‘Blue Bloods’: Tom Selleck Series Officially Gets Renewed for 12th Season

by Evan Reier

Need some good news? New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan and the rest of Blue Bloods are officially coming back.

It may come as no surprise that Blue Bloods is returning, but the announcement from CBS comes on the back of Season 11 seeing a dip in interest. As many long-running shows do, ratings decrease over time and Season 11 also marked the fourth consecutive season that featured a dip in ratings.

But the real fans of Blue Bloods don’t have to worry, at least not now. As Deadline reported, CBS has announced that Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg and the rest of the impressive cast are back.

CBS made the announcement via Twitter, sending fans into a frenzy. Besides Blue Bloods, CBS is bringing back a host of police and law-based items like Bull, NCIS and Magnum P.I.

The caption reads:

“What do these shows all have in common? They are all…RENEWED. CBS renews five of its veteran hit dramas for next season! – CBS original series @[email protected][email protected]@BullCBS and @SWATCBS.”

The announcement is being well-received, with many fans of the various programs sounding off their praise.

Fans React to Blue Bloods Renewal

We’d like to immediately highlight Twitter user @WandaWmn5 for perfectly summing up what makes Blue Bloods great. With a combo like this, it’s hard to imagine anyone not willing to try an episode.

“@BlueBloods is the absolute best! Great writers, relevant themes, truly good acting, and best of all, Tom Selleck.”

As mentioned, the NYPD-based show has seen dips in ratings, but still has a fervent fanbase eager for more. Just ask @NikkiDubU, who is also excited for S.W.A.T.

“I see some of my faves in there #BlueBloods #Swat congrats on another season!!”

One fan specifically spoke to Donnie Wahlberg, brother of Mark, who portrays NYPD detective Danny Reagan. Referencing the show’s airing on Friday nights, @CNoelDdub4Life sends her excitement.

“Ok @DonnieWahlberg this made my day ! Looks like our #BlueBloods Friday parties shall continue congrats on another season”

@jmfnkotb1 shares similar excitement for Friday nights to still feature a favorite program and a favorite actor in Wahlberg.

“#BlueBloods being renewed for season 12 is the news I’ve been anxiously waiting for!! our Friday nights shall continue @DonnieWahlberg.”