CBS’s long-running fictional crime series is coming back this fall for its ninth season. After some turbulent changes shocked audiences last season, fans are eager to see what’s to come. Here’s everything you need to know before watching the premiere.

Blue Bloods Premiere: When Does It Come Back?

The procedural crime drama will return for its ninth season on Friday, September 28 at 10 p.m. EST. Despite airing in a time slot that was once considered a death sentence for TV shows, Blue Bloods has maintained impressively high ratings in the Friday night spot and will return at its usual time for the new season.

Blue Bloods Cast: Who Is Returning for Season 9?

So far, it appears that the entire cast will be coming back for season 9, along with a few new faces. Entertainment Weekly reports that Frasier actress Bebe Neuwirth has signed on for a three-episode arc playing the new Inspector General. There has been no word about any other cast changes yet, but after Amy Carlson’s devastating exit last year, we are anxious to find out whether another character will face an untimely death.

Blue Bloods Spoilers: What Will Happen?

Another one of Frank’s children may also face some changes in his career. Now that Jamie Reagan, played by Will Estes, is engaged to Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray), he might need a new patrol partner. “Frank doesn’t want him to be the first in NYPD history to ride with their fiancée,” Selleck revealed. “Most cops would say it could affect one’s judgment. Frank wants his son to be happy, and yet he’s got this hyperactive sense of responsibility.”