Blue Bloods Season 8 Release Date, Rumours, Updates: Show slated to be cancelled over budget issues?

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Blue Bloods Season 8

Blue Bloods Season 8: The popular American police procedural drama that has been running since 2014 began airing its seventh season in late September 2016 to general approval from its viewers. However, the fate of the series has been shrouded in speculation over questions of its continuation for unusual reasons.

Will there be Blue Bloods Season 8?

According to rumours, actor Tom Selleck is at the centre of several discussions sprouting all over the internet that the series may come to an end with its seventh season, despite its considerably impressive viewership ratings. A report highlights the problems that lead to speculations of Blue Bloods Season 8 being cancelled; it appears that the makers have run into some budget problems. The report points out that every time a new season is given a green signal, production costs go up considerably due several changes in the cast and newer, bigger plot points that are incorporated.

A related problem concerns the paycheck of Tom Selleck, who plays the pivotal character of Commissioner Frank Reagan on the show. Speculations are rife that the actor’s salary, which is considerably higher than the rest of the cast, is causing added strains on the show’s budget and causing the creators to consider canning the possibility of renewing the show for an eighth season. This has given rise to rumours that the actor may have decided to leave the show so that Blue Bloods Season 8 happens.

However, the possibility of cancellation for a series that consistently receives favourable feedback may seem to be a stretch. While it is understandable that Blue Blood‘s budget increases with each new season, good viewer ratings mean that the show is certainly not running at a loss and the producers will have no trouble in recovering the production cost. Moreover, fans are of the opinion that Blue Bloods will hardly be the same without the character of Frank Reagan, and Selleck’s departure from the show will badly affect its TRP. If Season 7 proves to be a hit with critics and viewers alike, there will probably be no stopping Blue Bloods Season 8 from happening.

Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 6 Spoilers

 

To come back to the current season of the show, Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 6, titled “Whistleblower”, will focus on the mire of corruption that the police department in caught up in. A whistleblower within the system will claim to have evidence which proves the same, and Frank will have to contend with the individual for finding out the truth. Meanwhile,  Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) will be seen investigating a case of a woman which may be more than a standard hit-and-run. Until now, previous episodes of Blue Bloods Season 7 has kept its fans hooked with its heightened drama and intriguing investigations.

Blue Bloods Season 7 is currently being aired on CBS every Friday at 10 p.m. in the United States.

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