CBS’ series of Jessie stone TV-movies is the last of its kind and has lasted for several years because it has been a perfect blend of mood/tone and substance. The seventh in the series, Innocents Lost [9/8C] is the first to falter.
On Blue Bloods [CBS, Fridays, 10/9C], the police department is the Reagan family business. Frank Reagan [Tom Selleck] is the Chief of Police; his father Henry [Len Carious] was Chief before him; his eldest son Danny [Donny Wahlberg] is a homicide detective; his younger son has given up a potential career in lawyer and has just been sworn in as a police officer. His daughter Erin Reagan-Boyle [Bridget Moynihan] is an Assistant District Attorney, but she thinks like a cop – though she has problems with some of Danny’s methods. The series premiere introduces the extended Reagan clan and jumps into the kidnapping of a Hispanic girl – just as the press is toasting Frank for the Hispanic community’s lack of trust in the department.
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Three hard-riding movie adaptations of the legendary author’s novels. CATLOW – A renegade outlaw wants to pull off a gold heist but finds it hard because he’s such a wanted man by the Mexican Army, his hellcat girlfriend, an Indian war party, a vengeful killer and several hotheaded cowpokes from his former gang. Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy star.
THE SACKETTS – Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott and Jeff Osterhage play brothers who migrate west to make their fortunes in cattle-herding and gold prospecting. Each aims to make it on his own ? but each also stands up for the other when the going gets tough. And their guns blaze a name for themselves in untamed New Mexico territory.
CONAGHER – He conquered the range. She conquered his heart. Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross star as a cowhand and a widowed ranch owner who are drawn to each other when ruthless rustlers threaten his livelihood and her homestead.
Jesse Stone: No Remorse [9/8C] is the sixth entry in the CBS series of TV-movies based on the characters created by the late Robert B. Parker – and the first to not be based, in any way, on a Parker novel. It also continues to be an old-fashioned TV-movie franchise in the way if takes its time to get to where its going.
Tom Selleck is fortunate enough to have played two once-in-a-lifetime characters in Thomas Magnum and Jesse Stone – the latter over the course of five original TV movies for CBS. Now word comes, from The Hollywood Reporter, that Selleck is about to sign on the dotted line to star in an untitled drama pilot for the network.
The multi-generational untitled pilot would star Selleck as Michael, the handsome, confident chief of police for the NYPD – who lives with his father, Patrick [Len Cariou], a former NYPD police chief – who struggles to balance the political demands of his job with doing right by his fellow cops. Michael’s son, Brian [Donnie Wahlberg] is also a detective
In the popular, critically acclaimed Jesse Stone TV-movies, Selleck plays an alcoholic big city detective who takes on the job of police chief in the small New England town of Paradise.