CBS Renews ‘Blue Bloods’ For Season 14

According to The Deadline CBS has renewed the venerable cop drama for its 14th season after the cast and producers agreed to take what sources described as a 25 percent pay cut. Sources close to the Tom Selleck production say the stars and key producers all agreed to the pay reduction in order to keep the Friday night cop drama running and keep the hundreds of production staffers employed for another season.

With the renewal, Blue Bloods becomes CBS’ second-longest-running current scripted series as NCIS: Los Angeles is ending this season after 14 seasons. Only the flagship NCIS series, which was recently renewed for its 21st season, has aired longer than Blue Bloods.

lue Bloods has continued to deliver thumping numbers for CBS as far as ratings go. It remains the network’s most-watched program in the Friday lineup and ranks third among broadcast dramas with a whopping 9.54 million viewers recorded per episode. Live +35-day multi-platform viewing further raises that number to 11 million. In spite of those figures, it’s a given that veteran shows naturally become more expensive as they age, and the linear ratings also tend towards decline.

“Blue Bloods has dominated Friday nights since its premiere and remained an important anchor for CBS’ winning lineup,” CBS Entertainment President, Amy Reisenbach said in a statement. Further adding; “Led by the outstanding Tom Selleck, and an incredible cast and creative team, viewers continue to embrace the Reagan’s, their law enforcement family, and the series’ dramatic storytelling. We can’t wait to pull a chair up to the Reagan family dinner table for another fantastic season.” Blue Bloods now joins a host of other previously renewed shows including Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS: Hawai’i, So Help Me Todd, Young Sheldon, and CSI: Vegas which will all be back for the 2023-2024 TV season. Blue Bloods now leaves behind S.W.A.T. and East New York in the list of shows still awaiting their fate to be decided by the network.

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