“Blue Bloods” has been a consistent performer for the CBS network. The show, which is currently in its 13th season, follows the professional and personal lives of the Reagan family, the majority of whom work in law or law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the police commissioner, while his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) works as a detective and his youngest son Jamie (Will Estes) works as a sergeant. Erin (Bridget Moynahan), Frank’s only daughter, works as an assistant district attorney.
While the overarching plot revolves around police and legal work, the show is ultimately about a family. Each episode includes a weekly dinner scene for the Reagan family, during which everyone eats a lot and discusses topics central to the episode’s plotl ines. There is sometimes disagreement, especially among family members who are not in law enforcement. The dinner scenes have been dubbed “the heart of each show.”
Despite the show’s dramatic content, it isn’t all seriousness, especially behind the scenes. The cast has clearly bonded as a family after 13 seasons, as evidenced by the constant outtakes on the set.
Tom Selleck claims that Donnie Wahlberg causes the most set disruptions.
After more than a decade on the air, stars Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg reflected on the show and their time on it in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. When asked who created the most content for the blooper reel, Selleck said without hesitation, “Wahlberg.” “Oh, that’s Donnie,” he recognized. “He’s kind of like the king of them.” Wahlberg couldn’t help but agree with a laugh. “I have to be in the top two!” “I think it’s fairly balanced, but I try to have fun,” he said.
And he appears to be having fun; in any blooper reel, Wahlberg has several outtakes, but he also leans into them when they occur. He’s prone to breaking out in dance, making jokes with the crew, or making fun of others when they forget their lines. He even acknowledges his dog at his feet in one blooper, which he had apparently brought to set that day.
It’s nice to see that the cast still knows how to laugh after 13 seasons. Selleck reflected on his fortunes as a regular on two long-running shows. “We did ‘Magnum [P.I.]’ for eight seasons, and I never thought I’d get that lucky again.” “We’ve done 13 and are still going strong,” he told Entertainment Tonight. That kind of success is difficult to come by, and everyone on the show appears to be grateful for the chance.