May 12, 2017
While many saw this coming, it is now official: NBC has cancelled The Blacklist: Redemption after one season. The freshman drama premiered earlier this year as a spin-off of The Blacklist, but struggled to find a substantial audience over the course of its eight-episode run.
Spin-offs of successful shows are common, with networks attempting to appeal to the existing audience of an already-popular series. But perhaps the timing for a Blacklist spin-off was a little late, as the once-breakout hit has seen its viewership dip considerably in its later years. With Redemption likely not attracting many new viewers to the franchise, its success would have necessitated a large number of Blacklist viewers to tune into the new entry.