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Nearly each episode features a family dinner. This was at Tom Selleck's request to keep a sense of family. He also states that this scene is usually one of the longest ones to shoot. The family dinner happens always each Sunday, so-so at 17:00/17:30.
Although they play father and son, Len Cariou is only five years and four months older than Tom Selleck.
The actors who play Jack and Sean (Danny's kids) are brothers in real life, being Jack the older and Sean the younger.
The home used to portray Frank Reagan's home is located at 8070 Harbor View Terrance, Brooklyn, New York.
In the standard 10-code, 10-13 is asking for weather and road conditions, but NYPD uses a different 10-code where 10-13 means "Assist Police Officer".
Frank Reagan often states, "I'm the Police Commissioner. I know everything". In the Jesse Stone films, in which Tom Selleck also stars, Jesse Stone frequently states, "I'm the Police Chief. I know everything".
Filming nearly relocated from New York City to Toronto, because city and state tax credit programs had expired (New York State offers a program, which provides qualifying film and television productions a 30% credit for qualified production expenditures plus an additional 5% if the production is made in New York City).
Commissioner Reagan makes a speech about "The big things in life being easy, it's the small stuff that's hard.." Tom Selleck uses exactly the same dialogue as General Eisenhower in Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004).
Barney Miller (1974) was also the 12th precinct.
In Blue Bloods: Justice Served (2013) you can see that Jamie carries a picture of his late brother Joe tucked inside his Police Hat. This also appears to be the same picture of Joe that's shown in the beginning of the show's Pilot episode on Frank's bureau while Frank is getting ready to attend Jamie's graduation from the Police Academy. The actor shown in the photo is uncredited, at the point that he's too unidentified.
Shares cast members with the FX drama Rescue Me (2004). Andrea Roth, Robert John Burke, Bruce Altman, and Jennifer Esposito all appear in both dramas. Blue Bloods and Rescue Me both take place in New York City, Blue Bloods involving the NYPD, and Rescue Me the FDNY. They come from a pool of "New York Actors". If you have ever watched any Law & Order (1990) episodes You can see all those same actors only about 20 years younger. Even some of the Judges on the benches are the same as the Law & Order (1990) judges. And a couple of L&O Attorneys are judges.
Often times that Henry talks with Frank, he refers/calls him by his birth name, Francis. He is the only one in whole cast to do it.
In the Frank Reagan's office, in the wall at the right of the door as anyone enter it, can be seen a photo of the Twin Towers in silhouette with red sky and the sun between them, just in the sunrise, depicting a phenomenon called Manhattanhenge. According to it, Manhattanhenge happens when sunlight matches exactly in straight line with a street, avenue or between buildings.
Commissioner Reagan shares a first and middle name with Hill Street Blues (1981) Captain Francis (Frank) Xavier Furillo.
In the Frank Reagan's office, in the wall at the left of the door as anyone enter it, can be seen an old photo in black and white of a man. This man is Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States during two terms (1901-1909), who in 1901 and as Governor of New York just before to be elected President, made some reforms in the NYPD to cancel the old Police Commision founded in 1845 in order to create the charge of Police Commisioner. Accurately the work that performs Frank Reagan.
Bruce Altman is credited under the character name "Mayor Frank Russo" throughout season 1, but the name is never actually mentioned in dialogue or shown in print. When he makes a return appearance in Season 3, his character is introduced as "Former Mayor Robert Levitt".
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Amy Carlson's character, Linda Reagan, is a nurse. In Third Watch (1999) Amy Carlson's character, Alex Taylor, is a paramedic.
Not counting the Jesse Stone TV films, this is the third mystery/crime series for Tom Selleck after Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Murder, She Wrote (1984) (he repeated his role as Magnum in a crossover episode).
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In season 1 Frank Reagan is seen carrying a snub nose 38 special with a 2" barrel given to him by his former commissioner father, who got it from his father (upon close examination of high resolution photos stills, the revolver is a modified Colt 38 special given the "Fitz treatment". Such treatment having originated with a Henry Fitzgerald who worked at Colt. The barrel was shortened from 4" to 2", the trigger guard opened, and the hammer cut down).
In Blue Bloods: Shoot the Messenger (2014), during the family lunch is commented the Theory of Broken Windows. It's was introduced by first time on an article written by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson, published on March 1, 1982 on the newspapers The Atlantic Monthly, eventually turning in a criminology book written by George L. Kelling and Catherine Coles, published in 1996. This theory explains as a minor misdemeanors can derive in serious crimes making an analogy with a windows of any house that was broken and no one was arrested by it. If there are no detentions by this fact, eventually the others windows too should be broken, giving chance for more important crimes as throwing trash in it, breaking the furniture or burn the own house.
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During season 2, episode 5 the ending theme music of the western Tom Selecks character (Frank Reagan) and his grandkids were watching ,was the same ending theme music to "Quigley Down Under" 1999,staring Tom Seleck .
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On the opening credits, the cast to appear are (in order of apparition): Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou and finally Tom Selleck.
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All the Reagan names have four or five letters: Henry, Frank, Danny, Jamie, Nicky, Linda, Peter (Frank's deceased older brother) and Betty (Henry's deceased wife) with five, and Erin, Jack, Sean and Mary (Frank's deceased wife) with four. The only one exception known is Joe (Danny, Erin and Jamie's deceased brother) with three.
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In several episodes, Jamie can be seen watching CFL (Canadian) football. In "Personal Business" (2016), footage of the Montreal Alouettes playing the Toronto Argonauts can be seen in the background while Jamie talks to Eddie Janko.
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Danny's address is 1712 Amboy.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In Blue Bloods: Men in Black (2013) is revealed that Frank Reagan had an older brother called Peter Christopher Reagan, who died at 18-months of leukemia. This loss caused Betty (Frank's mother)made the decision to not have more children. It implies that both Henry and Frank have lost a son in the family, after Joe Reagan (Frank's son) died in the line of duty.
Each member of the Reagan family represent a virtue according with their age, and their daily life turn around it:

-Henry (Wisdom): As Police Commissioner retired he uses his so long experience as adviser for his family, contrasting his times when he was young with the actual times.

-Frank (Temperance): As Police Commissioner he struggles with protocol rules and internal procedure, mediating with problematic cops, as well as political affairs with other authorities like NYC's Mayor.

-Danny (Justice): As NYPD's Detective he investigates high-rate crimes (murder, mafia, gangs, sexual abuse, drugs, white collar theft), sometimes related with important criminals.

-Jamie (Honesty): As NYPD's Police Officer he investigates low-rate crimes at street level (vandalism, domestic discussions, aggression, assault, fight, blue collar theft), as well as he tries that other cops don't violate the law.

-Erin (Integrity): As Assistant District Attorney she investigates possible fraud or corruption in police/judicial cases, in addition to get condemn to the guilty by the crimes committed.

-Linda (Compassion): In the work she performs as nurse she helps to heal patients from their diseases, in addition to trying to bring balance in any possible familiar discussion.

-Nicky (Idealism): As teenager and student of high school she is a rebel that protests against the injustices of the world, criticizing them to her family.

-Jack & Sean (Innocence): As children they are, they questions the adult world, the rules that exist in it and their working, frequently in the family dinner.
In Blue Bloods: Flags of Our Fathers (2015) Henry Reagan claims to have met Frank Serpico. Serpico was an cop in the late 60s and early 70s and one of the first ones to report about the high level of corruption in the New York Police Department at those time. Eventually he was played by Al Pacino in Serpico (1973).
Frank Reagan has four children, three boys and a girl: Danny, Jamie, Joe (who died in the line of duty months before of the premiere) and Erin. Interestingly, the only non-cop in the family is also the only daughter. Erin works as the Assistant District Attorney.
This the second series for Tom Selleck and Len Cariou after Murder, She Wrote (1984). Selleck appeared in one episode as detective Thomas Magnum, repeating his role from Magnum, P.I. (1980), meanwhile Cariou was a recurrent character, CIA Agent Michael Hagerty. Therefore, they didn't share a scene.
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In Blue Bloods: This Way Out (2013), Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) is shot by a developmentally disabled teenager, injuring his backbone and left him in a wheelchair, turning Poole in the only one New York City's mayor to be paraplegic. It's a nod for Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd President of the United States during four terms (1933-1945) and the only one to being in a wheelchair (due to the polio, a very common disease at those times).
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The middle name of Joe, Frank's eldest son who was killed in the line of duty, is Conor.
In Blue Bloods: Flags of Our Fathers (2015) Henry Reagan talks about a TV movie called The Boys in Blue, which apparently is based on his life, starred by Robert Conrad. Therefore, Boys in Blue (1984) exists, although isn't starred by Robert Conrad, but Dean Paul Martin, Dean Martin' son. Since then in the 80's Henry Reagan was Police Commisioner (highest rank in the series), Conrad's role in the TV movie should be played by Murray Hamilton as Captain Sid Bender (highest rank in the movie).
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Despite their last name, the Reagan clan are not a relation of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), the famous actor from the 40s to the 60s who eventually turned in the 40th President of the United States during two terms (1981-1989).
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While Will Estes (Jamie Reagan) acts as an NYPD uniformed Police officer on Blue Bloods (2010) he also appears as a Gotham City uniformed Police officer Simon Jansen in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Some of Gotham City's exterior shots were filmed in New York due to Gotham City was compared to NYC.
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