Deadline is reporting that CBS has kicked to the curb Blue Bloods creators, Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green and it has been reported that the network had creative differences with the two and that it needed to be more procedural (yuck!) in nature. Deadline notes how bizarre this is considering that former showrunner, Ken Sanzel, was exited-stage left due to his conflict with star, Tom Selleck, who thought the show was too procedural and actually refused to accept the scripts (Damn!).
Now, we don’t care about the intricacies of this mess and all of the politics involved. If you do, read the Deadline piece because you must know by now that’s not we’re about at The ‘Tastic. We’re all about he bottom line and what news like this means to a show that is one of the best new shows of the season, specifically in regard to renewal because Blue Bloods has been on the bubble all season long.
So as backwards as this sounds, the creators getting fired is great for the prospects of renewal. How, do you ask? Why bother canning the creators if you are just going to cancel the show at the end of the season, anyway? Heck, they’ve finished filming this season’s episodes already. That combined with the comments made by Armando Nuñez, president of CBS Studios International, Blue Bloods is pretty much cemented for a second season.
It’s perhaps not as sexy to talk about, but it has proven a success both on the network and in terms of global distribution.
Boom… see ya next fall, Blue Bloods.