Steering Clear of Cliffhangers: Blue Bloods Navigates Subtle Season Finales

Blue Bloods avoids using cliffhanger finales because it is a character-driven show that focuses on the relationships within the Reagan family. The show prioritizes realistic conflicts and tensions between characters over deadly shootouts and suspenseful endings. Tom Selleck, one of the lead actors, believes that the audience understands the stakes of a network TV show and trusts them to appreciate the subtext and anticipation in the series. This unconventional approach has contributed to the show's success, as it has been on the air for 11 seasons and counting.

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