Selleck plays the fictional detective on Jesse Stone: Night Passage, airing Jan. 15 on CBS, and the former Magnum P.I. star admits network execs would like him to do a full season.
However, Selleck knows the rigors of doing a weekly series and thinks the time commitment would keep him away from his two daughters.
As he puts it, CBS has given me serious hints, but I quit a No. 1 show to raise a family.
Selleck loves the character so much that he plans to do a series of Jesse Stone TV movies a la Columbo, running once or twice a year.
Thats an idea that gets support from crime novelist Robert B. Parker, who created the Jesse Stone character. He admits, A weekly show needs 26 episodes. I havent written that many books.
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