NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A hit CBS show based on four generations of family being New York City cops is set to air its 100th episode.
On Friday, CBS2’s Emily Smith went behind the scenes to talk to the cast of Blue Bloods.
Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny Reagan, Will Estes plays Jamie Reagan, their Police Commissioner father is played by Tom Selleck.
The series began 5-years-ago and is now passing a milestone with 100 episodes.
In its Friday evening time slot on CBS the show averages 14.5-million viewers. That’s 1.7-million more than ABC and NBC combined.
“I’m superstitious and didn’t want to jinx it, but I think with 100 episodes I should say outloud. We are a big hit,” Selleck said.
Selleck’s TV father, the retired commissioner, Len Cariou often gets recognized for previous roles.
Tom made a big name for himself in Magnum PI. Now, he’s an icon in Hollywood and on the Blue Bloods set.
“He looked at me and said ‘I want this show to succeed,'” Wahlberg said.
Whalberg’s TV wife Amy Carlson, or Linda Reagan on the show, said she has been star struck by Selleck since the pilot episode.
“The tone of the show is set by the number one on the call sheet, and the number one obviously on blue bloods is Tom Selleck,” she said, “At the end of the show I was like, ‘Tom can I get my picture with you,’ he said, ‘of course!'”
Wahlberg made his debut as a teen heartthrob in New Kids On The Block. He said playing Danny Reagan on Blue Bloods feels like the role he’s born to do. Especially when bickering with Bridget Moynahan who plays his sister on the show.
“It reminds me of my sister so much. It’s like my sister is screaming at me across the table,” he said.
Each episode includes a Reagan family dinner mixed with the sometimes toxic business and pleasure.
“Leonard Goldberg came to us and said that dinner scene is sensational, and will be part of the show from now on,” Cariou said.
“It’s been a lot of work, but as Robert Selleck said, ‘the only place that success comes first is in the dictionary,” Selleck said.
The cast concurs that she show involves drama that’s pretty close to the real thing in New York City.
“Real cops on the street stop you and go can I get a picture, and pull out there phone,” Cariou said.
At the end of the day it’s about family and the Reagans epitomize that.
You can watch the 100th episode of Blue Bloods at 10 p.m. on Friday on CBS2.
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