‘Blue Bloods’ Season 7 Cancelled on CBS: Is Tom Selleck Leaving The Show?
The seventh season of 'Blue Bloods' premiered on CBS on Sept 23. Since its inception, the procedural drama has been dominating the ratings game in its 10 pm slot but speculations are rife that the current season might be the series' final installment.
According to the latest survey, 'Blue Bloods' procured the highest number of viewership in its time slot than any other show with 10.5 million views. It even scored 1.⅖ ratings in the 18-49 demographics, which means the show has generated the same amount of viewership even though it is in its seventh installment. Despite this, rumors suggest that the show may still be canceled.
Carter Matt reported that even though 'Blue Bloods' has reached its seventh season, it can get canceled due to growing costs of producing the series. Television series which go beyond six seasons can tend to get more expensive to produce.
Another reason for the cancellation of the show could be its stellar cast which likely is paid handsomely owing to the show's current success. Especially Tom Selleck, who is a TV icon, is believed to be paid higher than other actors. The publication reported that it took until the week of filming of the show and many negotiations before Selleck finally agreed and signed the contract for the current season.
The fact that 'Blue Bloods' is filmed in New York, which is one of the most expensive cities, could also have had a toll on the production costs, as suggested by the report.
All these factors could have led to the rumor of the cancellation of the show. However, if Selleck were to leave the show, could 'Blue Bloods' still be able to move on to its eighth installment? Fans of the show would certainly be outraged at this possibility but only time will tell if that would be the fate of this hit series.