Blue Bloods second season in doubt as creators depart
Story by Jack Foley
THE second season of family cop drama Blue Bloods (now showing on Sky Atlantic) could be in doubt now that Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green, the series creators, have left the show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Tom Selleck fronted show is in the middle of a transitional period as CBS looks to maximise its viewing figures.
Rumours had circulated that there were plans to change the show’s format to make it more of a procedural – but these appear not to be true.
The departure of Burgess and Green does, however, follow that of veteran showrunner Ken Sanzel last August.
And it comes as a blow to Blue Blood‘s in general, given the duo’s track record with past and present shows Southland, The Sopranos and Northern Exposure.
That said, CBS is reportedly still happy with Blue Blood‘s performance in the US Friday night slot of choice, with its most recent episode attracting a healthy 10.7 million viewers. But crucially, it has yet to officially announce a second season pick-up.
Watch this space…