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BLUE BLOODS Fans Celebrate Return Of Beloved Character In Season 13

Photo from Blue Bloods on CBS Instagram

BLUE BLOODS Fans Celebrate Return Of Beloved Character In Season 13

By Movieguide® Contributor

Fans of the CBS show BLUE BLOODS were recently treated to a behind-the-scenes photo, hinting at the return of a familiar character!

Joe Hill (played by Will Hochman) is the grandson of family patriarch Frank Reagan (played by Tom Selleck). His father, Joe Reagan, was killed in the line of duty. 

BLUE BLOODS’ official Instagram account shared a behind-the-scenes picture that confirmed Joe’s return to the show in the 13th season. 

Fans quickly flooded the post’s comment section with enthusiasm about Joe coming back to the Movieguide® Award-nominated show.

“Why is joe not a permanent character, we love him!!!!” one person wrote. 

“So happy to see Joe. What a great addition. More of his character please,” another commented. 

CBS gave fans some clues about why Joe returned in a description of the episode, titled “Nothing Sacred”:

Reagan family tensions run high when Frank and his grandson, Joe Hill (Will Hochman), contend with a grievous insult to the memory of Joe’s father, Joe Reagan. Also, Erin and Henry work together to bust an over-the-phone scammer targeting the elderly; Danny intervenes in an undercover assignment led by his spiraling former partner; and Eddie’s captain takes suspicious interest in her efforts to locate a stolen puppy.

The episode aired on January 6 and, while there is no news about a permanent return for Joe, fans have their fingers crossed for more episodes with Frank’s grandson!

Movieguide® previously reported on BLUE BLOODS’ season 13 renewal:

CBS renewed BLUE BLOODS for its 13th season after the series star and executive producer Tom Selleck signed on to return.

BLUE BLOODS, which has held the 10 p.m. Friday spot since its debut in 2010, averaged 9.81M viewers and is the No. 4 series on broadcast television.

The police drama follows the Reagans, a family of New York City cops.

Selleck plays the lead role as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg plays Detective Danny Reagan, Bridget Moynahan plays ADA Erin Reagan, Will Estes plays former patrol officer and now Sgt. Jamie Reagan, and Len Cariou plays former Police Commissioner and Frank’s father, Henry Reagan.

“America’s favorite first family of law enforcement is back for season 13,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, told Deadline. “The Reagans possess an incredible bond with audiences literally everywhere and on every platform. And in its 12th season, with over 250 episodes, Blue Bloods not only continues to dominate in the ratings but excels at an exceptionally high creative level.”