Blue Bloods (2010) - News Poster

(2010– )

News

CBS Slashes Episode Orders! Who Takes a Hit?

CBS Slashes Episode Orders! Who Takes a Hit?
CBS may be returning to originals in the coming weeks, but many of its shows will be doing so with fewer episodes this season.

Filming TV shows comes with some bigger considerations nowadays with the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way we live.

As a result, CBS has trimmed the episode orders for some of its most popular series ahead of their highly-anticipated returns.

Deadline is reporting that NCIS: Los Angeles and The Neighborhood are both set to produce 18 episodes for the 2020-21 TV season.

Blue Bloods, Bull, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, and Seal Team, meanwhile, will produce 16 episodes each.

The jury is still out on Mom, Young Sheldon, All Rise, and S.W.A.T., which will likely see some changes to their episode orders, as well.

The Unicorn, meanwhile, will span 13 episodes, which was planned from the beginning, so fans will be getting the planned episode orders for the sophomore comedy.
See full article at TVfanatic »

CBS' NCIS, Blue Bloods and Others Get Shorter Seasons Amid Covid Delays

CBS' NCIS, Blue Bloods and Others Get Shorter Seasons Amid Covid Delays
More than a half dozen CBS series are set to produce shorter seasons, as the result of Covid-related delays, safety measures and other pandemic-era considerations.

As is, CBS’ returning slate won’t begin to hit our screens until Thursday, Nov. 5 (with Young Sheldon, the new comedy B Positive and Mom), since Hollywood had been shut down from mid-March until mid-September.

More from TVLineMom EP Teases Christy's Fate In Wake of Anna Faris' DepartureBig Brother Finale Poll: Which All-Star Will Win Season 22? And Who Should?Big Brother All-Stars Recap: Who Was Evicted Ahead of Finale Night?

But even with many
See full article at TVLine.com »

CBS Shortens Series Orders for 2020-21 Season Due to Covid-19

CBS Shortens Series Orders for 2020-21 Season Due to Covid-19
Covid-19 has forced CBS to reduce the episode count for virtually all its scripted shows.

The network has cut down series orders for more than half a dozen shows from the usual 22 episodes to between 16 and 18, Variety has confirmed.

Sources say that showrunners were told the number of episodes in their new season was in flux when CBS set its tentative schedule several months ago. All the shows which have been reduced thus far, among them all three “NCIS” series and “Blue Bloods,” are produced in-house by CBS Studios.

The pandemic caused every network, not just CBS, to shift it schedule multiple times amid production chaos. With the later production start dates and premieres, CBS is hoping that these reduced series orders will carry them through May and the end of the traditional broadcast season. Other networks are likely being forced to make a similar decision regarding the length of their shows this season,
See full article at Variety »

CBS Trims Episode Orders As Broadcast Series On All Nets Face Abbreviated Runs In Covid Impacted 2020-21 Season

CBS Trims Episode Orders As Broadcast Series On All Nets Face Abbreviated Runs In Covid Impacted 2020-21 Season
The coronavirus pandemic cut short the 2019-20 seasons of most broadcast series as production shut down in mid-March. Now the continuing effects from the pandemic are altering the course of the 2020-21 season, with late launches and shorter runs for scripted series.

CBS has trimmed the orders to its scripted series from CBS Studios from full-season 22 episodes to 16-18, including the NCIS franchise, Blue Bloods, Bull, The Neighborhood, Seal Team, Magnum P.I. and Bull.. The network is still in conversations with outside studios, including Mom, Young Sheldon, Bob Hearts Abishola, B Positive and All Rise producer Warner Bros TV; Universal TV, which is behind the FBI franchise; and S.W.A.T.‘s Sony Pictures TV. Those series also are expected to end up producing seasons in the 16- to 18-episode range.

This is not limited to CBS. With the broadcast scripted
See full article at Deadline »

Netflix Casts Young Colin Kaepernick in Limited Series About NFL Star's Past

Netflix Casts Young Colin Kaepernick in Limited Series About NFL Star's Past
Netflix is quickly becoming Jaden Michael‘s home field. The actor, who recently battled the undead in the Lorne Michaels comedy Vampires vs. the Bronx, has been tapped to play Colin Kaepernick in the streamer’s upcoming limited series about the athlete and activist’s upbringing.

Colin in Black & White is a six-episode drama that will “provide an introspective look at Kaepernick’s adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family. It will follow his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity and lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that
See full article at TVLine.com »

CBS Shortens Episode Counts for Most of Its Scripted Originals

CBS Shortens Episode Counts for Most of Its Scripted Originals
As CBS plots the launch of its scripted dramas and comedies next week, the network has solidified the episode counts for most of its in-house originals.

Most of CBS’ original scripted series will run between 16 and 18 episodes as the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on network schedules. Dramas Blue Bloods, Bull, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and Seal Team will each run for 16 episodes. NCIS: Los Angeles and comedy The Neighborhood will both stretch 18 installments. Sophomore comedy The Unicorn will stick with its planned 13-episode order. (Most second-year series receive an order for ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

‘Slave Play’ Actor James Cusati-Moyer Joins Shonda Rhimes Netflix Series ‘Inventing Anna’ (Exclusive)

‘Slave Play’ Actor James Cusati-Moyer Joins Shonda Rhimes Netflix Series ‘Inventing Anna’ (Exclusive)
“Slave Play” actor James Cusati-Moyer has booked a recurring role on Netflix’s upcoming limited series “Inventing Anna,” TheWrap has learned.

The 10-episode series from “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes adapts the New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler about Anna Sorokin, a.k.a. Anna Delvey, the 28-year-old who faked being a German heiress to swindle New York elite out of more than $200,000.

Cusati-Moyer will play Val, a stylist and fashion director who experiences firsthand the whiplash of a whirlwind friendship with Anna.

He joins a cast which includes “Ozark” star Julia Garner as the titular fake heiress, “Veep” alum Anna Chlumsky, “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox, “Scandal’s” Katie Lowes and “The Bold Type” actress Alexis Floyd. Rhimes is creator and executive producer on the series, alongside Shondaland’s Betsy Beers. “The Devil Wears Prada’s” David Frankel directs.

Cusati-Moyer was nominated for a Tony Award
See full article at The Wrap »

Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Season Debut Is The Night’s Big Winner

Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Season Debut Is The Night’s Big Winner
The Season 12 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank was the big winner in the Friday demo wars, coming in at a healthy 0.6 to top the night’s fare.

The business entrepreneur show, shot in Las Vegas for the first time, saw SparkCharge, makers of the Roadie mobile Ev charging system, take home a million-dollar stake from sharks Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner to highlight the episode. But Shark Tank’s strong lead-in couldn’t hold up for ABC’s 20/20, which featured a two-hour look at John Lennon’s life and legacy. That brought in an 0.3.

Fox’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown, which usually tops the night, came in second with an 0.5. The program was highlighted by Lars Sullivan taking on Jeff Hardy, and The New Day’s farewell.

At CBS, Cedric the Entertainer’s Greatest #AtHome Videos rolled to an 0.4 tally, with Undercover Boss following an maintaining that mark
See full article at Deadline »

APA Signs ‘Blindspot’ Actress Audrey Esparza

  • Deadline
APA Signs ‘Blindspot’ Actress Audrey Esparza
Blindspot‘s Audrey Esparza has signed with APA.

The actress, who has appeared as Tasha Zapata in the NBC crime drama, has a number of TV and film credits to her name. Additional titles include Blue Bloods, The Americans, Black Box, Public Morals and Amateurs.

Esparza, a New York Tisch graudate, also acted in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of Underneath My Bed.

ATA Management, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris Klein & Trattne rep Esparza.
See full article at Deadline »

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Crocodile is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Crocodile is …
On October 14, the fourth episode of “The Masked Singer” showcased the five acts from Group B who had won enough votes to stay in the competition two weeks ago. They again took to the stage covered completely in cumbersome costumes that disguised them as the Baby Alien, Crocodile, Seahorse, Serpent and Whatchamacallit.

As much fun as it is to watch these celebrities sing, we derive even more enjoyment from figuring out who they are. Keep reading for “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the real name of the Crocodile. He wowed the crowd and the four judges on September 30 with his cover of “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi.

We are certain that the Crocodile is not Jenny’s husband, Donnie Wahlberg. He has been her go-to guess for three seasons now and he is still yet to appear on the show busy as he is with filming “Blue Bloods” in New York City.
See full article at Gold Derby »

Mom, All Rise, NCIS, Swat, Young Sheldon: CBS Announces November Premiere Dates

Mom, All Rise, NCIS, Swat, Young Sheldon: CBS Announces November Premiere Dates
CBS has announced premiere dates for nine of its returning shows, as well as one of the network's new scripted series.

The series are All Rise, B Positive, Bob ♥ Abishola, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, Swat, and Young Sheldon.

Other shows that CBS previously announced would be returning in Fall 2020 include Blue Bloods, Bull, The Equalizer, Evil, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum Pi, Seal Time, and The Unicorn. It's unclear if these shows will still debut before the end of 2020 or, if they will be delayed until 2021. The ongoing pandemic obviously
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

CBS Sets Late Fall Premiere Dates for NCIS Trio, Young Sheldon, and More!

CBS Sets Late Fall Premiere Dates for NCIS Trio, Young Sheldon, and More!
CBS will begin rolling out its scripted shows in November.

The Eye network will debut ten shows during the first three weeks of November -- nine returning series and one new addition to its roster.

Among the premieres are the NCIS trio, B Positive, Young Sheldon, Mom, and S.W.A.T.

The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, and All Rise are also set to return.

The Equalizer, as well as returning dramas Blue Bloods, Bull, Evil, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., and Seal Team, and comedy, The Unicorn, are still awaiting word on when they will return.

The good news is that the series with confirmed premiere dates will launch with several episodes banked, allowing them to air without breaks, initially.

CBS previously announced its intention to air a business-as-usual fall sked earlier this year, but with uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no telling whether that would be possible.
See full article at TVfanatic »

CBS Sets November Dates for NCIS, Mom, Sheldon, All Rise and 6 Others

CBS Sets November Dates for NCIS, Mom, Sheldon, All Rise and 6 Others
CBS‘ fall schedule is looking a lot more like a fall schedule, with the setting of premiere dates for nine of 18 returning shows that now have full episodes in the can — including the well-watched NCIS and its many offspring, plus Young Sheldon and the suddenly Anna Faris-less Mom.

Also scoring a premiere date is the freshman comedy B Positive, starring Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex).

More from TVLineTVLine Items: Ealy Leads ABC Drama Pilot, MTV Reboots Cribs and MoreCBS Teases Mom (Minus Anna Faris), Cryptic NCIS: LA, Young Sheldon's Breakdown and Other Returning ShowsTV
See full article at TVLine.com »

Friday Ratings: NBA Package Tops The Night As Lakers Fail To Clinch

Friday Ratings: NBA Package Tops The Night As Lakers Fail To Clinch
Game 5 of the National Basketball Association championships was like the rest of the league’s pandemic-plagued season – it didn’t follow the script.

Instead of the Los Angeles Lakers capturing their 17th world championship, the Miami Heat spoiled their party, winning 111-108, to set up a Game 6 on Sunday. While the celebration was postponed, ABC had plenty to cheer about, leading the Friday night ratings demos with a 2.0 for the actual game, and 1.3 for the NBA Countdown pregame and Jimmy Kimmel Live! warmup shows.

Even though the Friday game’s ratings topped the night, the NBA has seen the overall series ratings slump to historic lows. While some viewer attrition may be expected from competition with baseball and football, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also said that the league is reassessing and likely modifying its activism in politics and social justice for next year. That’s been a factor in declining ratings,
See full article at Deadline »

Blue Bloods' Amy Carlson Returns to CBS With FBI: Most Wanted Role

Blue Bloods' Amy Carlson Returns to CBS With FBI: Most Wanted Role
Amy Carlson is returning to CBS, the network she called home for seven years on Blue Bloods.

Per Deadline, the actress has landed a recurring role on FBI: Most Wanted Season 2.

Carlson plays Jackie Ward, "a veteran bounty hunter who has crossed paths with Jess before," according to the outlet.

"She is a force of nature, profane, witty, good at her job but plays by her own rules. A thorn in the team’s side."

Carlson is best-known for her Linda Reagan role on Blue Bloods, and her exit from the series stunned fans.

If you watch Blue Bloods online, you know Linda was killed off in a helicopter crash, something fans struggled with.

While it sent the plot in a different direction, it changed the fabric of the show forever, and some fans are still cut up about the decision today.

She has also appeared on Falcone, Third Watch,
See full article at TVfanatic »

Amy Carlson & Terry O’Quinn Join CBS’ ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ In Recurring Roles For Season 2

Amy Carlson & Terry O’Quinn Join CBS’ ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ In Recurring Roles For Season 2
Exclusive: Three and a half years after her Blue Bloods exit, Amy Carlson is returning to CBS with a recurring role on the upcoming second season of FBI: Most Wanted. She is one of two major new recurring additions to the Wolf Entertainment series, along with Lost alum Terry O’Quinn. Production for Season 2 of the FBI spinoff started earlier this week in New York City

Carlson plays Jackie Ward, a veteran bounty hunter who has crossed paths with Jess before. She is a force of nature, profane, witty, good at her job but plays by her own rules. A thorn in the team’s side. The casting reunites her not only with CBS but also with Wolf Entertainment, having starred on the company’s NBC series Law & Order: Trial by Jury, also a spinoff in a successful crime procedural franchise.

O’Quinn plays Byron Lacroix, divorced father of Jess
See full article at Deadline »

CBS Has New Eye on Reaching Audiences Who Don’t Watch Its Programs on Regular TV

CBS Has New Eye on Reaching Audiences Who Don’t Watch Its Programs on Regular TV
CBS wants to pivot from telling people it’s the nation’s most-watched TV network to making them more aware of the programs it distributes across many different screens.

The network, the flagship business of ViacomCBS, wants to make sure modern viewers continue to recognize the outlet behind “Blue Bloods,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Survivor” as a force for big-audience entertainment. But these days, audiences fan out across traditional TV, streaming video hubs, mobile screens and more – and TV companies need to collect them wherever they can be found.

“If someone walks into a room and says, ‘Hey, you know what, I’m number one,’ you’d be like, ‘Well, thanks, you’re kind of turning me off a little bit,’” says Michael Benson, CBS’ chief marketing officer, in an interview. “We want to be something where people feel like they are part of the family. It
See full article at Variety »

Blue Bloods: Season 1-10 Premieres, Ranked (According To IMDb)

Blue Bloods: Season 1-10 Premieres, Ranked (According To IMDb)
Blue Bloods has been on the air for ten years---and counting. Starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes, the Reagan family never has a dull day. With the majority in law enforcement, apart from lawyer Erin, their cases often intersect and make for some family and moral dilemmas, as well as complicated cases.

Related: Blue Bloods: 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Danny Reagan

The premiere usually gives audiences an idea of what to expect for the remainder of the season, offering an end, or continuation of previous storylines, or introducing new ones. Some premieres were strong given their premises, but some premieres weren't necessarily the best, however.
See full article at Screen Rant »

Torrey DeVitto Confirms She's Dating Blue Bloods Star Will Estes, and Fans Are Swooning

Torrey DeVitto Confirms She's Dating Blue Bloods Star Will Estes, and Fans Are Swooning
Love is in the air! Chicago Med's Torrey DeVitto has found her special someone, and it's none other than Blue Bloods star Will Estes. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the actress made her romance with Will Instagram official. "2020 Accessory...," the One Tree Hill alum cheekily began her caption, alongside a black-and-white photo with the 41-year-old actor. "Mask on ear so as not to forget it when leaving the house." Will also debuted his relationship on Instagram. In fact, he put his love on display hours before Torrey did. However, his post was a lot more mysterious considering both he and the 36-year-old star covered their faces with black...
See full article at E! Online »

Big Station Groups Bulk Up With Streaming Options, National Newscasts

  • Variety
Big Station Groups Bulk Up With Streaming Options, National Newscasts
After years of buying and selling, the nation’s largest TV station groups have become local leviathans that own dozens of outlets across the country.

At an unsettled time for broadcast TV, the biggest independent groups — including Nexstar Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group and E.W. Scripps — are increasingly trying to generate new profit sources by using local news and programming assets in innovative ways.

Station owners are looking to capitalize on the fallout from cord-cutting, which has swelled the number of American households that watch free over-the-air TV without a cable subscription. Smart TV sets have made it much easier in many regions for viewers to access local broadcast channels the old-fashioned way while still seamlessly switching between local outlets and apps such as Netflix and Hulu.

“We believe strongly that over-the-air will continue to grow with younger people, the cord-cutters and the cord-nevers who recognize their ability to watch
See full article at Variety »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites


Recently Viewed