But Blue Bloods beggars belief when it portrays Jamie working a beat that covers all five boroughs; or Danny pursuing cases from lofts to liquor stores, boutiques to bodegas, penthouses to crack houses.
When Blue Bloods was first launched, there was a dispute between the higher-ups at CBS, who wanted it to be a straight procedural drama; and some of the creative types involved, notably Selleck, who wanted it to be more family-centered.
IT IS ALL THE MORE DISAPPOINTING, THEN, to see Blue Bloods do such a poor job of illuminating the current crisis of law enforcement in America.
Much as we might admire Blue Bloods for reminding us what good policing looks like, its conformity to the procedural formula hampers its ability to connect that vision of good policing to the harsh realities of the underlying crisis.
Here's an example: Season 4 of Blue Bloods includes an episode about an angry husband being arrested during a domestic dispute, then dying from an illegal chokehold while in custody.
BLUE BLOODS is a fantastic addition to our growing library of top CBS programming, said Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer for Hulu.
We ve built a solid partnership with CBS over the past several years and look forward to expanding this relationship with BLUE BLOODS, said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks.
Now in its fourth season on CBS, BLUE BLOODS is averaging 14 million viewers, up +7% from last year.
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement.
This fall, Disney Publishing's Hyperion imprint is releasing Wolf Pact, a companion to the Blue Bloods series, and the first eBook series for de la Cruz.
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