‘Blue Bloods’ Has a Former NYPD Officer Edit Scripts and Make Adjustments to Show

by Samantha Whidden
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It’s one of the most realistic police procedural drama television series, but that may be because Blue Bloods actually has somebody on staff that can give the writers and cast members a more inside look at what real police officers do on a daily basis.

According to CBS affiliate Channel 58, retired NYPD officer James Nuciforo is a tech advisor who helps with all police-related topics on the series. “Let’s say a 56-page script, I’ll give them anywhere between 5-0 pages of notes on the script, just plugging in dialogue with more jargon.”

According to IMDb, Nuciforo also worked on various TV shows, including Elementary, Unforgettable, Law & Order, and The Unusuals. He has also acted on Blue Bloods and Law & Order. 

Nucifoco also told the media outlet that is he constantly in contact with Blue Bloods writes to discuss topics and situations. He also reads the script at least three times.

“They’ll call and they’ll tell me what they’re thinking about and they’ll say, ‘Have you ever had any experience like this or know of anything like this,’ and more often than not I do.”

Although he takes the job on the Blue Bloods set seriously, Nucifoco also knows that his work is for a TV series and not a documentary. He simply gives writers reality checks. The retired law enforcement officer added that they can’t use everything that he gives them. 

Blue Bloods Fans Prepare for the 12th Season to Premiere 

Less than a week before the 12th season of Blue Bloods premieres, CBS reportedly released some photos of the season’s first episode, which is titled Hate Is Hate

According to its synopsis, Hate Is Hate follows Danny Reagan (DONNIE WAHLBERG) as he insults a psychic to solve a murder of a young boy. Meanwhile, Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is at odds with the mayor about the best way to protect the city from an uptick of crimes. There is also a high-profile shooting. 

CBS also dropped a new trailer on Instagram, which left fans concerned about Baez. “Where’s Baez? You left her out!” One fan wrote. Another fan chimed in and stated, “I hope Baez is back at the dinner table soon.”

Other Blue Bloods fans were just incredibly excited for the trailer. “Can’t wait love this family based show and how they have dinner together on Sundays and say Grace!!! My fav show,” one fan shared. 

Another fan added, “Yea 👏👏👏👏can’t wait hope you bring Joe back.”

Blue Bloods first premiered in September 2010 and now has a total of 234 episodes. Starring alongside Selleck and Wahlberg are Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Cheryl Freeman, and Len Cariou. 

Blue Bloods’ season 12 is set to premiere on October 1st. 

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