CBS announced that a prime-time drama series that has ranked in the top 10 in total viewers will be returning for the 2019-2020 season. The network announced the pickup today for the Tom Selleck series “Blue Bloods.”
The upcoming season will mark the show’s 10th year on the network.
“‘Blue Bloods’ has been a top-10 drama and Friday’s top-rated show every year it’s been on the air,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “On a night that many have claimed is quiet for broadcast television, its quality writing, superb acting and familial warmth have attracted an average of over 13 million passionate viewers each week for nine years. We are delighted that Tom will return and that the show will continue to be a vital component of the CBS schedule next season.”
CBS noted that the series is currently the No. 8 most-watched show in all of broadcast television. It is also a digital success, and is the most-watched network drama on CBS’s digital platforms, including CBS All Access. The series premiered on Sept. 24, 2010, and has always maintained its position on Fridays at 10 p.m.
“Blue Bloods” is the latest series pickup for CBS. The network has also renewed “Young Sheldon,” ” Mom,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS” and the freshman shows “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum P.I.” for next season.