Does Tom Selleck envy Mark Harmon? With the NCIS leader settling into retirement, there’s an opportunity for Selleck to get more money and power at CBS. Is the Blue Bloods star fighting for pay raises across the cast? Gossip Cop investigates.
‘Black And Blue Bloods!’
According to the Globe, Selleck is playing hardball now that Harmon has left CBS. He’s trying to get a raise and more control on Blue Bloods. An insider says, “Tom’s the star and a top honcho on Blue Bloods, and he wants more leverage than he’s got.”
There’s a power vacuum at the network with Harmon gone, who wielded immense power on NCIS. A source says, “Tom wants full control, Mark Harmon-style, and not just more money for himself but for the rest of the cast.” The Friends star doesn’t just want more cash for his crew, however. He’d like to see better food used on set so fans don’t think he’s gaining weight.
A personal trainer may be in the mix as well. Selleck wants a gym on set for himself and the cast. An insider says his gambit will probably pay off: “He is Blue Bloods and producers will probably give him whatever he wants.”
What’s Next For ‘Blue Bloods’ And Tom Selleck?
This outlet makes it sound like Tom Selleck is playing hardball to get a steep raise, but there’s no sign that he’s stalling anything. CBS typically has its upfront in May, where it tells the media what the next season’s slate of shows will be. Last year, for instance, it announced Blue Bloods and NCIS were coming back about a month before the event. You should expect an announcement in a few months, but not a moment sooner.
Harmon was an executive producer on NCIS for years. It was also the top ratings earner year-in-year-out. Selleck isn’t a fool, so he would know how television works far more than this tabloid. It’s not as though CBS would just slosh Harmon’s money to Selleck. That’s simply not how these things work.
Gossip Cop is confident that this story is false because there’s no indication anywhere else that Selleck is angling for a raise. He’s not said anything like this to the media, and there’s no way someone in his inner circle would snitch like this. Throw in the bizarre fat-shaming turn involving food on camera and it’s just tough to buy that this outlet knows what it’s talking about.
It doesn’t help that the Globe is pathologically wrong when it comes to Magnum, P.I. news. Selleck’s had a thirty-year war against this outlet. It claimed he was 300 pounds in 2021, and that he would get divorced in 2020 — neither story was remotely accurate. This is the last place you should go for Tom Selleck news.