'Blue Bloods' Season 7 News & Update: Producers Must Drop Tom Selleck or It Will Be Cancelled? Here's Why!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Oct 21, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

"Blue Bloods" Season 7 has always been a top rated TV series on CBS Network. However, its good ratings are not enough to save the show as rumors are rife that it will be axed soon. If this end up to be true, it means that the current season will be the last installment of the police-themed drama.

Likewise, "Blue Bloods" Season 7 is being watched by around 10.5 million viewers and enjoying a 1.2/5 viewership score ratings. Premiere Date also noted that with this solid number of viewers, the show is quite popular with many nominations under its belt including a Primetime Emmy nomination. But even so, reports state that CBS is not renewing its contract for another season.

Most of the time, shows are canceled due to poor ratings but it is clear that "Blue Bloods" Season 7 has a different case. So, what could be the grounds for the series' rumored cancellation?

Some publications mentioned production budget as the root cause of the issue. It was said that every time "Blue Bloods" renews for the next season, the cost of producing it also grows. Now on its seventh season, the amount has gone really high already as the production team films in New York.

Moreover, "Blue Bloods" Season 7 lead actor Tom Selleck was said to be receiving higher talent fee compared to his co-actors, and this extra pay added strain to the production budget. Since Selleck's salary is being pinpointed as one of the reasons for possible non-renewal of the series, some said that the actor is leaving the show instead so it can go on to the eight season.

Then again, if the plan to remove Selleck from "Blue Bloods" Season 8 will push through, many fans voiced out that it will never be the same without him. In the end, it will be the producing team who can decide on the matter, and whether the show will go or stay on air will depend heavily on their decision. "Blue Bloods" Season 7 is currently airing on CBS every Friday at 10 p.m. in U.S. and every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. in Australia.

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