CBS announces the lineup for their 2020-2021 Primetime schedules, and "Blue Bloods" actor Tom Selleck confirms that his series has been renewed for the new season.
On May 19, the official CBS Twitter account on Twitter shared a video in which they shared the lineup of the shows that were renewed and brought on for the 2020-2021 primetime schedules. Among the actors that revealed their show's return in the video was Tom Selleck. He said:
"The cast and I are thrilled to have another year of family dinners with you."
Amy Carlson, Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Sami Gayle, Kevin Wade and Will Estes attend the Blue Bloods 150th episode celebration on March 27, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images
"Blue Bloods" was renewed for the eleventh season and kept in its cushy sport as a Friday night favorite for viewers at 10:00 pm EDT alongside "MaCgyver" and "Magnum P.I."
In the video, the main actors of the various shows did the honors of announcing the returning series, clip by clip. Other series included in the schedule were "Young Sheldon," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "The Neighborhood," and Queen Latifah's new show, "The Equalizer."
Tom Selleck at The Paley Center for Media on October 16, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
While many fans expressed how happy they were to see some of their favorite shows getting ready to return to their screens, some replies mourned the halt of some other favorites like "Scorpion" and "Hawaii Five-0."
... main characters in the Reagan family would take some blows in the coming season
Selleck plays the role of Police Commissioner, Frank Reagan, who is the head of a family full of cops. While the news of the series' renewal was great for fans, they would not be returning until the cast and crew can work on set safely.
"I don't think there is an endpoint. I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older."
Speaking more about the series and the status that it had gained, Selleck said that there had been an evolution from the time that "Blue Bloods" began. It started as a character-driven series, but it had become so much more over the years.
The actors had played their parts so well and communicated the characters excellently to the fans, so much so, that the audience was "really inside the main character's head." The season ten finale has been the most dramatic yet with the introduction of an unexpected new member of the family.
He also admitted that he had developed a special kinship for his onscreen family Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and Will Estes. The seventy-five-year-old added that he was grateful for the camaraderie on the set — not many shows were as fun.
Just before quarantine began, the actor gave some time to sit down for a quick chat with InsiderTV to share what fans could expect in the coming season. He said that the cop family would take some blows in the coming season, and four Reagans might die.
When he is not wowing an audience as Frank Reagan, Tom Selleck might be found enjoying quality family time with his wife, Jillie, on his Ventura, California Ranch.
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