Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023
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Are you ready to mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Season 14 of Blue Bloods? If yes, then continue reading to find out more about Blue Bloods Season 14.

Beloved readers, it’s time to brace yourselves for another thrilling chapter in the lives of the Reagan family as they continue to serve and protect the streets of New York City. With its captivating blend of intense crime-solving, heartfelt family dynamics, and gripping storylines, Blue Bloods has solidified its place as a beloved and addictive television series. 

We know that the fans are eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite characters, and anticipation mounts for what promises to be a season filled with unexpected twists, shocking revelations, and unforgettable moments. As, they are keen to know when the potential release date has been set for the series’ official comeback on CBS. So if you are wondering the same, then you are not alone, as we have compiled all the details about it right here, especially for you. 

In short, be ready and grab your detective hats to prepare for an exhilarating ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, because we are certain that Blue Bloods Season 14 is about to redefine police procedural drama once again, and you won’t want to miss a single moment! 

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 Release Date: When will it be released?

As of writing this, we can assure the readers that the exact premiere date for Blue Bloods Season 14 has yet to be acknowledged, as the series was renewed a few months ago, which makes it way too early for the network to confirm any crucial details. But on the bright side, much to the fans’ anticipation, CBS earlier confirmed the official release window of Blue Bloods Season 14, which was initially said to be for the 2023–24 fall broadcast season.  

The primetime schedule as released by CBS clearly indicated that the network might try to maintain consistency, by having a similar gap between the season’s release and its premiere set sometime in the fall of 2023, with October being the ideal release window with new episodes dropping every Friday at the same time slot of 10/9c, just like other original series. This update was the cherry on top of the cake for the fans to understand the timeline. 

But sadly, the celebrations for the fall release were quickly overshadowed because, right now, it seems like the chances of a delay in the release of the new season are just around the corner. Especially when we consider that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike seems far away from reaching a resolution before the production of the show begins, which usually starts around August in order to release new episodes by the fall season. 

Given the circumstances, it is not unreasonable to speculate that CBS will release a new schedule soon to address the concern, and there is no chance the new release will be released in July 2023 as the writing and production are nowhere near commencing in the coming months.

As, things might get a lot worse if the SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP, along with the writer’s strike, can’t come to an agreement by the June 30, 2023 deadline, which can also trigger an actor strike! Hence, a revised schedule may clarify some issues regarding the network’s realistic goals because it is fair to say that when the fall 2023 lineup was released earlier this year, CBS didn’t foresee or factor in the potential impact of the ongoing writers’ strike.  

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

According to the latest report by Deadline, CBS seems to be taking measures and looking at alternatives. George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer said this during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White. 

“We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal,” Cheeks said. “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it’s going to look like.” He elaborated on the revised CBS fall scheduling plans, which are expected to be officially revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he said.  As for the scripted fare, “We’re looking at some of the Paramount+ originals,” Cheeks said. 

Additionally, Cheeks were also questioned about the studio’s discussions with the leading Hollywood guilds and the ongoing 2023 WGA strike. 

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

He discussed the variations between the broadcast and streaming economic models and referred to the recently achieved preliminary deal with the DGA as “helpful.” After looking at these official statements, it’s pretty much clear to assume that the content of the CBS schedule can be changed and that most of the shows, including Blue Bloods, might be put on halt for their production to resume sometime later and eventually be released by late 2023 or even some time in 2024!

In conclusion, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next to the series pickup, which was already tied up in difficult negotiations with CBS pushing for significant budget cuts, including 25% for above-the-line talent, including actors, and how the schedule is predicted to be changed in the coming days. We are heavily leaning towards the possibility of CBS releasing a revised schedule shifting production later this year, with release dates being held up until 2024, which might be published in the coming weeks. Until then, one can just sit back and speculate about the best options!

Blue Bloods Season 14 Plot: What to expect from the new season?

The show’s official premise follows, “Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner, and patriarch of the Reagan clan, a multigenerational family of cops. Frank’s oldest son is Danny, a seasoned detective, and Iraqi War veteran who occasionally uses dubious tactics to solve cases. Daughter Erin, the lone female, is an assistant district attorney. Fresh out of Harvard Law, Jamie is the youngest member and “golden boy” of the family. Jamie gave up a lucrative future in law to continue the family’s tradition of police work, and is asked to participate in a secretive investigation that even his father does not know about.” 

Blue Bloods has dominated Friday nights since its premiere and remained an important anchor for CBS’ winning lineup,” said Amy Reisenbach, President of CBS Entertainment. “Led by the outstanding Tom Selleck, and an incredible cast and creative team, viewers continue to embrace the Reagans, their law enforcement family, and the series’ dramatic storytelling. We can’t wait to pull a chair up to the Reagan family dinner table for another fantastic season.” 

Even though it is far too early to predict future storylines, one thing is certain: The new season is likely to maintain the show’s core by picking up the plot from the finale episode, “Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” which followed Danny and Baez teaming up with Danny’s old partner to find a copycat killer emulating a criminal’s murders from a previous case. Frank and Mayor Chase battle over how best to handle the city’s rising homeless population. Take a look at the official promo for the 13th season’s final episodes in order to recall what has transpired so far in the show. 

Blue Bloods Season 14 Cast: Who will return?

The main cast members who are expected to return are as follows Tom Selleck as New York City Police Commissioner Francis “Frank” Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg as Detective 1st Grade Daniel “Danny” Reagan, Bridget Moynahan as DDA Erin Reagan, Will Estes as Sergeant Jamison “Jamie” Reagan, Len Cariou as former NYPD Commissioner Henry Reagan, Marisa Ramirez as Detective 1st Grade Maria Baez, and Vanessa Ray as Officer Edit “Eddie” Janko-Reagan.

The recurring cast includes Abigail Hawk as Detective 1st Grade Abigail Baker, Gregory Jbara as Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore, Robert Clohessy as Lieutenant Sidney “Sid” Gormley, Steve Schirripa as DA Investigator Anthony Abetemarco, Will Hochman as Detective 3rd Grade Joseph “Joe” Hill, Andrew Terraciano as Sean Reagan, Rosyln Ruff as D.A. Kimberly “Kim” Crawford, Ian Quinlan as Officer Luis Badillo, and Stacy Keach as Archbishop Kevin Kearns. 

The others include Peter Hermann as Jack Boyle, Stephanie Kurtzuba as Captain Paula McNichols, Dylan Walsh as Mayor Peter Chase, Callie Thorne as Maggie Gibson, James Hiroyuki Liao as Lieutenant Fleming, Steven Maier as Officer Zach “Christo” Christodoulopoulos, and Treat Williams as Lenny Ross. Lastly, the drama is created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, along with its top producing team led by showrunner Kevin Wade.

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 Episodes: Where to stream?

The next season is expected to have about 22 episodes with a runtime of 42 to 44 minutes, which are expected to air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s overall structure, but it is still subject to change if the strike doesn’t get resolved soon. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. These details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early leaks about the respective plotlines and character arcs.

While you wait for more updates on Blue Bloods Season 14, stream all the prior seasons on CBS’s official website, along with other streaming platforms like FuboTV, Paramount Plus, and Hulu Plus, according to the viewer’s preference based on membership plans to choose from. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu. The series is also available for free on Pluto, depending on the viewer’s location.

Side Note: The official episode count is subject to change, as it can be reduced to 18 only if the production is delayed further.

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming in July 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 Frequently Asked Questions

When was the series renewed for its 14th season on CBS?

​​On March 29, 2023, CBS announced the show had been renewed for season fourteen.

What is the filming status? 

The filming of the new season hasn’t even begun yet, and it will take quite some time to properly schedule the production stage, which has been put on hold by the ongoing writer’s strike for a temporary period of time until a proper resolution for the writer’s compensation is made.

This strike has caused a major shift in the 2023 primetime schedule, leading to the new season eventually returning sometime in 2024! We’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, as right now the filming status is neither here nor there.

Is there any promo available?

As mentioned above, the new episodes have not been filmed yet! Hence, there is no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season. Moreover, it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. So, there is a lot of time left for such a promotional tour to begin.

Is the series available on Netflix?

Blue Bloods used to be available to stream on Netflix. However, it is not the case anymore as Netflix does not have shows in their catalog anymore. 

Outside of the USA, where was available to stream?

For the viewers in Australia, Foxtel channel TV HITS has started airing the series from Episode 1 weeknights at 8:30 p.m. AEST as of March 20. In Canada, new episodes air on CTV and are available for free for one week after the original air date on the CTV app. In New Zealand, the series premiered on TV3. 

In Ireland, all series have been shown on RTE, which is the national broadcaster for the Republic of Ireland. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Sky Atlantic premiered the series, but from Season 9, Blue Bloods moved to Sky Witness and airs on Monday nights. The series has also been broadcast throughout the Arabic-speaking market through MBC Action. 

Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think the Blue Bloods Season 14 plotline is going to be like.