Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?

Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?
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Is the series’ future for another season secured or not? Continue reading to find out more about
Blue Bloods Season 14. 

This most-asked question that has been blowing up all over the web is that it has been on the minds of avid fans and readers who have been captivated by the thrilling drama and heart-pounding action that this hit television series has consistently been able to deliver, which makes it understandable why the curiosity of the fans is at all times high into knowing if the future of the series is in safe hands or not! After all, Blue Bloods has been entertaining viewers since its inception back in 2010! So, these raging queries have become very crucial to address as soon as possible in order to avoid more rumors building among the community.  

With speculation mounting, it’s time to delve into the burning question, “Will there be another season of this beloved show?” Right now, we can assure the readers that you don’t have to worry as the popular police procedural drama television series, which deals with the fictional Reagan family, a Catholic, Irish-American family in New York City with a history of work in law enforcement, is not going anywhere as it was given an early renewal 14th season, which is currently delayed and on hold until further notice due to the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. 

It’s a big relief that the network is still continuing the tale of Blue Bloods for another season, as there is no chance that a known television network like CBS will lean towards scrapping an important legacy show that has become very close to prime-time television viewers around the world. The series has been able to capture interest for a while, and there is no doubt that it is not going to wane anytime soon. So, the fans should buckle up by speculating what new adventure the new season has to offer! Here is everything we know so far about CBS’s Blue Bloods Season 14. 

Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?

Blue Bloods Season 14 Release Date: When is it expected to return on CBS?

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

With the emergence of the 2023 WGA strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which started a while ago and doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many Hollywood production houses to halt their work temporarily for the first time in 63 years, with reports circulating that the writing 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. 

This makes any anticipation for the show’s official return in 2023 completely impossible, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated! So, if we look at the current status, one thing is noted: the network has also considered some crucial changes behind the scenes for its primetime schedule, just like ABC and NBC. These competing networks have also decided to shift the entirety of their fall schedule until next year, which will be ideal to avoid any further delays in production. 

In conclusion, if the dual strikes don’t reach an agreement by October 2023, then the network will be skipping the 2023–24 fall premiere and eventually modify and set the release window for some time around the midseason premiere of 2024, which can be a part for the first quarter of the next year (January–March), with a new update schedule to be confirmed by CBS in the coming weeks. It’s only a matter of time before the modified broadcast schedule becomes known to the viewers. 

In a recent meeting, The Writers Guild said that the AMPTP’s latest counteroffer for a new contract “is neither nothing nor nearly enough.” The guild said it “will continue to advocate for proposals that fully address our issues rather than accept half measures like those” offered by the companies in its latest offer on August 11. The guild said that “we remain committed to direct negotiations with the companies.” Moreover, on the hot-button issue of artificial intelligence, the guild said: “We have had real discussions and seen movement on their part regarding AI protections. But we are not yet where we need to be.”

In conclusion, this puts an official stamp on this subject: the series will not be a part of CBS’s  2023-24 fall broadcast schedule, and it is being delayed until next year. In addition to this, the network recently released a revised lineup, in which Blue Bloods Classic Episodes have been mentioned to fill the void of the lack of shows that have been shifted. The episodes will air on Friday, September 29, 2023, as a bonus for the lack of Blue Bloods content. In the meantime, take a look at the official newly revised 2023-24 fall schedule below: 

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

The show follows 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. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son, Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraq War vet who, on occasion, uses dubious tactics to solve cases with his partner, Detective Maria Baez.

The Reagan women in the family include Erin, a New York Assistant D.A. who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father, as well as a single parent to her teenage daughter, Nicky. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, a Harvard Law graduate, and the family’s “golden boy.” Unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and follow in the family’s footsteps as a cop. He’s found a friend and ally in Eddie, his female partner who keeps him on his toes and has very different reasons than the Reagans for joining the police force.

We want to emphasize to the readers that the next paragraph includes major spoilers that will reveal the series’ dramatic twists and turns. So, if you don’t want to know all the crucial details in case you have already streamed the show, then we urge you to skip this section for a spoiler-free article! 

Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?

Right now, it is far too early to predict future storylines! But on the bright side, one thing is pretty 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’s reunited with his old partner Jackie Curatola (Jennifer Esposito), now a Chief of Police with Suffolk County when they and Baez suspect a copycat killer of emulating previous murders. However, Dr. Walker is revealed to be back killing women under an alternate persona known as Jeremy. 

He attacks Jackie at her home. But though she fights him off, he escapes before Danny and Baez can apprehend him. Meanwhile, Frank learns of a plan by Mayor Chase to put homeless people in handcuffs in order to get them into shelters. 

They go back and forth over the plan, culminating in Chase blackmailing Frank after his detail is confronted by a homeless man. Archbishop Kearns scolds Chase before convincing the two to find common ground. Also, Jamie apprehends Tyler Green, a man who had committed criminal assault but was cut a deal by the DA’s office when he reverts to his old ways. He and Eddie work together with Erin to bring the man to justice once and for all, and after the case is closed, Erin announces to the press that she has decided not to run for District Attorney after all.

Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?

Blue Bloods Season 14 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

On July 25, 2023, an editor from TV Fanatics stated that the main cast and crew had taken a pay cut for the 14th season to move forward. However, CBS has yet to confirm this.

So, we speculate that 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.

Is Blue Bloods Season 14 canceled?

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, Roslyn Ruff as D.A. Kimberly “Kim” Crawford, Ian Quinlan as Officer Luis Badillo, and Stacy Keach as Archbishop Kevin Kearns. 

The other cast members in the show 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. 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 Frequently Asked Questions

Where to stream the series?

The fans can 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. Please note that the license and rights to stream the series may expire in the near future. These streaming options are subject to change over time.

Outside of the USA, where can you stream the show?

In Canada, new episodes aired on CTV, and they were also 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. The series has also been broadcast throughout the Arabic-speaking market through MBC Action. CBS Media Ventures currently distributes the series to local outlets on weekends. Repeats of Blue Bloods air on 5USA in the United Kingdom. The show airs twice a day on TV 2 Charlie in Denmark.

Is there any new trailer for Blue Bloods Season 14?

Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new promos for the 14th season as the filming hasn’t even commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll simply have to wait and see what the following several months bring in terms of the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike since everything about the filming status is not confirmed! Due to this, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. 

Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think of Blue Bloods being renewed for Season 14 in the comments.