Tom Selleck criticizes CBS for canceling Blue Bloods, talks about retirement


He will not resign.

Tom Selleck, 79, has no plans to retire from acting, although he said he worries he will no longer be able to afford his lavish 63-acre farm once “Blue Bloods” wraps this winter. .

The actor whose new memoir “You never know” He’s out now, “Town and Country,” he said. In an interview published Tuesday, “I hope there’s another Western in my future. Certainly, whatever happens with Blue Bloods, I’m not going to stop acting. I’m still holding out hope that CBS will come to its senses.”

Selleck has starred on the popular CBS crime drama as fictional New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan since 2010.

Tom Selleck made it clear that he was not happy with the ending of “Blue Bloods.” CBS
Selleck in “Blue Bloods.” CBS

The show is in season 14, which will be its last – with part two airing in the fall and the series finale airing in December.

Without his salary from the show, Selleck fears he may have to surrender his ranch in Ventura County, California, as a result, Selleck said.CBS Sunday Morning“.

Regarding the possibility of not being able to pay for his farm, the former “Magnum PI” star said: “That’s always a problem. If I stop working, yes. Am I ready for life? Yes, but maybe not on a 63-acre farm!”

Selleck farm house. Getty Images
Selleck said the future of his farm is uncertain when “Blue Bloods” ends. CBS
Selleck owns a 63-acre farm. CBS

Selleck has been vocal that he disagrees with CBS’ choice to end “Blue Bloods.”

“What no one talks about is how successful Blue Bloods was.” He said to Town & Country.

He added, “It’s the No. 3 highest-rated scripted show in all of the broadcasts. We’re winning Friday nights, and we’re doing well on Paramount Plus. The show is not declining. And I say these things not to brag, but everyone who works on our show — the actors, And the book, everyone – deserves a five-star legacy on their resume.

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“The show is not in decline,” Selleck said of Blue Bloods. CBS

He continued to chide the network, saying, “CBS doesn’t talk about how well it’s doing. I’m doing that, because I think everyone needs to know that if the show ends, we’re going to end up with a pretty big success, like ‘Magnum’ did.”

Selleck also had some brutally honest words about the television industry.

“It’s in a constant state of flux. I don’t want to sound like an old person and say it’s not as good as it used to be, but… I don’t see the evolution and the belief in the projects.

“CBS doesn’t talk about how well it’s doing,” Selleck said. CBS

“They seem to be going in trends; if one show works, let’s copy that. There’s a lot of ‘Okay, the show worked, let’s do five of them’, rather than figuring out what’s next. That requires a certain amount of risk, and I think there’s a lot of Too many entrepreneurs and not enough creative people in management.

He added: “But the work is there and I love the work, and it always will be.” Actors are not just tools, people are important. Audiences tune in to any type of series, whether it’s on cable or Netflix, they listen back to see people, people they’ve become interested in. I don’t think that will ever change, but I don’t think he’s in very good shape right now, honestly.

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