Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023
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When will the Reagan family return to their relentless pursuit of justice? Here is everything we know so far about Blue Bloods Season 14.

After quickly recovering from all the unexpected schedule and production changes brought on by COVID-19, it appears that the network will now be facing yet another obstacle in its path for the 2023–24 broadcast season. This season has already been impacted by the growing momentum of the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike as well as the WGA strike, which hasn’t come to an end as of writing this article.

Sadly, the majority of the production for the new seasons came to a halt, and it looks like the time to dive back into the gripping world of Blue Bloods with Season 14 might take a bit longer than usual, which is quite disappointing to learn that Season 14 will not be gracing their screens in 2023. This is unfortunate news, but worry not! To avoid any further confusion about the potential release date of the highly anticipated new season,

We have compiled all the latest information that has been confirmed by the network since the news about the delay in release, which has officially been confirmed by the CBS network. Continue reading to find out more about Blue Bloods Season 14.

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 Release Date: When will it release on CBS?

Even though the previously confirmed 2023–24 fall schedule of CBS indicated that the new season would make its official return sometime around the fall season with September 2023 being the ideal release window, with new episodes premiering every Friday at 10:00 p.m. on the CBS network and later on Paramount Plus, which was a great update for the viewers to get a heads-up! Sadly, the celebrations were short-lived, as since the early announcement, things seem to have taken a wide turn, which was quite unexpected!

This rescheduling in the release date has been confirmed by CBS, as they have decided to shift the entirety of the fall schedule until next year as the network won’t be able to premiere any scripted shows due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which include the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which started weeks ago and doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many Hollywood production houses to halt their work temporarily.

This makes it hard to anticipate the official comeback of Blue Bloods Season 14 in 2023!

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023

Many reports have also confirmed that the writing for the upcoming season has not even started yet, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year. Hence, there is no chance that the beloved police procedural drama television series will be able to be a part of CBS’s 2023–24 broadcast schedule or be released this year at all!

The network will revise its 2023-24 fall schedule by airing reruns of Blue Bloods’ prior seasons with some other scripted shows in their respective time slots.

Hence, the expectation of the series returning sometime around the fall of 2023 seems very bleak at the moment. The network might be considering beginning production later this year by setting a new release window for the series to officially make its comeback and premiere sometime in 2024 while retaining the release of new episodes at the same time slot in order to avoid any hurdles in the execution process that can cause unnecessary delays that no one wants.

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023

For your consideration, we speculate that the new season might premiere in the first quarter of 2024, which begins in January and lasts until March. Only if the production begins later this year with the same time slot on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the previously confirmed primetime schedule, in conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are still up for debate, as if the strikes conclude within the next few weeks, then the series might also begin airing by late 2023. *Finger’s Crossed*

As it has already been hinted at by George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, who stated 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.” Further adding, “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it was going to look like.” He elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he added. George Cheeks was also questioned about the studio’s discussions with the leading Hollywood guilds and the ongoing WGA strike. 

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 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.” Hence, after looking at these statements, it’s pretty much safe to say that the majority of the show’s release date from the CBS fall schedule will be changed. So, we recommend readers follow social media to catch up with all the details whenever they are published and follow the announcements made by official sources in order to be up-to-date with the status of the strikes and series production. 

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next to the series pickup, which was 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. Also, check out the official renewal announcement as confirmed on the show’s official Twitter handle, quoting, “The Reagan family traditions continue! #BlueBloods has been renewed for season 14 — we’ll save you a seat at the table.”

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

The official premise of the series is “Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood.” In the new season, we don’t anticipate Erin’s campaign for the district attorney to be mentioned again until after the conclusion of her story arc because it just happened. It’ll probably follow the past seasons by focusing on new cases each week. 

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.

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.” 

Blue Bloods Season 14 is not coming to CBS in 2023

Blue Bloods Season 14 Cast: Who will return for the new season?

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 who are also expected to return includes Abigail Hawk as Abigail Baker, Gregory Jbara as Garrett Moore, Robert Clohessy as Sidney “Sid” Gormley, Steve Shirripa as Anthony Abetemarco, and Will Hochman as Det. 3rd Grade Joseph “Joe” Hill, Roslyn Ruff as Kimberly Crawford, and Ian Quinlan as Luis Badillo. The guest star might include Bonnie Sommerville as Paula Hill, Lyle Lovett as Waylon Gates, and Jennifer Esposito as Jackie Curatola.

Of course! Some of these cast members are still speculated to change as a part of cost-cutting due to the ongoing strikes which will be confirmed later. 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 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 flow, but it is still subject to change if the strikes don’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 spoilers about the respective plotlines and character arcs.

There is another alternative to compensate for the few count of episodes the network can opt to make the 15th season (if it ever gets renewed) a supersized one, which will make the fans satisfied and the network consistent with the series plotlines and character arcs without compromising much with the quality of content being produced which will be released later, once the release date draws near! 

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.

Blue Bloods Season 14 Frequently Asked Questions

When was Blue Bloods Season 14 renewed?

Earlier this year, CBS announced the show had been renewed for season fourteen. However, CBS confirmed on July 21, 2023, that the 14th season renewal has been postponed and is presently on hold until further notice owing to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023. The return date and air date have not yet been revealed. On July 25, 2023, much to everyone’s anticipation, a TV Fanatics editor revealed that the primary cast and crew have agreed to a wage decrease for the 14th season in order to continue.

Though we would like to highlight that CBS has not yet verified this information. 

Where is the series filmed?

The show is filmed on location in New York City with references to suburban areas as well. 

Is there any official promo available?

The network hasn’t released any new promos for the new season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the official premiere on the network. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there! 

Ultimately, there is a huge chance that there will be a delay in the release of such promos.

Where is the series being aired for international broadcast?

Foxtel channel TV HITS (styled TV H!TS) has started airing the series on 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 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, which moved to Sky Witness and airs on Monday nights. The series has also been broadcast throughout the Arabic-speaking market through MBC Action.

Side Note: These platforms are subject to change in case the licence to broadcast the show is expired.

While you wait for more Blue Bloods Season 14 updates, catch up on previous seasons to recall all the plotlines that have happened so far.