It looks like Raymond Reddington's life will be spared after all.
TVLine has confirmed that NBC has renewed The Blacklist for a seventh season. Deadline, which is TVline sister site, first broke the news, that the core cast that includes James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff and Harry Lennix will all be back for Season 7.
"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.
The current season sixth of The Blacklist is currently airing Fridays at 9/8c. In recent outing on March 8th, Reddington pleaded guilty to the numerous criminal charges against him and was sentenced to death- a fate made even more worrying after he failed to escape prison later in the episode. (But with Spader's commitment to Season 7, we can assume that the forthcoming lethal injection doesn't go down as planned.)
The current season is averaging a 0.6 in demo rating and about 4 million total viewers, besting only Blindspot and the already canceled Midnight, Texas among all NBC dramas. The Live+7 DVR playback, those numbers go up to 1.2 and 7.3 million.
I’m so excited and the news just made my day! The live day numbers scare me more than what the DVR numbers bring, but I’m glad that the show is coming back and I hope they can figure out the number of episodes soon. This season has been one of the best so far in storytelling and character development. But mostly I’ve been on the edge of my seat more than any season since the show began.
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You can catch The Blacklist Fridays at 9/8c on NBC!