The crime drama will continue in 2020.
March 11, 2019
NBC announced today that The Blacklist has been picked up for a seventh season. Word is that Season 7 was already secured last May when the crime drama was renewed for Season 6, though nothing was said at the time. Currently sitting at an impressive 121 total episodes, the show could surpass the 150 mark if next season follows suit with another full 22 episodes.
Led by James Spader, the series premiered in 2013 as one of the top new shows of that year. While its best days have long-since passed, the show still draws a decent audience in its new Friday night time slot. This season marks its first as a mid-season player, with a January premiere rather than its typical fall start. The network will likely keep it in the mid-season for 2019-2020.
The Blacklist stars Spader as an ex-government agent-turned-FBI's most wanted fugitive, who mysteriously surrenders himself to the agency with an offer to help them bring down some of the country's top criminals. The only condition is that he gets to work alongside an FBI profiler named Elizabeth Keen, which leads to a twisting series of events that slowly reveal his true motives.
There have been so many plot twists that none of it makes much sense anymore. Too often I got the feeling that they wrote themselves into a corner at the end of one season, only to find they had to come up with even more outrageous stuff after being renewed unexpectedly. The FBI unit has become almost as corrupt as Red is. It's hard to feel much for Liz who can't decide how she feels about Red.
But you have to give James Spader props for being able to make Red a watchable rascal. He's the only reason to still watch the show.
Ever since they made Liz and her drama front and center, both Red and even the Black List serve as props for Liz and her drama! It has become tedious to watch and has spoiled what was once great!
I keep watching hoping that they finally pay attention to the ratings, wise up and get back to what made this show great by sticking to the Blacklist...Red is the badass...not Liz! Season 6 was a disappointment. I am hoping they rehabilitate for Season 7!
@Gator5000e there have already been several top ten blacklisters; #04 Mr Kaplin, #07 Tom Keen, #08 Berlin and #10 Dembe Zuma. I would expect Reddington to be #01
Even my jewish friends lovit
It jumped the shark a while ago, though I was never a fan to begin with. The acting as often been very good but Liz is so transparent this season it's painful. So dumb.
Good show, I can handle another season.