Mediaweek TV: Tom Selleck Stars in CBS’ Blue Bloods

The family drama has fallen out of favor. Unless, of course, it is melded with other formats. For example, HBO’s The Sopranos wed family drama to a mob story. So it may be no surprise that Sopranos writers Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green are behind CBS’ Blue Bloods, a family drama wrapped in a police franchise, with a bit of a mystery thrown in for a twist.
 
Premiering Friday, Sept. 24, the series stars Tom Selleck as New York’s chief of police; Len Cariou as his dad, and ex-chief; and Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynihan, and Will Estes, as Selleck’s children—all of whom have entered some form of law enforcement.
 
During the TV Critics Press tour this past summer, Burgess and Green spoke with Mediaweek’s Alan Frutkin about the the show’s origins. 

Take a look at the Blue Bloods preview below: