‘Blue Bloods’ Star Reveals How Show Has ‘Finger on the Pulse’ of News

by Joe Rutland
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Viewers of CBS’ police drama Blue Bloods know the show will take on issues of the day. One of its stars specifically talks about this.

Abigail Hawk, who plays Detective Abigail Baker, had some words regarding the subject in an interview with Pop Culture.

“This show definitely has its finger on the pulse of the news and I think we do it right,” Hawk said. “I think we honor as many different voices and stories as we can within the network parameters

“I’m very proud of this show,” the actress said. “I think it’s something that 10 PM is normally where shows go to die on a Friday night and we’re thriving.”

Of course, Blue Bloods airs at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central, on CBS.

Hawk is part of the “dream team” that supports NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Tom Selleck. Besides Hawk, there’s Gregory Jbara, who plays Garrett Moore, and Robert Clohessy, who plays Sid Gormley.

After airing a rerun last Friday night, the show will have a new episode this Friday.

You can tune in and see if any further movement has been made on the D.A. job front with Erin Reagan, played by Bridget Moynahan.

‘Blue Bloods’ Actress Was In A Number of Shows Before Her Latest Role

Much like any actor in show business, Abigail Hawk had to appear in some of them to reach her current role.

What were some of them for the Blue Bloods star?

So Hawk, from Chicago, happened to make her TV debut at 10 years old. She was a star on the 1995 show Reality Check next to DJ and talk-show host Ryan Seacrest. That show lasted 14 episodes.

When she was 22, Hawk had a role in the film Across the Universe in 2007. Even after getting on Blue Bloods in 2010, there were other shows she appeared on as well. They included Body of Proof, Are We There Yet?, and The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Hawk Absolutely Loves The Fact That Her Character Runs Off Selleck’s Schedule

Obviously, Hawk will be on the set of Blue Bloods in New York City.

So will Selleck. But there’s a little catch about this. Selleck lives on a California avocado ranch with his wife, so he’ll fly home and be there.

Hawk said that she has “sometimes two weeks off at a time. I’m able to dive into these other projects.”

It’s quite a deal for Hawk to have this flexibility. “I have my stability,” Hawk said during a 2019 interview. “But I get to be creative in many different ways. It’s wonderful.”

And this flexibility is all due to Selleck’s schedule. Hawk, though, is not complaining one bit.