will continue to think that CBS will come to their senses,” Selleck told CBS News in May. “We’re the third-highest scripted show in all of broadcast. We’re winning the night. All the cast wants to come back.”

“And I can tell you this: we aren’t sliding off down a cliff. We’re doing good shows, and still holding our place. So, I don’t know. You tell me!” Selleck exclaimed. 

Fans launched a Save Blue Bloods campaign on social media to convince the network to continue the series.

The series will begin airing its final episodes this fall but now there’s some hope for the future.

CBS hints at a future for Blue Bloods at the network 

Paramount Global’s (the parent company to CBS) shareholder meeting gave a clue about a potential future for Blood Bloods.

The company’s co-CEO Brian Robbins talked about the future of the entertainment conglomerate’s TV division.

“We are building tomorrow’s billion-dollar brands right now,” Robbins said. “In TV, new franchise extensions are coming for Dexter, Billions, and Blue Bloods, and CBS’ hit Fire Country shows huge promise.”

Paramount didn’t give any details about what an extension of Blue Bloods would look like.

The Showtime series Dexter and Billions already had future spinoffs announced before the shareholder meeting.

Robbins’ comments are a shift from what CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach said about Blood Blood’s future in April.

“It is important to give [the] show the sendoff it deserves,” Reisenbach said. “We love this cast, we love their passion for the show. All shows have to come to an end. It’s important to us to refresh the schedule. We are going to end the show come December.”

The show is still delivering ratings for the network and the main cast members are willing to keep the show going.

It appears that CBS has come to its senses about the beloved series. 

Now the door appears to be open to continue Blue Bloods in some form after the show’s cast and fans spoke out in favor of carrying it on.

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