Returning: Blue Bloods
What the? There's a lot to read into this subtle move of Blue Bloods from ONE to TEN.
Season Three “Family Business” premieres 9:30pm Monday August 26th, just a month before Season Four premieres in the US.
A dangerous criminal from Danny’s past comes back to seek revenge and kidnaps Jackie. Meanwhile, Jamie meets his new partner, and a young officer is shaken after he accidentally shoots an innocent man.
The series had a troubled run on TEN when it premiered in 2011, moving from Wednesdays to Fridays and eventually shuffled off to ONE.
It’s rare indeed that a show gets an upgrade from a multichannel to primary channel –The Simpsons has been one case in point (although there have been suggestions it may head back to ELEVEN too).
TEN’s 9:30pm Monday slot has been underperforming for too long, despite the excellent The Americans not getting a look in from most viewers (and I could write a whole other post on that topic). On the sluggish figures it has had it should have been moved weeks ago. Now that it is concluding and we see it replaced by a multichannel show from TEN’s CBS output deal, the question really has to be asked: does TEN now at a point where it has nothing else in its cupboard?