Fresh off of picking up NCIS for a seventeenth season, CBS has also handed out a renewal to long-running procedural Blue Bloods – picking up the Tom Selleck fronted drama for its tenth season. The renewal comes after CBS Television Studios inked a new one-year deal with Selleck.
Created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, Blue Bloods follows the multi-generational Irish-American Reagan family who have a long history of public service in the NYPD, with the patriach of the family, Frank Reagan, serving as the current NYPD Commissioner. The drama series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle and Vanessa Ray.
“Blue has been a top-10 drama and Friday’s top-rated show every year it’s been on the air,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “On a night that many have claimed is quiet for broadcast television, its quality writing, superb acting and familial warmth have attracted an average of over 13 million passionate viewers each week for nine years. We are delighted that Tom will return and that the show will continue to be a vital component of the CBS schedule next season.”
This marks the latest renewal for CBS, who have already picked up NCIS, Young Sheldon, Mom, Criminal Minds, FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and Magnum P.I. for the 2019-2020 season. Other shows at the eye expected to get the nod in the coming weeks include NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0 and S.W.A.T.. The fates of MacGyver, Bull and Madam Secretary are far less certain. Blue Bloods now airs in the UK on Sky Witness, where it moved this season from its long time home on sister channel Sky Atlantic.