‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Encourages a Season of Giving

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan suggested a non-profit close to her heart for folks wanting to donate on the day designated as Giving Tuesday.

The day definitely has become part of the holiday vernacular. Black Friday led to Cyber Monday. And if you wanted to experience the reason for the season, Moynahan encouraged her fans to donate to Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut. The charity said it’s aim is to “provide a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children.

Moynahan Plays Erin Reagan on Blue Bloods

Moynahan portrays Erin Reagan, the daughter of NYPD police commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) on Blue Bloods. She’s played Erin for all 12 years on the show. As Glamour magazine pointed out, Moynahan is the rare actress who has played the same character on a TV drama for more than a decade. Others include Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy and Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU.

Moynahan told the magazine she loved being part of Blue Bloods. The actress turned 50 earlier this year and was in a reflective mood.

“We know how lucky we are to be on this show,” Moynahan said of Blue Bloods. “It doesn’t come around that often.”

Plus, she added that New York, where Blue Bloods is based, always is home. “My family is here,” she said. “I saw a few people—friends of mine—who had gone to L.A. and were just kind of chasing the next job for a while. I didn’t want to get lost in L.A. (And) I had New York, and I knew New York. I had that comfort.”

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Series, In Its 12th Season, Holding Steady in Ratings

Through the first seven episodes of season 12, Blue Bloods is holding steady in the ratings, hovering near the 6 million range. The last new episode was Nov. 19. It drew an audience of 5.8 million. Even in reruns, Blue Bloods still can attract a big Friday audience. It tied with and Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas for the top spot in the ratings. Each show drew an audience of 3.2 million.

The show returns from its hiatus, Dec. 3. Here’s the CBS plot summary for the episode called Reality Check:

“Danny partners with Anthony to solve a double homicide when Anthony’s shady cousin, Joey (Anthony DeSando), proves to have gang ties to the crime. Also, the boundary between Eddie and Jamie’s work and personal relationship is strained when Eddie and her new partner, Badillo (Ian Quinlan), ask Jamie to reassign them to different partners. And Erin questions the sacrifices she’s made for her career when she allows her law school friend to dig into her personal life to prepare for a potential run for district attorney.”

So as you can see from the plot synopsis, Moynahan’s character is entertaining a political run. Stick with Outsider for more details about your favorite show.