- 11 Seasons
In this crime procedural series, a family of New Yorkers spreads out through various branches of law enforcement. The patriarch is the Police Commissioner, a son is an ethically challenged cop, a daughter is a prosecuting attorney, and the youngest is an ambitious graduate of Harvard Law School. The series follows the family's drama, both on the job and off. Frank, the father, is the strong leader of the family's law enforcement tradition. Danny is the tough military veteran who isn't above using brutality to get the job done, which sometimes puts him at odds with his less violent colleagues. Erin is a driven assistant district attorney who has to fight to get criminals off the streets. And Jamie is brilliant youngest son who gave up a chance at high paying job in order to be a cop. When Jamie gets involved in an investigation that even Frank doesn't know about, the whole structure of the family is put in jeopardy. Blue Bloods generally follows the formula of the police drama/procedural genre. The series has received generally lukewarm reviews from critics. Audiences have been more positive about the series, however. Ratings for the series have been consistent, and Blue Bloods has been one of the most successful series for CBS since debut in 2010. Its tenth season aired in 2019 and early 2020. The series will return for an eleventh season, but the release date of the series remains uncertain because of the COVID-19 pandemic.