The first episode of “Blue Bloods” premiered on CBS on September 24, 2010, and new seasons for the show have been released in subsequent years. CBS renewed the series in April 2021 for the 12th season, which debuted on October 1, 2021.
The series is an American police drama filmed in the United States. The show focuses on members of the Reagan family, a fictional Irish-American Catholic family based in New York City and known for their history in law enforcement.
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“Blue Bloods” stars Tom Selleck, who plays the New York City Police Commissioner, Frank Reagan. The other main cast includes Bridget Moynahan (as Erin Reagan), Donnie Wahlberg (as Danny Reagen), Len Cariou (as Henry Reagan), and Will Estes (as Jamie Reagan).
While The Reagans returned after a finale that could have concluded the show, fans wondered why the cast members had not left the show. Bridget Moynahan explained to fans what has kept them going. Keep scrolling to find out.
Moynahan On Why The Cast Hasn’t Quit
Fans were excited for Moynahan’s interview with Glamour, and it was there that she confirmed that “Blue Bloods” was still going strong, and at the time, the show had no intentions of stopping soon. She also revealed that the continuation of the show had to do with the writing and complicated storylines.
“We also have a team of actors who really appreciate the job and each other. We know how lucky we are to be hereere—and such a long-running show at that.” She explained. “It doesn’t come around that often, so when you’re working with people who express gratitude, it just fuels the show.” She continued.
When asked, she revealed where everyone got the inspiration to keep going. “I think it comes from family,” Moynahan mentioned. The actress explained that the cast was content with their parts on the show and was grateful for the opportunity to be on the show.
“It’s easy to think, Oh, I have done this, so let me go do that, where the grass is greener, but I think we all understand what a good thing we have here. I know Donnie and Tom feel the same way. We are grateful.” She expressed.
Season 11 Was Written To Be The Finale
“Blue Bloods” has already had such a long run, and it is unknown whether a new season will be released at the end of every one. While talking with Deadline, Kevin Wade admitted that season 11 was intended to be the show’s final season.
He explained that they were informed earlier on of the intention to end the show with the season. “We were told pretty early, I think before Thanksgiving that the finale of this season would be the last two episodes and that they’d air back to back.”
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“I immediately took this as they’re planning to wrap up the series,” he continued. He also explained that he began to think about making the episodes in such a way to serve both as a season finale and, if need be, a series finale.
The 11th season showed “Blue Bloods” on a much larger scale, and even if fans concluded that the show ended with the season, it surprisingly returned for a new one.
When Does ‘Blue Bloods’ End?
Fans are still interested in watching the Reagans solve crimes and have dinner in season 12 as they were in the first season. There have, however, been some expected changes to the series.
The Reagan children are all grown up in the last season and have gone to college. The inevitable changes have, of course, begged the question of when exactly the show will end?
“I don’t think there is an end point,” Selleck said to People. “I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and age, there is an evolution. It started out as a character-driven show and has grown to be more than that now. When you get to a point like this, and we certainly had it on [Magnum P.I.], the audience is really inside the main characters’ heads.”
Premise Of The Show
The Reagans gather as a family for Sunday dinner every week, and according to People, “their Sunday supper gathering is the heart of each show,” and fans look forward to every one of them.
Each of the family members represents individual aspects of the legal process and police work. Frank works as the commissioner, Erin plays the prosecutor, Danny the detective, and Jamie as the beat cop.
While each of the characters’ stories sometimes interlinks with another’s, the show also focuses on their professional and personal relationships with their respective colleagues and partners.
Both Henry’s and Frank’s wives are dead. Erin is a divorcee with a daughter. Danny is a widower who has two sons. Jamie got married in season nine, and Joe’s son was revealed in season ten. The rest of the seasons follow the developing lives of the main characters.