‘The Blacklist’ Renewed for Season 5 at NBC

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The Blacklist” has been renewed for a 22-episode Season 5 at NBCVariety has learned.

The series stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives who suddenly turns himself in without explanation. He reveals that he has compiled a list of the worst criminals the world over that even the FBI doesn’t know about and will help catch all of them if rookie agent Elizabeth Keen is made his partner.

In additionto to Spader, the series stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò, and Hisham Tawfiq. Jon Bokenkamp created the series and executive produces along with John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox, Michael Watkins, Spader, Daniel Cerone, Lukas Reiter, Rick Orci, and Dan Knauf. The series is produced by Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.

The series has been popular since its premiere, inspiring the spinoff series “The Blacklist: Redemption,” which has yet to be renewed for a second season. The parent program remains solid in its timeslot, however, averaging a 1.0 and 5.3 million viewers during Season 4.

Thus far, NBC has renewed “Taken,” “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” “This Is Us” (for two seasons) and “The Good Place.” On the pilot side, the network has ordered “A.P. Bio” from Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers, “Rise” from Jason Katims, and military drama “For God and Country” to series.

The network also recently canceled freshman shows “Timeless” and “Emerald City,” and while “Powerless” has not officially been canceled, it was pulled from the NBC schedule before the conclusion of its first season.

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  1. Pat says:

    I am so happy Blacklist has been renewed. That show is fascinating.

  2. A. Slaughter says:

    YES!!! Red raves on!!!!

  3. SANDRA GREENWALD says:

    I was disappointed about “Timeless”. I really liked that show and had looked forward to seeing it every week. Too bad.

  4. George Lewis says:

    Happy for renewal, however more interested in BLACKLIST REDEMPTION starring the beautiful & talented Famke Janssen.

  5. Terry Schilmeister says:

    Congratulations. Never miss an episode. James Spader you are amazing and a fantastic actor.

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