CBS announced today that the upcoming 14th season of “Blue Bloods” will be the show’s last. The final season will be broadcast in two parts, with the first half airing in spring 2024, starting Friday, February 16, and the last half airing during fall 2024. “Blue Bloods” will retain its Friday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT time slot. Episodes will be available to stream live on Paramount+*.
A long-time anchor to the network’s successful Friday night lineup, “Blue Bloods” has remained one of television’s most-watched primetime programs since the show’s premiere on Friday, September 24, 2010. The show has been the #1 primetime program on Friday nights and is the third highest-rated broadcast drama overall, averaging 9.54 million viewers during the 2022-2023 television season. With Live+35 Days multiplatform viewing, “Blue Bloods” is averaging more than 11 million viewers per episode episode.**
“‘Blue Bloods’ will forever be a beloved part of CBS’ legacy. It ruled Friday nights with unprecedented dominance since its premiere and established itself as a pillar of our winning lineup with an exceptionally devoted fan base,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, in a joint statement. They noted, “We’ll be forever grateful to the legendary Leonard Goldberg for developing this signature series and to the amazing cast led by Tom Selleck, who America embraced as family and watched as welcomed guests at the Reagan dinner table. We also sincerely thank the incredible writing and producing teams guided by executive producer Kevin Wade, for years of compelling episodes as they conceive this final chapter that we expect to be the most satisfying season yet for our loyal viewers.”
“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,” said series star Tom Selleck. “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. Thank you to CBS Studios and CBS Network for their steadfast support and we offer heartfelt gratitude to the fans who gathered with us for dinner every Friday night.”
“It has been a tremendous privilege these past 13 years to fill the huge canvas that Leonard Goldberg imagined: a police procedural told from the point of view of four generations of a close-knit, fiercely loyal family. ‘Blue Bloods’ will leave behind an enduring legacy that was collectively achieved by our extraordinary cast, our talented and tirelessly inventive writers, and the best crew in the business,” said executive producer Kevin Wade. “CBS Studios and the CBS Television Network encouraged us to tell our stories in multi-layered narratives that have gone on to resonate with millions of people, and we thank them for their unwavering partnership and collaboration. We look forward to giving fans an exciting and emotionally satisfying final season, and we are forever grateful for their enthusiasm and loyalty over all these years.”
Produced by CBS Studios, “Blue Bloods” stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”) and Vanessa Ray. Kevin Wade, Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor, Ian Biederman and Dan Truly serve as executive producers.
Note*: Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.
Note**: (Source for multiplatform metrics: CBS Internal Data, streaming on Paramount + and CBS TVE (CBS.com and the CBS App 9/19/2022-3/19/2023)