‘Blue Bloods’ Final Season Has Tom Selleck Looking Ahead, Not Back

Blue Bloods is ready for its 14th and final season. But Tom Selleck feels it will go out with a bang.

The police procedural drama has been airing on CBS since September 24, 2010. Its main characters are members of the fictional Reagan family, an American Irish-Catholic family in New York City with a history of work in law enforcement

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“CBS will find an awful lot of people aren’t ready to say goodbye to it,” Selleck said in an interview with TV Insider. “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.”

The 78-year-old Selleck isn’t planning to call it quits when the show ends its run.

“I’m not counting the days so I can do something else,” Selleck said. “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.”

When the show’s final season was announced, Selleck released a statement to fans. “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 wrote. “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.”

The first half of Blue Bloods season 14 begins on February 16. The second half is scheduled for later this year, exact date TBD.

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