Tom Selleck reveals why he wants Blue Bloods to be renewed by CBS

The actor set the record straight regarding his reasons.
Tom Selleck in Conversation with Bridget Moynahan
Tom Selleck in Conversation with Bridget Moynahan / Gary Gershoff/GettyImages

Tom Selleck has had a lot to say recently. The actor has been promoting his memoir, and the final season of Blue Bloods. Well, sort of. The last one is complicated by the fact that Selleck does not want it to be the last season. He's been vocal in his opposition to the cancelation, which has led to widespread debate about his reasoning.

Selleck recently appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, and during his interview, he admitted that he relies on Blue Bloods to help pay for his 63 acre ranch in California. The interviewer asked whether he could lose the ranch if the show gets canceled, and the actor was honest. "Am I set for life? Yeah, but maybe not on a 63-acre ranch," he admitted.

Tom Selleck admits he may lose his ranch

Fans took this comment and ran with it. Some believe that Selleck's reason for wanting the show to return is simply monetary. The actor actually set the record straight later in the same interview, but his reasoning was much less juicy than the headline of "star could potentially lose ranch."

Selleck has a monetary reason for wanting Blue Bloods to be renewed, of course, but he also feels as though he would be deprived of the greatest job of his life. The actor has reached a point in his career where he simply enjoys the craft of acting, and Blue Bloods has served as the home of this craft for a decade and a half.

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"As an actor, you never lose — I don’t lose, anyway — that sense that every time I finish a job, it’s my last job," he asserted. "I like the fact that there’s no excuses. You just go to work and you do the work." Instead of taking a new role on a different show, Selleck maintained that he'd rather continue to play Frank Reagan:

"I have a lot of reverence for what I call 'the work,' and I love it. And I’d like to keep doing it."

Selleck's sentiments should come as no surprise to longtime Blue Bloods fans. The actor has repeatedly praised his co-stars, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg, and acknowledged the familial bond they've developed onscreen as well as off. We hope Selleck's able to convince CBS to bring the show back before it's too late (if its not already).

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