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The Best Seasons of 'Blue Bloods'

Updated May 17, 2021 515 votes 331 voters 17.3k views11 items

For all you police procedural fans, we're ranking the best seasons of Blue Bloods, with the help of your votes. Debuting on CBS in 2010, Blue Bloods has been a surprisingly big hit for the network. All the seasons of Blue Bloods have been gripping, but which seasons really stand out? The Reagan family values loyalty and law enforcement in their lives and careers. Some of the most memorable episodes of Blue Bloods come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Blue Bloods seasons focus on investigations, while other good seasons reveal truths about the Reagans' personal lives. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Blue Bloods are, let's rank every Blue Bloods season from best to worst.

Blue Bloods is a police procedural about a New York City family who works in law enforcement. Blue Bloods premiered on CBS on September 24, 2010.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Blue Bloods, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Blue Bloods not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be hard to put one Blue Bloods season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Blue Bloods - Season 3

    The third season of Blue Bloods premiered on September 28, 2012, and contains 23 episodes. This season finds Danny working with a new partner.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Family Business," "Greener Grass," and "This Way Out."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Mayor Poole is shot.
    • Frank cleans up the Bitterman Projects.
    • Erin is named Deputy Trial Bureau Chief.
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    Blue Bloods - Season 10

    The tenth season of Blue Bloods premiered on September 27, 2019, and contains 19 episodes. This season finds Nicky embracing a new opportunity as Eddie and Jamie settle into domestic life.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Where the Truth Lies," "The Puzzle Palace," and "Family Secrets."

    Memorable moments from Season 10 include:

    • Nicky moves to San Francisco.
    • Frank suspends an officer for violent behavior.
    • The Reagan's welcome a new family member to dinner.
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    Blue Bloods - Season 11

    The eleventh season of Blue Bloods premiered on December 4, 2020, and contains 16 episodes. This season finds Frank considering resignation and trying to protect his rank and file from accusations of police brutality.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Happy Endings," "Spilling Secrets," and "Triumph Over Trauma."

    Memorable moments from Season 11 include:

    • Flores is investigated by IAB.
    • An incident inspires Baker to seriously consider returning to field work.
    • Frank and City Council Speaker Regina Thomas clash over recent protests against police brutality.
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    Blue Bloods - Season 4

    The fourth season of Blue Bloods premiered on September 27, 2013, and contains 23 episodes. This season finds the Reagan family dealing with drugs, kidnappings, and murder cases.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Unwritten Rules," "Lost and Found," and "Exiles."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Detective Steve Tomlin is killed under mysterious circumstances.
    • Danny has a complaint filed against him.
    • Inspector Peterson and Frank get close.
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