“The Blacklist” is still far from over.
Announced today, NBC has officially renewed the James Spader-led series for a seventh season. The renewal, which has reportedly been in the works for some time, was made official after NBC was able to negotiate new contracts with all of the show’s main recurring cast members – James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klatenhoff, and Harry Lennix.
“Congratulations to our amazing producers, cast and crew, all of whom continue to work at the top of their game and make ‘The Blacklist’ one of NBC’s signature series,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment.
Since being moved to Friday nights this year, throughout its sixth season “The Blacklist” has been a consistent, if low, ratings performer for NBC. The procedural drama has averaged a 0.6 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 with 3.94 million viewers, predictably down from its fifth season’s 0.9 rating and 5.66 million viewer averages.
It now joins a growing list of NBC shows renewed for the 2019-20 TV season. The other returning titles include “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “New Amsterdam,” “The Good Place,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Additionally, “Superstore” was picked up for a fifth season last week as well.
New episodes of “The Blacklist” air Friday nights on NBC.