The Stars and Producers of Blue blood will see less green.
CBS has renewed the venerable cop-drama for its 14th season after the cast and producers agreed to take a 25 percent pay cut.
Sources close to the Tom Selleck production say the stars and key producers have all agreed to the pay cut to keep the cop drama going Friday night and keep the hundreds of production staff busy for another season.
With the renewal Blue blood is ranked as the second longest-running current scripted series on CBS NCIS: Los Angeles this season ends after 14 seasons. Only the flagship NCIS Series, recently renewed for its 21st season, ran longer than aired Blue blood.
“Blue blood has dominated Friday nights since its premiere and has remained a key anchor in CBS’s successful lineup,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “Led by the outstanding Tom Selleck and an incredible cast and creative team, viewers continue to love the Reagans, their law enforcement family and the series’ dramatic storytelling. We can’t wait to move a chair to the Reagan family dining table for another fantastic season.”
Produced in-house at CBS Studios, Blue blood was a cash cow for Paramount Global, thanks in part to extensive syndication and international deals. The drama remains one of CBS’ most-watched originals, anchoring its Friday night primetime lineup. The show is the show’s third-biggest drama in terms of total viewers, averaging more than 9.5 million viewers per episode. With late viewing, that number rises to over 11 million.
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, and Len Cariou all star in the series alongside Selleck, for which (btw gossip) CBS had requested budget cuts. The fate of SMACK, a co-production between Sony TV and CBS remains unclear. Co-creator Shawn Ryan recently opened up about it THR podcast The top 5 of television that the gossip The renewal is contingent on both studios achieving more favorable economics.
“At the moment it’s up in the air whether gossip is being picked up for a seventh season, and that has nothing to do with ratings. You would never have seen this situation 15 years ago,” he said. “gossip is third in the demo on CBS; There’s no reason the show shouldn’t be picked up other than that the economics of the business are changing. CBS and Sony will not or will not find a way to make a seventh season commercially viable.”
Blue blood joins CSI: Vegas, The Equalizer, all three by Dick Wolf FBI shows, beginners fire land And So help me Todd NCIS and its spin-off, NCIS: Hawaii, than CBS dramas that were renewed early. The network’s comedy roster for the 2023-24 season includes Bob Hearts Abishola, Ghosts And the neighborhood all of which were also renewed ahead of time. Links are on the bubble gossip and first year shows East New York And True Lies, The latter debuted in March. The network has already picked up on the Justin Hartley drama tracker for the next season.
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