CBS Just Revealed Huge News About Donnie Wahlberg and 'Blue Bloods' Fans Are Shocked

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Donnie Wahlberg is a man of many talents. As a member of New Kids on the Block, his singing and dancing skills made him famous in the late 1980s, and then he transitioned into the world of acting with roles in The Sixth Sense, Ransom, and Band of Brothers. Now with 12 seasons portraying Danny Reagan on the hit show Blue Bloods under his belt, it's safe to say he's comfortable in front of the camera. But some fans may not know about his behind-the-scenes work.

Donnie reposted a pop quiz from the CBS Instagram account that asked fans to name a CBS star who has also directed an episode of their show. Answers included Daniela Ruah from NCIS, Alex Russel from S.W.A.T., and Donnie himself! That's right, the actor worked behind the camera for a season 4 episode called "Manhattan Queens" back in 2014.

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Donnie talked about the experience in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I think it was inevitable that I would eventually start directing. For one, I have too much energy. I find myself sort of directing scenes anyway when I'm on set...It seemed like a natural evolution."

Of course, that doesn't make the prospect of directing Hollywood star Tom Selleck any easier! "I gotta say, despite that, it's still a little daunting. Directing Tom Selleck, for example. Tom's a TV legend. He's a good actor. He's smart. He knows the business as good as anyone. He knows when it's B.S. and when it's not...I thought I could direct in season 1, but I wanted to take a few years and get a few seasons under my belt before I even dared to sort of step behind the camera and say 'cut' to Tom Selleck."

Judging by his Instagram post, it looks like he's ready to hop back in the director's chair. Donnie captioned the photo, "👋🏼 Think it’s time I do it again. 🎥🎬 @bluebloods_cbs @cbstv ❤️ #BlueBloods."

Of course, his fans agree. One wrote, "Renaissance man 💯🕺🏽🎬🎤," and another said, "I agree! Manhattan Queens was a cool episode to see you direct! Maybe an episode this season or next season you could direct again? ☺️🙌🏼🔥" One surprised fan commented, "How did I not know this?!? 🤷🏻♀️ Donnie, you really can do anything you put your mind to…and I love that about you!!! 🧡"

We can't wait to see what Donnie has in store next!

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