We know that NCIS season 18 and Blue Bloods season 11 are very much in the works already. What else do we know at the moment? That there could be a very different sort of advisement going down behind the scenes.
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According to a new report from TVLine, CBS Television Studios has teamed up with 21CP Solutions, described as a “law enforcement and public safety advisory group,” in order to consult with the writing teams on all of the NCIS shows, plus Blue Bloods and all of their other shows themed around police, crime, and legal matters. The advisers from the group are built up of former law enforcement officials, plus lawyers, community thought leaders in police reform and public safety, and scholars within the world of civil rights. The idea here is that this group will be able to help to offer advice on stories that better reflect the real world and the complicated relationship between police and populace.
Following the events of this summer, police-based television series have come under a heightened sense of pressure in order to ensure that they are not out to strictly glamorize officers and demonize those at the center of certain stories. We’re sure already that Blue Bloods will tackle social justice head-on given that they have at many other points in the past; the specifics, of course, are ones that probably will be reported on further down the road.
Hopefully, all of the shows mentioned here will premiere in the fall, but the specifics still remain to be seen.
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