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Time really does fly because Blue Bloods, the CBS drama series, has already wrapped its tenth season with an emotional finale that delivered on every level and left not a dry eye in the house. Season 10 concluded with Tom Selleck’s Frank Reagan facing a personal dilemma in the wake of a family secret. While it’s great that Blue Bloods has gone on so long, Hawaii Five-0 was recently cancelled after ten seasons, and there’s always a fear that the same could happen to the CBS family drama. However, Selleck is optimistic and explains why there’s really no end point for Blue Bloods.
The Blue Bloods characters have really evolved from the early seasons of the show, and the Reagan family has been through so many trials and tribulations. However, there’s still a lot more story to tell and Season 10, though shortened due to Hollywood-wide production shutdowns in March, proved as much. Tom Selleck also believes there’s a lot left to give and revealed that he sees Blue Bloods going on for a long time. Here’s what he said:
I don’t think there is an end point. I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older. There is an evolution. It started out as a character-driven show and it’s even more than that now. When you get to a point like this, and we certainly had it on [Magnum P.I.], the audience is really inside the main characters’ heads.
Tom Selleck made a great point while speaking with People. After ten seasons, viewers are even more invested than ever in the characters and want to see how the story unfolds. Now that the unintended Season 10 finale introduced an intriguing new storyline and family secret, fans will want to see that payoff in future seasons.
A recent update from Selleck revealed that he was negotiating a deal with CBS for next season but wanted the network “to order two seasons.” I’m sure viewers would be happy if the show had been renewed through Season 12, though they're likely still happy with its recent renewal for Season 11. Still, several more seasons aren't out of the question. Honestly, so long as the writers and actors are invested in the series, I say why not? The CW’s Supernatural has run for fifteen seasons and Law & Order: SVU was recently renewed through Season 24, so there’s precedent for longevity.
But fans will still be able to see what happens next for the Reagan family next season. Before the season was officially renewed by CBS, Donnie Wahlberg spoiled the news by replying “yes” when a fan on Twitter wondered if the drama would return for Season 11.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates. For more on what to watch in the meantime, be sure to check out our 2020 summer TV premiere guide for options.