Fans of the CBS show BLUE BLOODS were recently treated to a behind-the-scenes photo, hinting at the return of a familiar character!

Joe Hill (played by Will Hochman) is the grandson of family patriarch Frank Reagan (played by Tom Selleck). His father, Joe Reagan, was killed in the line of duty. 

BLUE BLOODS’ official Instagram account shared a behind-the-scenes picture that confirmed Joe’s return to the show in the 13th season. 

Fans quickly flooded the post’s comment section with enthusiasm about Joe coming back to the Movieguide® Award-nominated show.

“Why is joe not a permanent character, we love him!!!!” one person wrote.


“So happy to see Joe. What a great addition. More of his character please,” another commented. 

CBS  fans some clues about why Joe returned in a description of the episode, titled “Nothing Sacred”:

Reagan family tensions run high when Frank and his grandson, Joe Hill (Will Hochman), contend with a grievous insult to the memory of Joe’s father, Joe Reagan. Also, Erin and Henry work together to bust an over-the-phone scammer targeting the elderly; Danny intervenes in an undercover assignment led by his spiraling former partner; and Eddie’s captain takes suspicious interest in her efforts to locate a stolen puppy.

The episode aired on January 6 and, while there is no news about a permanent return for Joe, fans have their fingers crossed for more episodes with Frank’s grandson!

Movieguide® previously  on BLUE BLOODS’ season 13 renewal:

CBS renewed BLUE BLOODS for its 13th season after the series star and executive producer Tom Selleck signed on to return.

BLUE BLOODS, which has held the 10 p.m. Friday spot since its debut in 2010, averaged 9.81M viewers and is the No. 4 series on broadcast television.

The police drama follows the Reagans, a family of New York City cops.

Selleck plays the lead role as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg plays Detective Danny Reagan, Bridget Moynahan plays ADA Erin Reagan, Will Estes plays former patrol officer and now Sgt.

Jamie Reagan, and Len Cariou plays former Police Commissioner and Frank’s father, Henry Reagan.

“America’s favorite first family of law enforcement is back for season 13,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment,  Deadline. “The Reagans possess an incredible bond with audiences literally everywhere and on every platform. And in its 12th season, with over 250 episodes, Blue Bloods not only continues to dominate in the ratings but excels at an exceptionally high creative level.”

Enjoy articles like this? Sign up for our mailing list to receive the latest news, interviews, and movie reviews for families:

How Youtube’s New Guidelines Could Help Cultivate A Child-Safe Environment

Photo by Sara Kurfess via Unsplash

How Youtube’s New Guidelines Could Help Cultivate A Child-Safe Environment

By: Movieguide® Contributor

Youtube’s updated creator guidelines, released late 2022, deters creators from producing sexual, drug and dishonest behavior related content alongside a controversial profanity change.

“Our policies are constantly evolving,” a google rep explained, “We are always working to facilitate a healthy digital advertising ecosystem.

” While these changes were made for the benefit of advertisers, they contribute to the safety of children on the website as well.

The  classified topics related to drug trade organizations as “harmful or dangerous acts” and incorporated drug usage as a reason for demonetization.

“We do not allow monetization of content that includes graphic sexual text, image, audio, or games, and non-consensual sexual themes whether simulated or real,” a google rep explained. These additions expanded Youtube’s strict restrictions on sexual content including nudity, sexual entertainment and sexual merchandise.

The new policy also introduced new actions into the “enabling dishonest behavior” guideline.

Among these new actions are the “impersonation of a retail store employee without the owner’s permission,” a video format that has gone viral many times over across multiple social media platforms.

While these changes can instill confidence in parents that their children will be safe on Youtube, their announcement was overshadowed by a change in Youtube’s approach to profanity from which they received widespread backlash from creators.

As Movieguide® previously , this policy is likely to be modified due to its deviation from previous guidelines.

Youtube continues to lead the way in video distribution as 122 million users access the site daily.

With this immense traffic, Youtube’s responsibility to regulate content only grows. While many of their guidelines benefit the safety of children, their focus is on the happiness of advertisers, also leading to the censorship of Christian, pro-life, and conservative channels.

Movieguide® previously :

According to CEO and President of theDove Perry Atkinson, YouTube removed thousands of videos posted to the Christian media network’s channel.   Atkinson noted that the video-sharing platform took down an estimated 15,600 videos. YouTube had notified theDove that their content violated its Community Guidelines and their channel exceeded the “three strike” limit.

news flash