Blue Bloods' new executive producer, Ed Zuckerman, wants to make one thing clear to viewers: He's not messing with the formula that made the sophomore CBS drama a hit in its first year.
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The veteran TV writer/producer was hired in May to replace outgoing creators Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess amid reports that CBS wanted to make the show more procedural. (Zuckerman's resume supported the theory: He served long stints on JAG and Law & Order.) However, Zuckerman insists nothing will change.
"The idea is to keep the show the same balanced show between a case of the week and the Reagan family issues and family drama," Zuckerman tells TVGuide.com....
Most season finales involve cliff-hangers and a long, grueling summer of guessing games for fans, but Will Estes assures us that won't be the case for Blue Bloods.
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"I heard about a show one time — I think it was a soap — where they were having a nightmare of a time renegotiating everyone's contracts," Estes, who plays Jamie Reagan, tells TVGuide.com. "So the writers and producers came up with the cliff-hanger of a crazed gunman bursting into the hall and ...
A Blue Bloods spin-off?
There isn't one in the works, but that hasn't stopped fans from suggesting one to Will Estes and Nicholas Turturro.
"A lot of people come up to us and go, 'You guys should have a spin-off!'" Turturro tells TVGuide.com. "I'm not saying now, but hey — The Reagan and Renzulli Show? I'd watch it! But in all seriousness, we take it as a compliment that they are such fans of us."
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While the CBS drama focuses on the Reagans, New York's finest crime-fighting family, headed by Tom Selleck, it's Turturro's and Estes' odd couple pairing of training officer Sgt. Anthony Renzulli and rookie cop Jamie Reagan that's stealing the show week in and week out. Between their ...
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Cheers to Blue Bloods for putting a squad of veteran crimefighters back on the job.
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Magnum P.I.-turned-NYPD Commissioner Tom Selleck tops the list of cops, but CBS' rookie hit has also gotten Donnie Wahlberg — who traded NKOTB for the LAPD in NBC's underrated 2002-2003 crime drama Boomtown — back on the beat as his son, hotshot detective Danny Reagan. Meanwhile, Nicholas Turturro, who served seven seasons as Det. James Martinez on ABC's NYPD Blue, has rejoined the force as Sgt. Anthony Renzulli, the seen-it-all partner of newbie patrolman Jamie Reagan...