Frank Reagan is the heart and soul of Blue Bloods. The character, played by the legendary Tom Selleck, is the New York City Police Commissioner and father of the rest of the main cast, so it makes sense that all of the main stories involve him in some capacity. It would be tough to imagine a version of the show without him.
A Frank-less version of Blue Bloods may have never seemed possible before, but recent cuts to the budget, as well as rumored health problems, have led some fans to question whether the Reagan patriarch is coming back in 2024. Will he be leading the charge in season 14 or handing the reins over to his kids?
Is Tom Selleck leaving Blue Bloods?
Thankfully, Selleck isn’t going anywhere. Deadline put fans on edge when the show was not immediately picked up by CBS, and then told that up to a quarter of the cast and crew would be cut to save on money, but things seemed to have been worked out between the network and the show.
The cast and producers reportedly agreed to salary reductions so that crew members could keep their jobs, and the show could keep going. A month after the budget drama was sorted out, the outlet confirmed that Blue Bloods would be coming back for season 14, and the main cast, Tom Selleck included, would be intact.
Selleck talked about the excitement and the challenge of keeping the show interesting after all these years during an interview with TV Insider. “It’s a show about a law-enforcement family and their point of view, but it doesn’t mean they’re always right and their adversaries don’t have a point,” he explained. “Unless they’re just flat-out murdering criminals.”
The actor will also be discussing his time on the police procedural in his upcoming memoir, You Never Know. The book is set for release on May 7, 2024, and will track his legendary career on the small screen, so there’s bound to be some interesting and revelatory stories involving being on the set alongside co-stars Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan.
“From the USC basketball court, to a happy accident, to discovering and then embracing the work I love”, Selleck writes in the book’s press release. “It’s a long bumpy road with some singles, some home runs, and a whole lot of strikeouts. I figure it’s time to share the ride.”
When asked whether he would like to see Blue Bloods make it to fifteen seasons, or perhaps even more, Selleck made it clear that he was interested. “I’ve got a mortgage,” he quipped. “I’m game!” We’re glad to hear it.
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