‘Blue Bloods’ fans have been left in awe as CBS recently announced that the beloved long-running drama will conclude with its 14th season. It marks the end of an era for a show that has consistently captured the hearts of its audience, establishing itself as a staple of American television. Split Final Season Due to Production Challenges
The final season of ‘Blue Bloods’ is set to be unique, airing in two separate parts. This format change resulted from the 119-day SAG-AFTRA strike, which caused significant production delays. The first half, consisting of 10 episodes, is scheduled to premiere on February 16, 2023. The second half will air in the fall season, with production having recently resumed following the strike-induced hiatus.
CBS Executives Reflect on the Show’s Impact
In a joint statement, CBS Entertainment president Amy Reichenbach and CBS Studios president David Stapf expressed their profound appreciation for the show’s journey. They credited legendary Leonard Goldberg for developing the series and applauded the exceptional cast led by Tom Selleck, whose portrayal of the Reagan family has resonated deeply with American viewers.
The executives also commended the writing and production team, led by executive producer Kevin Wade, for their outstanding work. They assured fans that the final chapter of ‘Blue Bloods’ is expected to be an especially gratifying experience for the show’s dedicated followers.
Since its premiere in September 2010, ‘Blue Bloods’ has enjoyed a 13-year run, spanning 275 episodes. This impressive longevity is a testament to the show’s engaging storytelling, strong character development, and ability to connect with audiences across America. As the series approaches its final episodes, fans and the television community reflect on its enduring legacy.