Tom Selleck Opens Up About the Future of ‘Blue Bloods’ and Why He’s Not Ready to Say Goodbye


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Tom Selleck is breaking his silence to address the upcoming conclusion of his CBS police drama “Blue Bloods,” which will be coming to an end after the current fourteenth season.

Selleck Sounds Off

Daily Mail reported that Selleck, who turned 79 yesterday, made it clear that he is not ready to say goodbye to “Blue Bloods” just yet.

“CBS will find an awful lot of people aren’t ready to say goodbye to it,” he told 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.”

“I’m not counting the days so I can do something else. I love the work,” he added. “Sometimes the hours are a little harder because I’m older, but so what? I want work as long as they’ll have me.”

Selleck also talked about his iconic “Blue Bloods” character Frank Reagan, saying that “he picks fights because he’d like somebody to take the weight of this responsibility [off] his hands and fire him. But he has a hyperactive sense of responsibility and he’s stuck with it.”

Selleck Proud Of ‘Blue Bloods’

When asked what he’s most proud of when it comes to his time on “Blue Bloods,” Selleck replied, “Playing a flawed but strong father.”

“On television and commercials, Dad is usually the idiot,” Selleck explained. “It’s not my mission on the show, but the by-product is an example of an important patriarch to the family. That’s getting rarer in our culture.”

Selleck concluded by talking about how important the weekly Reagan family dinner has been to the show’s success.

“It’s the audience’s favorite part,” he said. “When I saw the eight-page dinner scene in [exec producer] Leonard Goldberg’s pilot script, I said, ‘They’re going to cut that, aren’t they?’ And he answered, ‘No, that will be a centerpiece of the show.’ He was right.”

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Selleck’s Future Plans

As for what Selleck has planned for the future, he wants to spend more time on his California avocado farm with his wife Jillie Mack, who he has been married to since 1987.

“He wants to relax on his ranch, walk around his property, spend time with his wife and family, and travel a bit,” a source told Closer Magazine.

“Tom and Jillie can just sit at home, cook, go for a long walk and be very content. He adores Jillie and trusts her to schedule activities or travel plans,” the insider added. “He’s looking forward to having more free time to spend with her.”

Selleck is also preparing for the release of his memoir “You Never Know,” which is set to come out on May 7.

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End Of ‘Blue Bloods’

Co-created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, “Blue Bloods” premiered on CBS back in 2010, and it tells the stories of a family that works in various areas of law enforcement. The show stars Selleck along with Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Steve Schirripa.

“Blue Bloods” has been a hugely popular show for years, and it currently holds an audience score of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes. Part one of the show’s fourteenth and final season is set to premiere on February 16, with part two airing in the fall.

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