Though Tom Selleck has not been able to commit as much time to his career, he was still able to star in the CBS hit show “Blue Bloods.” He played the role of Frank Reagan, a Police Commissioner, and received widespread acclaim for his performance.
His role was so well-received that even real NYPD officers would salute Selleck!
Real Tigers In Magnum P.I.
When the Detroit Lions won the World Series in 1984, the "Magnum P.I." producers had the brilliant plan of setting one of their episodes in Detroit. However, they instead chose to feature cameos of Tigers players Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell in the episode “A Sense of Debt.”
The players were seen hanging out in a bar in Detroit in a particular scene.
"Magnum P.I." truly enjoyed its spot at the top, getting dubbed as the number one detective television series of all time by The Sleuth TV Network and even becoming a constant fixture in the top twenty U.S. television programs.
Though the show was a huge hit in both ratings and end-of-year rankings, its popularity eventually waned by its sixth season.
If you’ve ever come across the show’s episode “Going Home.,” Tom Selleck’s father Robert Selleck was actually briefly featured! As soon as the opening credits stopped rolling, Robert Selleck is seen playing Magnum’s grandfather during a home movie scene.
It is also in this episode that Magnum attends his grandfather’s funeral held at his hometown in Virginia.
As if his awards weren’t enough, Tom Selleck received a staggering bonus of $350,000 during his last episode in the eighth and final season of "Magnum P.I.."
Universal Studios thought the actor deserved such a bonus for his commitment to being the face of the show. Selleck, being the honorable man he is, decided to spend the bonus entirely on gifts and cash gifts for his co-workers.