Last week, CBS aired the sixth installment of the Robert B. Parker-created character series, Jesse Stone, once again starring Tom Selleck. In “Jesse Stone: No Remorse”, Selleck returns as a crimefighter who takes on a case in Boston after losing his job as a small-town Massachusetts police chief. Hot on the trail of a serial murderer, the made-for-TV movie costars Kathy Baker and William Devane. The film is dedicated to Parker; the novelist died of a heart-attack in late January, but not before he was able to see a finished version of the movie, to which he gave his blessing.
Previous releases in the series from Sony Pictures Television includes “Stone Cold,” “Jesse Stone: Night Passage,” “Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise,” “Jesse Stone: Sea Change” and “Jesse Stone: Thin Ice.” The movies are based on the characters from Parker’s best-selling series of books. Selleck had previously received an Emmy nomination for his work in “Jesse Stone: Sea Change.” One of his more recent television appearances included a stint on ABC’s “Boston Legal”. Selleck also served as an executive producer and co-wrote the script based on the novel. The show aired on CBS on May 9, from 9-11PM.
In related news, on Wednesday, May 19, CBS announced its new fall line-up will include 3 new dramas and 2 comedy series, which will include “Blue Bloods”. The one hour drama series will co-star Selleck and Boston’s own Donnie Wahlberg as New York cops who also happen to be family members.