Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Blue Bloods renewed for season 14!

Good news for Blue Bloods fans - the show is coming back this fall for the 2023-24 season!

Here is an article about the renewal from Deadline

CBS has renewed Blue Bloods for the 2023-24 season, which will be the cop drama stalwart’s 14th on the network. The cast of the series, including core original stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes, are set to return, along with its top producing team led by showrunner Kevin Wade.

As Deadline reported after Blue Bloods was conspicuously missing from CBS’ list of drama series renewals last month, a pickup for the long-running hit was tied up in difficult negotiations, with CBS pushing for significant budget cuts, including 25% for above-the-line talent, including actors.

We reported on Friday that the cast and producers had agreed to salary reductions in order to keep the show going and keep hundreds of crew and other support personnel whose livelihood depends on it employed. That paved the way for a Season 14 renewal.

Selleck, Wahlberg, Moynahan, Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez and Vanessa Ray star in the series, which Wade executive produces with Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor, Ian Biederman and Dan Truly. CBS Studios is the studio.

“Blue Bloods has dominated Friday nights since its premiere and remained an important anchor for CBS’ winning lineup,” said Amy Reisenbach, President of CBS Entertainment. “Led by the outstanding Tom Selleck, and an incredible cast and creative team, viewers continue to embrace the Reagan’s, their law enforcement family, and the series’ dramatic storytelling. We can’t wait to pull a chair up to the Reagan family dinner table for another fantastic season.” 

Blue Bloods, a linchpin of CBS’ Friday lineup, remains as the night No. 1 most-watched primetime program — a position it has held since its 2010 launch — and is the No. 3 broadcast drama with 9.54 million viewers. With Live +35-day multiplatform viewing, the series scores more than 11 million viewers an episode. Blue Bloods also is a top 10 series on Paramount+, based on total minutes viewed; does well on Netflix; and ranks as the sixth-most-viewed channel on Pluto TV year-to-date. With strong performance on CBS, streaming, in syndication and internationally, the drama has been a moneymaker for the company

The renewal leaves CBS’ veteran S.W.A.T. and freshmen East New York and True Lies as the network’s only scripted series awaiting their fate. 

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