CBS will bring its long-running drama Blue Bloods to an end with the show’s 14th season.
The final season will be split into two parts: 10 episodes will air starting Feb. 16 as the show resumes production following the end of industry labor strikes. After a summer hiatus, the final eight episodes will run in the fall.
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“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,” CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios president David Stapf said in a joint statement. “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.”
Blue Bloods premiered in September 2010 and has anchored CBS’ Friday lineup for its entire 275-episode run (save for a handful that ran on Wednesdays during its first season). The series centers on a family with deep roots in New York law enforcement. Selleck stars with Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynihan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez and Vanessa Ray.
“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,” said Selleck. “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.”
Added Wade, the series’ showrunner, “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. 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.”
Wade executive produces Blue Bloods with Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor, Ian Biederman and Dan Truly.
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