The end is approaching for “Blindspot.”
The drama will return at NBC for a fifth season, but that will be the final one it airs. The future of the series had been somewhat in contention; while it started off as a strong performer, ratings sank over time.
The problem was then exacerbated when it was moved to Friday nights at the beginning of its third season, and it now consistently scores in the 0.5 range in adults 18-49. Cancellation seemed almost certain when the show was pulled from the Friday schedule entirely.
The series stars Jamie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, with its story focusing on an amnesiac woman who wakes up naked and covered in bizarre tattoos in the middle of Times Square. Over time, the show has evolved beyond its “Memento”-esque origins as the woman, Jane Doe (Alexander), has regained memories of her past identity and been forced to grapple with them. Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, and Ennis Esmer also star.
With this news, there are still a few series’ on the network who await cancellation or renewal: “Abby’s,” “A.P. Bio,” “The Village,” “The Enemy Within,” and “This is Us.” It is yet to be seen whether or not they will join the likes of “I Feel Bad,” which was the second scripted show of the season to be canceled at NBC.