Blue Bloods season 11 episode 4 is eagerly anticipated but when is it back? Let’s get the winter break explained and consider the show’s return.
Despite obstacles brought about by the pandemic, Blue Bloods was able to return to screens with season 11 in 2020.
Created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, the American police procedural first premiered on screens back in 2010 and has since been regarded as a beloved CBS staple.
Fans were thrilled to welcome it back on December 4th. However, you may notice that the weekly schedule is disrupted after episode 3.
So, when can viewers expect Blue Bloods season 11 episode 4?
Blue Bloods season 11 episode 4: When is it back?
- As of yet, a specific air date for Blue Bloods season 11 episode 4 is uncertain. However, here’s when you may expect it…
It’s likely that Blue Bloods will return to screens in January 2021.
This isn’t the first season of Blue Bloods to be disrupted by a winter break in the schedule.
Season 10 episode 10 aired on December 6th and the season resumed with the eleventh episode on January 3rd.
Similarly, season 9 took a break on episode 10 too; it aired on December 7th and episode 11 was broadcast on January 4th. Indeed, previous seasons followed the same pattern.
Winter breaks are essentially a great way to allow fans to spend time with their families at Christmas without having to worry about missing their favourite shows. It also means that networks can offer viewers plenty of seasonal viewing.
Kevin Wade talks Blue Bloods season 11
So far, the latest season of Blue Bloods has impressed fans and executive producer Kevin Wade spoke out about new episodes in a December interview with Deadline.
Asked about how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced and shaped the season, he responded:
“We spent a lot of the downtime in terms of the writers talking amongst ourselves how we were going to deal with this because we had two things on our plates. One obviously was COVID-19 pandemic and if you asked me back in May or June when we started talking, would we actually be shooting in that come December? Nobody thought that obviously… after a lot of talk, we made a decision not to play our actors in masks. We thought we can acknowledge the pandemic, which we do with a story in our first episode…”
However, he also addressed the creative team’s consideration of audience demands and expectations: “…we thought we need to acknowledge that, address it, but it was really considering do people tune into this show to see a reflection of the daily news? Or do they tune in to be entertained and possibly look for a reflection but not a documentary?
“So, long way of saying a lot of our time wasn’t really spent on stories until we decided down which routes those stories were going to travel because that took us really through the summer.”
The season has already addressed the events which shook America earlier in the year and it’s likely that audiences can expect more moving forward.
Although, as Kevin suggests, it will continue to be wrapped up in an entertaining package familiar to long-term fans.
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