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Tom Selleck's candid comments about Blue Bloods ending revealed

The Frank Reagan actor opened up 

Megan Bull
TV Writer
April 30, 2024
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CBS's decision to cancel Blue Bloods has been difficult on the cast and crew. Appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show this month, Donnie Wahlberg and Bridgeton Moynahan have broken their silence on the show's 'sad' ending and Tom Selleck has also weighed in on the matter. 

Tom Selleck (center) stars as patriarch Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods© CBS
Tom Selleck isn't convinced by CBS's decision, noting that the "show's more popular than ever"

Speaking to TV Insider, the legendary actor was asked how he's feeling about the end of Blue Bloods. "CBS will find an awful lot of people aren't ready to say goodbye to it," replied Tom. "The show's more popular than ever, and I think [numbers] will increase with the interest this year. We're certainly not out of ideas."

Noting that he's not ready to retire just yet, Tom, 79, added: "I'm not counting the days so I can do something else. I love the work. Sometimes the hours are a little harder because I'm older, but so what? I want work as long as they'll have me." 

Keeping the Faith  The job takes a dangerous turn for the Reagans when Eddie and Jamie deal with a domestic violence case associated with an investigation led by Danny and Baez. Also, Frank and his friend, Archbishop Kearns (Stacy Keach), go on a mission to avail themselves to an unfiltered look at the city; and Erin is presented with a surprising offer by her ex-husband, Jack Boyle (Peter Hermann), regarding her run for District Attorney, on the thirteenth season premiere of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Oct. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Stacy Keach returns as Archbishop Kearns, Will Hochman guest stars as Joe Hill and Peter Hermann guest stars as Erins ex-husband Jack Boyle. Pictured: Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan© Getty Images
The actor isn't looking to retire when the show ends

Like Tom, the A-lister's co-stars have been vocal about the cancellation. Chatting to host Drew Barrymore in April, Bridget Moynahan said, "I think everybody's really upset and sad, but also happy and satiated?" before Donnie Wahlberg, chimed in. "More upset and sad," he declared. 

"I think it's more saying goodbye to the people behind the characters," continued Bridget. "We've created such a family on set with each other and the crew — most of the crew's been with us for 14 years, so we've been through a lot of weddings, births, deaths, and everything. We've been through it all with each other."

Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan in Blue Bloods© Getty
Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan revealed that they're "really upset and sad" about the show's ending

When the news of Blue Bloods's cancellation broke in November, Tom was among the first to issue a statement. 

"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," he said. 

More Than Meets the Eye  Erin tries not to feel overpowered as her new boss shadows her at work just as shes trying to get a nervous eye-witness to reveal the identity of who shot her boyfriend. Also, the serial killer who previously held Danny and Baez hostage resurfaces, and when Jaime arrests an intrusive reporter who appears at a series of store lootings, it leads to a standoff between Frank and the Attorney General over the press First Amendment rights, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan.© Getty Images
Tom issued a sweet statement to fans after learning that Blue Bloods had been cancelled

"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 CBS Network for their steadfast support and we offer heartfelt gratitude to the fans who gathered with us for dinner every Friday night."

According to Deadline, Blue Bloods will end with the 14th season. Divided into two parts, the first ten are debuting this spring, while the final eight will premiere in the fall. 

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