Blue Bloods season 8 premiere date: When will Donnie Wahlberg, cast return?

Blue Bloods season 7Following tonight’s finale, what is the Blue Bloods season 8 premiere date going to be? It’s not confirmed, but we can start speculating now.

The first thing to of course remind you of at the moment is that Blue Bloods has in fact already been renewed for an eighth season, so there is nothing to worry about when it comes to that. From here, the next main question is determining precisely when it is going to be back.

We think that in terms of the timeslot, Blue Bloods is locked in to Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern. It’s a tradition for many families to watch it at this time after their own family dinners, and there’s no reason to change that given that it fares incredibly well there. While it’s experienced some ratings drops as of late, we’d argue that the show overall is one of the most unheralded ratings success stories in quite some time. It draws huge viewership consistently at a time known often as a “death slot,” and it also has solid syndication deals and DVR ratings to go along with it. The reason that you don’t hear about it more is simply that it’s not a flashy show, and it’s one that caters to older viewers as opposed to the 18-49 crowd that most networks look for in terms of advertisers.

Assuming that we are getting another 22-episode season, the two dates to circle on your calendar at the moment are September 22 and September 29. We feel very confident that the show will start back at one of those two times, just because that is precisely what it’s done ever since the beginning.

Here is one bit of interesting trivial for the show that’s just a fun scheduling quirk — no matter when it premieres, the show will either start earlier than it ever has or start later than it ever has. Every season so far has premiered at some point between September 23 and September 28. We should know over the course of the summer precisely when the show will be back on the air.

Coming out of tonight’s finale, when do you want the Blue Bloods season 8 premiere date to be? Share now in the comments!

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