There has been no word from CBS on whether “Blue Bloods” would return for a 13th season, which is reaching its finale.
As members of the New York City police force, the Reagans play diverse roles in the police drama.
Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny Reagan, Frank Reagan’s son as a New York City police detective.
Erin (Bridget Moynahan), Frank’s daughter, works as an assistant district attorney, while Jamie (Will Estes), Frank’s other son, is a police officer.
It has been a busy season for the Reagans, with Frank confronting Mayor Chase (Dylan Walsh), a gang putting a hit out on Danny, and stress in Jamie’s relationship.
Averaging 8.0 out of 10 on IMDb for its 17 episodes, this season’s ratings have been inconsistent but mainly dismal.
COVID-related production troubles reduced Seasons 10 and 11 to just 19 and 16 episodes, respectively, from their original 22-episode runs in the first eight seasons of “Blue Bloods” (the third of which contained an extra episode).
It had previously been unknown how many more episodes of Season 12 there will be, but CBS recently made an announcement to clarify the situation.
After 20 episodes, Blue Bloods Season 12 Ends
Viacom recently confirmed the dates for CBS‘ current schedule’s season finales, placing the “Blue Bloods” Season 12 finale on Friday, May 6, in its normal 10:00–11:00 p.m. time slot. As of this writing, it hasn’t been given a title.
A two-week hiatus will follow tomorrow’s episode, “Long Lost,” until April 29 when “Tangled Up in Blue” will be the penultimate segment.
There are still a number of unresolved issues on “Blue Bloods” as the season draws to a close, including the shooting of Detective Angela Reddick (Ilfenesh Hadera) and Frank’s ongoing conflict with Mayor Chase.
There’s no word yet from CBS on whether “Blue Bloods” will return for a second season in the fall, but it’s safe to assume that we’ll get to see more Reagan family dinners this spring.
The show’s ratings have been progressively declining in recent seasons, but with a willing cast and a dedicated (though dwindling) viewership, CBS may see fit to bring it back for at least one more season (via The Hollywood Reporter).