NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Actor Tom Selleck attends the PaleyFest NY 2017 "Blue Bloods" at The Paley Center for Media on October 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
TV - Movies
Why Blue Bloods
Is Always
Snubbed By
The Emmys

“Blue Bloods,” like many police procedural shows, may be too formulaic to get a lot of attention from Emmy voters. These voters often want characters who struggle with extreme internal obstacles, and when you have a different case every week, it's hard to get many long-term plotlines throughout the season.

Too Formulaic

After a decade, Emmy voters have to know about “Blue Bloods,” and if they weren't going to nominate it in its earlier seasons, then they probably aren't going to now. Emmy voters want something fresh and innovative, and “Blue Bloods” just hasn't done anything outside-of-the-box enough to grab their attention.

Around Too Long

Friday nights are a tough time for any show to grab new viewers, and “Blue Bloods” has pretty much stayed in its Friday timeslot since it first aired. One reason “Blue Bloods” has been passed over may be because the show hasn't had a chance to bring in the fresh audience that gets awards buzz going.

Rough Timeslot