Will the Reagan Family be back for our regular Friday dinners this fall?
We all await the regular Friday night dinners with our favorite Reagan family once again. We knew they were going to come back for Season 14 by this fall or early in 2024, according to the CBS fall schedule lineup they provided. But does that hold true anymore? With the writer’s strike entering its third month shutting down major productions, will Blue Bloods Season 14 share the same fate?
Blue Bloods has been a fan classic since 2010, partly because of the treasured family values it portrays and mostly because of TOM SELLECK! Even playing a wiser and elder role, his charm and intellect remain intact. Blue Bloods is sure to provide you with two things, one is Frank (played by Tom Selleck) getting into some kind of political squabble whilst leading the police department, and the second are the Sunday classic Reagan family dinners.
There is a reason why Blue Bloods has managed to keep slot #3 for all programming purposes.
We have a few updates on the release dates regarding Blue Bloods Season 14, so keep reading.
Blue Bloods Season 14 Renewed
— Blue Bloods (@BlueBloods_CBS) March 29, 2023
Fan-favorite family-cum-law enforcement drama is renewed to come back for another season (14), which makes Blue Bloods the longest-running current scripted series on CBS only after NCIS.
However, there was speculation about the return of Season 14 given the extreme budgeting problem, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For the return of the show, the cast had to pay a price. Literally! The actors (including Tom Selleck) agreed on a 25% cut in their income, so you get to watch the show carry on for another season. That’s right. The Reagan family proved to be heroes even in reality.
Relating to this renewal, the President of CBS Entertainment, Amy Reisenbach, stated,
“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.”
Well, we have all the updates regarding Blue Bloods Season 14 ready to go, so continue reading.
Will Blue Bloods Return in Fall 2023?
“We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal,” George Cheeks, President and CEO, CBS and Chief Content Officer, News and Sports, Paramount+, said at Banff, according to Deadline reports. The ‘back to normal’ signifies the aftermath of the current strike situation.
If the strike situation is controlled by October, we can expect our Friday night dinners to continue with the Reagan family by late 2023 or early 2024. It will appear on the CBS network every Friday from 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
After the season got renewed on 29th March 2023, we have been looming over one question: Is Blue Bloods Coming Back in 2024?
In all possibilities, given the strike situation, this might turn out to be true. After CBS released their fall 2023-24 schedule, we were delighted to see Blue Bloods Season 14 in the Friday slot between 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm. This was as of July 17th. Filming for Blue Bloods Season 14 has not begun yet, so CBS had to resort to other methods to follow up on their fall schedule.\
However, there have been recent announcements by CBS, who clarified that Blue Bloods Season 14 will not appear this fall. Instead, reruns of the already existing Blue Blood episodes will air on Paramount +, most probably on Friday nights. So, even if we cannot get the new season, we can still relive the old ones.
Do not worry. We will keep you updated on the new season as soon as we get our hands on it.
Blue Bloods Season 14: Cast
Blue Bloods Season 14 will probably return with the same family members we spent our Friday nights with last season. This includes:
- Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan
- Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan
- Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan
- Will Estes as Jamie Reagan
- Len Cariou as Henry Reagan
- Andrew Terraciano as Sean Reagan
- Vanessa Ray as Eddie Janko
Along with the family characters, other recurring cast members like Tony Terraciano as Jack Reagan, Abigail Hawk, Will Hochman, and Steve Schirripa are also set to return to the show.
We will update you if there are any cast shake-ups as soon as we get updates on the same.
Blue Bloods Season 14: These members will not return
Speaking of a few classic infrequent visits, we have Sami Gayle (Nicky) and Tony Terracino (Jack), who are occasionally seen at the Reagan family table during Sunday dinners. However, a formal announcement on these visits has not been speculated for Season 14.
Jackie’s return on Blue Bloods Season 13 Episode 20 finale was a surprise fans did not see coming. They loved it and hope for her cameo again in the next season. However, there is no word yet about whether she will make another appearance. Similarly, there are no plans for Lyle Lovett to return.
Blue Bloods Season 14: Possible Plot Lines
Although there are no formal announcements on what Season 14 will consist of, we can expect the following plot lines considering where we left off in Blue Bloods Season 13.
- Frank does not have a great track record with the Mayor on political issues, and in his post as the Commissioner of Police, We can expect more rendevous in that area. This includes Garrett and Sid, who continue to defy Frank’s political agendas of the day.
- Sibling squabble is inevitable when it comes to a large family like the Reagans. Erin, who is a woman of her own making, will butt heads with one of her siblings, who constantly question her on how she proceeds with a case.
- We will also see if Danny finally finds love after juggling between several favored candidates. At least we know who the fans want. It’s a plus for Danny/Baez shippers!
While Blue Bloods Season 13 took us through a roller-coaster of intriguing cases and innovative ways through how the unit solved them, for Season 14, fans expect more maturity in the character and an acceptance of moving forward in their plot lines.
So we can expect this season to be even more invigorating, action-packed, eventful family dinners and a portrayal of the unbreakable bond of family through making tough decisions at work. We can expect the cases to be more focused on cybercrimes, cross-border terrorism, human trafficking, etc.
In case there are any more updates on the plotlines we may see, we will keep you updated.
Where To Watch Blue Bloods Season 14?
Although Season 14 has not been released yet, you can catch up on the earlier seasons of Blue Bloods. Here are some of the places where you can watch it:
- Fubo TV
- Paramount Plus
- Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
- Paramount+ Amazon Channel,
- Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel,
- DIRECTV or
- Pluto TV for free with ads
Blue Bloods Season 15: Will it happen?
We cannot say anything for sure until it is confirmed, but all evidence point to Season 14 of the franchise probably being the end of it. However, this is just speculation following the budgetary challenges the production recently faced. For instance, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that there was a delay in the season renewal announcement due to the lack of funds for production.
We cannot ignore reality forever. Due to budgetary issues, the production will not be able to continue for another season if they cannot afford it, and by the looks of it, it seems to be the case.
Otherwise, the cast has gone through enough seasons for their plotlines to progress ahead of what was needed. In all possibilities, this may be the last season we witness our favorite Irish-American crime-solving family.
But before you start cursing us over this speculation, we just want to put it out there. There are rumors about a spinoff possibly coming on screen after the end of the current sequence. But this is not confirmed. It is just a buzz. So we urge you to hold your horses before you reach the finish line with your assumptions.
Blue Bloods Season 14: Trailer
Since there is no formal announcement of a release date for Season 14 of Blue Blood, we don’t have a trailer in possession to show you. We will update this space as soon as we get our hands on it.
For more updates on official announcements for Blue Bloods Season 14, stay tuned to this space.