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Trivia / Blue Bloods

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  • Actor Allusion:
  • California Doubling:
    • Averted. The show is set and filmed on-location in New York City.
      • A teeny-tiny case with Frank and Henry's home, which is in Staten Island. The exterior that is shown is of a house in Bay Ridge, a neighborhood in Brooklyn.
    • The pilot had some interior scenes that were shot in Toronto, although exteriors used New York City proper.
  • Cast the Expert: The show's technical advisor, Detective First Grade Jim Nuciforo (ret.) plays Frank's security guard.
  • Creator Backlash: Amy Carlson did not approve of Linda being the victim of a Bus Crash. It was her decision to leave the show, but she assumed she'd be invited back to give Linda a proper exit.
  • The Danza:
    • Abigail Hawk plays Abigail Baker.
    • Jim Nuciforo plays Jim the security guard.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Donnie Wahlberg (Det. Danny Reagan) directed "Manhattan Queens."
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  • Fake American: Canadian actor Len Cariou plays retired New York City Police Commissioner Henry Reagan, an Irish American.
  • Friday Night Death Slot: The current king of aversions; 9 seasons in the can and in it's tenth, all on Fridays.
  • McLeaned: Amy Carlson did not come back for Season 8, so Linda Reagan was Killed Offscreen.
  • The Other Darrin: Nicky was played by a different actress in the original pilot.
  • Playing Gertrude: Tom Selleck is only 5 years younger than Len Cariou, who plays his father.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Jack and Sean Reagan, Danny's two boys are played by real-life brothers Tony and Andrew Terraciano.
    • In "Drawing Dead," Aida Turturro plays the shopkeeper questioned in an officer-involved shooting. She is a real-life cousin of Nicholas Turturro, who plays Sergeant Renzulli.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • Jennifer Esposito has coeliac disease and due to the condition, could no longer keep up with the grueling filming schedule required for her character. While the show writers were willing to work around it, CBS was not and told the show to write her out, a decision she was not happy with.
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    • "Quid Pro Quo" was shot shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. The episode has Danny pay a visit at one point to a detective friend of his in the Rockaways, the part of the city hardest hit by Sandy. The shots of course being done on location in the Rockaways.
  • The Wiki Rule: Blue Bloods Wiki.
  • You Might Remember Me from...: Tom Selleck's role as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan is his first major role in quite a while, apart from a string of TV movies based on the Jesse Stone book series. He mentioned in an interview on The Talk that he took the job partly because the script made him cry.


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