NBC confirmed on Monday that the James Spader-led procedural series “The Blacklist” from Sony Pictures TV and Universal Television will return for a seventh season starting in the Fall.
The renewal was technically done back in May last year as details for season six were worked out, but was only confirmed Monday after Sony set new deals for co-stars Megan Boone and original cast members Diego Klatenhoff and Harry Lennix.
Spader’s deal reportedly expires at the end of the newly announced seventh season but the network isn’t saying if next year will be the show’s last. The show is currently in the midst of airing its sixth season.
Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Davis executive produce the series which was once the network’s prized drama, but frequent time changes and just general age have seen numbers drop off. Even so it still nabs a 1.25 rating and 7.3 million viewers in Live+7, and more importantly remains one of the biggest international success stories for the network.
NBC has already renewed many shows for next year including all the “Chicago” series, “New Amsterdam,” “The Good Place,” “Will & Grace,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Superstore”.
Source: The Live Feed