The Reagan family, now and then! Blue BloodsThe series premiered on CBS September 2010 and introduced the world to a family cops. Len CariouHenry Reagan, the retired New York police commissioner; Frank (Frank) is the leader of the familyTom Selleck), plays the current PC; Frank’s son Danny (Donnie WahlbergJamie (played by ) is a detective.Will Estes) is a sergeant; Frank’s daughter, Erin (Bridget Moynahan), is the assistant district attorney and has one daughter, Nicky (Sami Gayle).
Although the show began with many other stars — including Jennifer EspositoAs Detective Jackie Curatola Amy Carlson as Danny’s wife, Linda, the six actors above are the only ones that have been part of the show from the start and still remain on the series.
After being diagnosed with celiac, Esposito quit the show midway through season 3. In a press release, CBS said at the time that the actress was “unable to perform the demands of her role and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence.”
Carlson surprised viewers when she decided to leave the show after the season 7 finale was filmed. She was promoted to series regular for season 2, but felt it was now time to end her contract. In the end, it was revealed that she was killed while on duty in a helicopter accident.
“It was a wonderful seven years and I had a wonderful time there and I’m really grateful to CBS and it was an amazing opportunity,” she told Us WeeklyOnly in 2017. “I loved playing Donnie’s wife. They were like a second-family to me. … He and I text all the time. We’re still very close and we’re great friends. We were always there for each other. He has been a great supporter of me and said some the most kind things about me to the media. He’s been super generous and a lovely person.”
Fans were concerned about the fate of the drama after the conclusion to season 12, in April 2022. Wahlberg posted a photo on Instagram from his last day of work for the season. He expressed his hope that the project would continue. “God willing,” he wrote via Instagram at the time alongside a selfie of himself in his police detective uniform.
Later that month, CBS announced the show’s renewal for season 13, with the network’s president of Entertainment, Kelly Kahl, telling Variety that the program continued to “dominate the ratings.”
In September 2022, Wahlberg shared a behind-the-scenes video via Instagram from the crime drama’s famous family dinners, tagging Vanessa Ray, Moynahan, Estes and the “legendary” Selleck, who gave an adorable wave to the camera.
Scroll through the gallery to see the cast from season 1 and now.