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"Blue Bloods" Brings Tom Selleck Back To Series TV

"Blue Bloods" stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes and Bridget Moynahan. (CBS) CBS

Tom Selleck returned to primetime TV Friday night with "Blue Bloods," a new series about several generations of police officers.

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Selleck plays New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan who serving in a job he inherited from his father (Len Cariou) Toiling with him in the street of New York are two sons (Will Estes and Donnie Wahlberg) on the force and a daughter (Bridget Moynahan) in the district attorney's office .

The show is blend of cop drama and family drama and elements of both turned up in the first episode about a girl's kidnapping in the mostly Hispanic Washington Heights section of the city.

The show has gotten mainly favorable reviews and benfitted from a lead-in from "CSI: NY," a workhorse show at CBS, which itself has undergone some cast changesover the summer.

Selleck is familiar on the small screen for his years playing Hawaii-based private investigator Thomas Magnum on the 1980s television show "Magnum, P.I." He is also familiar to CBS viewers as a cop, having appeared as Jesse Stone in a number of made-for-TV movies about a small-town police chief

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