Tom Selleck's New Careers After Blue Bloods Are Cancelled

LET'S GET SERIOUS. TOM SELLECK WOULD BE THE PEFECT REPLACEMENT FOR JOHN BOEHNER, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. HIS GOOD LOOKS, CHARISMA, WOULD HELP HIM PASS NEEDED LEGISLATION TO HELP AMERICA.
LET'S GET SERIOUS. TOM SELLECK WOULD BE THE PEFECT REPLACEMENT FOR JOHN BOEHNER, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. HIS GOOD LOOKS, CHARISMA, WOULD HELP HIM PASS NEEDED LEGISLATION TO HELP AMERICA.
TOM SELLECK with moustache. And looking very tired.
TOM SELLECK with moustache. And looking very tired.
TOM SELLECK with goatee. And looking very stately.
TOM SELLECK with goatee. And looking very stately.
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN the 'darling of CBS,' could be the New Magnum, P.I. on CBS of course, and Tom Selleck could play his brother, Tommy. See? Even the goatee's match.
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN the 'darling of CBS,' could be the New Magnum, P.I. on CBS of course, and Tom Selleck could play his brother, Tommy. See? Even the goatee's match.
TOM SELLECK could be our next Batman, the movie version. Everyone else has been Batman, Clooney, Kilmer, Keaton, so why not Selleck?
TOM SELLECK could be our next Batman, the movie version. Everyone else has been Batman, Clooney, Kilmer, Keaton, so why not Selleck?
TOM SELLECK could go into body-building, but this is how he might look in later years--a bit older, but still in good shape.
TOM SELLECK could go into body-building, but this is how he might look in later years--a bit older, but still in good shape.
TOM SELLECK could easily be the best used car salesman in the United States. What man or woman would dare say NO to Tom's witty sales pitches?
TOM SELLECK could easily be the best used car salesman in the United States. What man or woman would dare say NO to Tom's witty sales pitches?
TOM SELLECK could easily host any game show in Hollywood with no problem. Just look at who is on now. Alex Trebek, Jeopardy. Selleck could take Alex' hosting job without an audition.
TOM SELLECK could easily host any game show in Hollywood with no problem. Just look at who is on now. Alex Trebek, Jeopardy. Selleck could take Alex' hosting job without an audition.
TOM SELLECK could be a lifeguard on any beach in the world. Selleck has always kept in shape, so this job would be a no-brainer. And he can swim.
TOM SELLECK could be a lifeguard on any beach in the world. Selleck has always kept in shape, so this job would be a no-brainer. And he can swim.
TOM SELLECK could go to work right after Blue Bloods is cancelled as a lion tamer. Selleck's intimidating height would scare any lion into submission.
TOM SELLECK could go to work right after Blue Bloods is cancelled as a lion tamer. Selleck's intimidating height would scare any lion into submission.
TOM SELLECK could be a cowboy singer just as good as Roy Rogers. Selleck has the looks, the voice and the fame to pull this off.
TOM SELLECK could be a cowboy singer just as good as Roy Rogers. Selleck has the looks, the voice and the fame to pull this off.
TOM SELLECK would make a great scarecrow, but one problem. Most females would flock to the pumpkin patch to talk to him.
TOM SELLECK would make a great scarecrow, but one problem. Most females would flock to the pumpkin patch to talk to him.
TOM SELLECK  could easily be the New Danny Zuko (Leader of the T-Birds) in the hit movie, Grease: The remake.
TOM SELLECK could easily be the New Danny Zuko (Leader of the T-Birds) in the hit movie, Grease: The remake.
TOM SELLECK could star in the John Wayne Story when it is finally made. Who better than Selleck to star as The Duke with his statuesque body, smile, and gruff exterior? Selleck could do it.
TOM SELLECK could star in the John Wayne Story when it is finally made. Who better than Selleck to star as The Duke with his statuesque body, smile, and gruff exterior? Selleck could do it.

How it all started . . .

One day, a few weeks ago, I was sitting at my dining room table enjoying a box of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a cup of fresh Community coffee, and suddenly Tom Selleck, superstar actor popped into my mind. I didn't think that much of it at the time. And continued to eat my Kentucky Fried Chicken like any normal man would do. Then, as I took out a chicken leg, he was there again. Tom Selleck. Smiling the devilish smile and not saying a word. One time, coincidence. Two times, I didn't know. Now I was getting more annoyed than concerned. I do not like to be interrupted as I eat my Kentucky Fried Chicken.

I finished my meal. Cleared the table and headed for my trusty old couch in my living room for my daily nap. Ahhh, I felt good. Ready to sleep an hour or two in peaceful bliss. No, not today. Fate didn't have me napping like a baby today. I tossed to the right. There he was. Tom Selleck. I tossed to the left. Tom Selleck. I got up, very cranky, from not getting my nap, and went outside. There he was. Tom Selleck. Standing in the bushes near my front yard. Boy, did he look foolish crept down behind those bushes. He looked like a "peeping tom." No pun, intended.

Now I appreciate Tom Selleck, the illustrious star of television and films as much as any man, but I would like the respect of being called when Selleck of any famous man or woman is going to pay me a visit. That is just plain good manners, if you ask me. Even Tom Selleck should know better than to scare a man of my age, 57. I do not have the cat-like reflexes as I did when I was 20. And that, my friends, is hard to deal with.

Let's talk briefly about Tom Selleck's career . . .

Currently, Tom Selleck is the star of CBS' Friday night hit, Blue Bloods. Selleck plays Frank Reagan, police commissioner of New York City. His two sons, Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny, Will Estes, plays Jamie, his daugher, Bridget Moynahan, plays Erin Reagan-Boyle, the assistant district attorney while Lou Cariou, plays Frank's dad, Henry. Blue Bloods is a fine mixture of drama, action, and suspense--all well-meshed to make a great show about how the modern-day policeman (or woman) deals with life on a daily basis.

Selleck, I suppose, is best-known for his television signature role as Thomas Magnum, or Magnum, P.I., also on CBS. Selleck played a single man, with Naval experience who wanted to be a private detective in Hawaii. Magnum stays at the estate of famous 'writer' Robin Masters and the estate is managed by veteran actor, John Hillerman, who plays Higgins who always gives Magnum a hard time about his lifestyle of keeping late hours, partying with beautiful girls and boozing with his buddies, Roger E. Mosley, who played T.C., his Vietnam buddy who now owns a helicopter-for-rent for tourists and Orville Wright, or Rick, played by another Vietnam buddy, Larry Minetti. With Magnum whizzing around the island territories in Robin Master's red Ferrari, and dealing with beautiful girl clients each week, throw in the schemes (to help Magum) by T.C. and Rick, you have yourself a dynamite show. And CBS knew full-well what having a huge show like Magnum, P.I. meant. Money. And lots of it.

But one sad day, Magnum, P.I. was cancelled . . .

and one sad day, when the ratings begin to slump, so will Blue Bloods be put on the chopping block. This is sad, but a fact of the television industry. It doesn't take a Harvard graduate to figure out the equation of viewer-supported hit show equals big advertising revenues. But when the viewer-support (drops) on the hit show, so do the big advertising revenues, and with "fixes" to the ailing show like plot and character changes, characters being 'killed off' the show to boost ratings, then the inevitable happens. Cancellation. Nothing personal. Just television business. And I hate to be the one to bring bad news, but one day in the future, Blue Bloods will be history. Sorry, folks. But you know as well as I do if you are a fan of television, that this fact of cancelling a show is the 'nature of the beast.' Hey, I shed tears when Barney Miller, (ABC), was cancelled. And I also felt depressed when M*A*S*H left the air, but wasn't cancelled. Actors burn out. Screenwriters get burned out. Change is always just one script away.

But what will Tom Selleck do when his Blue Blood days are over . . .?

I'm so glad I asked that question, for I have several answers for our friend, Tom Selleck, who even looks good hunkered down behind bushes. Told you he was that versatile. Tom is lucky, more like blessed, to have someone like me who has thought ahead into his future to secure a good job for him as his days of fame are slowly fading into entertainment history.

Alex O'Loughlin

the 'darling and workhorse of CBS,' could star in the New Magnum, P.I. set in the same picturesque Hawaiian islands and have Tom Selleck co-star as his long-long brother, Tommy, who was a prisoner-of-war who the Navy Seals rescued and now lives with O'Loughlin, the new, more-modern, stylish, smooth-talking, New Magnum, P.I. For some reason, the plot has it that each week, O'Loughlin faces a task that he isn't experienced to tackle, so Selleck/Tommy comes up with this brainstorm from somewhere out of the blue and the New Magnum, O'Loughlin, is the hero again while Tommy/Selleck remains in the shadows.

Batman

do not tell me that Tom Selleck couldn't be Batman. I will not buy that. Everyone else on the block has played the caped crusader--Val Kilmer, George Klooney, Michael Keaton, so why not Selleck? All that is required is an upgraded Batmobile, Robin, Alfred and plot, and you have yourself a mega-billion-dollar movie. Does this make sense? It makes good 'cents' to me. Selleck has the body. The looks. The suave manners. Smooth talk. Witty remarks. So why doesn't Hollywood have Selleck star as Batman? I need to get on that right away.

Body Builder

would be an ideal job for Tom Selleck after Blue Bloods is nothing more than a clipping in someone'scrapbook. Selleck is still in good shape. Good shape enough to be in body building competition. And talk about sponsors! Companies like Hawaiian Tropic, V-8, Johnson's baby oil, to name a few, would be clamouring to be Selleck's sponsors. I can guarantee you this: every body building event Selleck entered would be an instant sell-out with tickets mostly bought by ladies, both single, married, and those not wanting to stay married.

Used Car Salesman

this is a gimme. No description required. Selleck could show up on the used car lot where he works, dressed in everyday clothes, and sell the entire lot of cars before noon. Then he could go home, nap, count his money and go back the next day and do it all over again. Selleck's patented, copyrighted sales pitch: "Buy this car," is all he would ever say. The customer, a lady, would have pen-in-hand ready to sign the papers. Selleck's fame would work for him for years.

Game Show Host

what game show's ratings wouldn't go through the roof with Tom Selleck as host? There is not a game show that Selleck couldn't host and with little or no rehearsing. Just Tom being Tom would be more than sufficient to have a game show like, "Bowling For Puppies," number one in America overnight. Now, on this show, Selleck would be expected to dress the part--tuxedo, black patent leather shoes, bow tie, ruffled shirt, the works. And that cute Selleck smile and eyebrows going up and down, the audience would eat it up. Hey, talk about a great mix. Family Feud that once had Richard Dawson the kissing-host, would be the ideal show for Tom Selleck. When he walked to ask the families their questions, all the females would pass out. What a "ratings monster."

Lifeguard

on any beach. Tom Selleck is a natural for being a lifeguard. Hey, a remake of Bay Watch is just what the doctor ordered. He can do his lifeguard work in his off-time. But what David Hasselhoff lacked in being a star, Tom Selleck could just show up in swimming trunks and the show would be headed for number one immediately. Oh, the co-stars, the girls, Selleck would be in charge of who is a Bay Watch Babe an who is not. What a drudgery.

Lion Tamer

can you just see Tom Selleck in his jungle wardrobe with whip and chair going head-to-head, even wrestling two male lions in a cage in the Barnum-Bailey Circus? This would be a blockbuster of a job for Selleck. He wouldn't have to get rough with the lions either. Just one angry look from his eyes and the lions would turn into kittens. Of course, Selleck would have a pretty girl assistant. I would say, Lindsey Lohan, to aid her rehabbing from drugs.

Cowboy Crooner

and I am serious. I think I have heard Tom Selleck sing before. Somewhere on some sitcom, I am not sure, but as talented as Tom Selleck is, singing lessons would be a formality. Tom would star in a weekly-series called, "Western Lawmen," and Selleck, who could "act' like he is strumming his guitar, could sing to the girl of his heart each week. Yes, Selleck, with ten-gallon hat, bandanna, and guitar over his shoulder, would win the heart of all the girls on his new western show. It worked for Roy Rogers. Why not Tom Selleck?

Scarecrow

this one I threw in to give Tom Selleck a place for some "me time." What better way to relax from the rigours of show business, even in his latter years, than being a scarecrow guarding some farmer's pumpkin patch. Selleck could sleep, relax, and not even move all day long, but if one day, a lady customer who wants to buy her little "Tommy" a pumpkin for his birthday, happens to see that the great-looking scarecrow is Tom Selleck, the show is over. Soon, the pumpkin patch will be overrun with attention-starved women wanting to pose with Selleck the scarecrow.

Danny Zuko, Leader of The T-Birds in Grease

is just what Tom Selleck's agent ordered. Tom has 'that' masculine appeal that cannot be dampered with a black wig and a little make-up. No sir. He is Danny Zuko, in the remake of Grease, now called New Grease, with co-star, Taylor Swift, as Sandy, who is playing Olivia Newton John's old role. This is a workable movie. Selleck and his T-Birds, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Rob Morrow, and John Goodman as "Tiny," this movie would rake in money by the wheelbarrow full.

The Duke, John Wayne

This folks, I am serious about. Tom Selleck starring as John Wayne in the autobiographical accounts of The Duke in his rise to stardom and ultimately, the "king of Hollywood." Tom Selleck, to me, could pull this role off with little work. Selleck has starred in some western shows before, Quigley Down Under, and The Shadow Riders, so this role of The Duke shouldn't be that hard. I would be the first to buy a ticket if some sensible-thinking producers in Hollywood would just set this up. I am completely-serious. Tom Selleck could easily win an Oscar for his portrayal of The Duke. Are you with me?

Now. I feel much better at knowing that after Blue Bloods is over, Tom Selleck, I call him Tom, will have several jobs to choose from to bolster his career and keep his fame alive.

Now that Tom Selleck's career is safe, who's next?

My office is open.

THIS IS PROOF THAT I WAS EATING KENTUCKY FRIED  CHICKEN WHEN TOM SELLECK FIRST POPPED INTO MY MIND.
THIS IS PROOF THAT I WAS EATING KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN WHEN TOM SELLECK FIRST POPPED INTO MY MIND.

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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

You are soooooo funny. I love your writing style! great hub!


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, shea, THANK YOU, DEAR FRIEND. I am trying so hard to make all of MY FOLLOWERS smile some today, if it's within my power. That's what I am doing this for--is for someone else to benefit. And shea, I appreciate, very much, your compliment. It will not be forgotten. Sincerely, your friend, Kenneth


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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

I'm going to put a link to this on my facebook page. Please keep writing!


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

I had some good KFC yesterday, with the works, but I limit myself to no more than twice a year. Great entertaining hub. Roy Rogers though, don't know he could equal him.

Voted up!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Very funny Kenneth.

You made me laugh and hungry at the same time. lol

I would like to see Tom on "Dancing with the Stars."

Voted up and awesome.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ shea: You got it. I will keep trying to "knock it outta the park," like YOU and the rest of the Hub Village. That is so kind of you to link to Facebook. Thanks so much, shea. I shall always remember that. Sincerely, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ Jackie, KFC is my favorite. Besides Ruby Tuesday's; Ryan's; Deny's; Waffle House and the list is endless. THANK YOU KINDLY FOR THE COMMENT ABOUT ROY. I agree. No one comes close to the "King of The Cowboys," thanks for pointing that out to me. Peace and Happiness to you, Jackie, (kenneth)


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ DEAREST SUESWAN, I THANK YOU and IM SORRY at the same time. KFC is great. Hope you had dinner when you wrote this sweet comment. And leave it to YOU to come up with a GREAT idea: Tom on Dancing With The Stars...wish I had thought of that sooner. Thank YOU for this and all of your warm comments. TAKE CARE, SINCERELY, KENNETH


jenubouka 5 years ago

Tom Selleck is my hero, a true blooded actor. Don't forget his Jesse Stone character, he always can fall back on the drunken mystery solver.


AurelioLeo 5 years ago

Tom Selleck kicks a$$. End of Discussion......


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, my Hub Friend, jenubouka! YES, YOU ARE CORRECT. I WAS NEGLIGENT in NOT including Jesse Stone, whom I love more than Blue Bloods. Thank YOU for correcting me. And I cannot remember their name, maybe it was YOU, said that Sellect would make a great Paladin, Have Gun Will Travel--one way ahead of your time, and I agreed with that 100% with his quiet ways. I may have to look that one up. Have a great day, jenubouka. And keep in touch.

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, AurelioLeo, You are right too. I AGREE with your statement. Selleck CAN play any role/character that is thrown his way. I would love to see him in an upgraded private-eye setting, maybe New York/Los Angeles...but not the Magnum format...throw in some of Jesse Stone's Scotch, a raincoat, a used Mercedes an on-again off-again girlfriend, and you got yourself a New Peter Gunn....a classic from the past. Thanks for your comment. You made me think of another Selleck role. Kenneth


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KT Banks 5 years ago from Texas

Well HELLOO Kenneth! Where have You been all my life? You are SO Awesome! Happy to become your fan.

I know Bluebloods has to come to an end some day, but you scared me to death when I first read the title to this hub. I thought you meant it was already cancelled. I love that show.

I also love him on Friends, as Monica's (Courtney Cox) older boyfriend. I thought they were a perfect match.

This is the first hub I've read by you, so I'm off and running now to start reading the rest. Thank you for your attitude and sense of humor.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, KT! Im here among the story ideas, literary staples and such things. I SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR WARM COMMENTS. I really do. I would NOT just tell you something for nothing. I do not go that route. You, my New Friend, are VERY TALENTED. And can write anything you like. You are that good. And I Like Bloods too, but sometimes, the plot drags a bit, but wonderful cast. I like Selleck as Jesse Stone, the divorced, Scotch drinking sheriff. You and I have similar tastes. I like that. Please keep in touch and write anytime. I will respond ASAP. Sincerely~!~~~~~~~~~~~Kenneth


fay 2 years ago

Please don't cancel blue bloods, its the best show on Friday next to Hawaii 5-0


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, fay,

10-4.

Your wish is my command and I will not touch BB.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

When I had a TV I used to watch Blue Bloods. Love Tom even if he is a Republican. Of course he's changed a lot since his cigar commercial days. Can't imagine he would be a worse Speaker than the orange one in that office now, so why not give him a chance?


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Au fait,

I agree with you. Let's give him a chance.

Thank you sincerely for your nice comment.


Steve Brown 22 months ago

When Blue Bloods is cancelled , I hope to see a ninth Jesse Stone movie


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kenneth avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Steve,

Thank you for your poignant comment and my friend, I agree with you. Love those Stone films. Honest and very realistic. Come back to visit me anytime.


Ann 20 months ago

I love watching blue blood I fell like they are part of my family that is the best show i think Tom has done I'm a 70year old don't get out much I looked for to watching blue blood I wish Tom luck


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Ann,

I admit that I like Selleck also, but his movie series, "Jesse Stone," to me is more of a realistic production. But thank you, Ann for commenting. I hope to hear more from you.


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nicomp 18 months ago from Ohio, USA

This article is still current! Boehner still needs replacing and a potted plant could suffice.


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MizBejabbers 18 months ago

Nah, Kenneth, I don't think so. Tom Selleck is about my age, and there comes a time when it's time to throw in the towel and admit you're getting old. I think Blue Bloods does a good job of allowing him to do that gracefully. I do love Tom Selleck, though. I love anything he has done except Jesse Stone. I find the brooding Jesse Stone boring and want to tell him to get off his duff and live a little. It just isn't a great role for a great actor. Neither is used car salesman!

I agree with Nicomp that a potted plant could replace Boehner.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ Nicomp,

or a tree stump.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

MixbeJabbers,

You are oh so right in your sweet comment. But I have learned to like Jesse Stone for it IS a dose of reality in cops shows that I desperately-needed.

I forgot to mention the woman, "Francis Reagan's" daughter. Does she just have to have 'that" forlorn, deep-dramatic look on her face in every shot?

At dinner . . .

Frank: Care for some expensive roast beef and a bigger wine glass?

Woman: Ohhhh well, uhhhh, gasp, I suppose . . . I will be the sacrificial lamb in court when I let that jaywalker get bail. Ohhhhhhh.

Come back and visit anytime.


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MizBejabbers 18 months ago

Really funny comment about Erin Reagan, and right on cue. If I didn't despise prosecutors so much, I'd feel sorry for her.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

MizBejabbers,

I love you for this comment. I just cannot help it. She does this on each show. I just happen to be watching Blue Bloods tonight, June 5, 9:40 p.m., cdst, and she is talking with Frank about Nicky's college and yes, looking on so dramatic.

Enough!

Thanks again for the sweet comment and visit with me anytime.


Turtle 17 months ago

If they cancel Blue Bloods also they are taking all the best shows off the TV and leaving garbage that people are stuck watching. They might as well just make a show out of the commercials since they show so many of them during the shows. KEEP BLUE BLOODS ON !!!


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, Turtle,

Thank you for your interesting opinion. I agree with you up to a point, but I wonder what Selleck and actors like him, will do in the real world once his career with Blue Bloods or whatever project he was in, is over. I guess I shouldn't think on such thinks.

Thanks for stopping by and listen, I would love to have you as a follower if you are not one already.

Kenneth

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