There are some shows that are really easy to classify as Energizer bunnies. Despite getting further and further into their run, they still find a way to be popular and amass a heck of a large audience. “Blue Bloods” is one of these such shows. It has aired already for six seasons, and while the numbers have declined slowly over time, it has happened at a far slower pace than the majority of other shows on network TV.
Here’s the really remarkable thing: This show remains the most-watched series on Friday night, and at times during the spring, it competed against “Shark Tank.” It’s when you think about these things that you wonder whether or not it could go on for another three or four years.
Unfortunately, there are still complications. This is a show that films in New York, and that can be pricey. Also, it is a show with a star in Tom Selleck who is more than likely paid like a TV icon, and it took until the week of filming for his contract for this season to be inked. It’s not a show that generates a lot of extra publicity for the network, even if it is solid in a difficult timeslot. When you consider all of that, it is easy to think that maybe there is only another year or two left in the can.
Can it go until season 10?
If you were to ask us how long “Blue Bloods” should last, we think that milestone is feasible. Sure, the cost concerns are still there, but look at how many other shows on CBS it performers better than despite it’s timeslot: “Elementary,” “Madam Secretary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Amazing Race,” and so many others that didn’t get renewed. If you put many shows that fare better in the “Blue Bloods” timeslot, do you think it would do that well?
In the end, we feel like much of this is going to come down to when the cast and the writers are ready to hang it up just as much as when the network is. Hopefully, it’ll at least be done in a way that there can be a fitting end.
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