The long-running drama will continue in 2020-2021.
February 20, 2020
NBC announced today that The Blacklist has been picked up for an eighth season. The good news comes midway through Season 7, which will return from its winter break on March 20. Currently sitting at an impressive 143 total episodes, the show will hit the 150 milestone by this season's finale.
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 Friday night time slot.
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.
03/12/20 at 03:03am
This is a show that just begs for an ending. They just keep introducing one plot twist after another with each year they get renewed. It's become just as mangled as "Lost" was. Really, how much longer can they string out the relationship between Red and Elizabeth? How much longer can the FBI unit continue to go rogue without permanent repercussions? You think all these issues are settled and then the show gets renewed and they have to come up with another twist.
02/28/20 at 06:50pm
I used to be fan and I hate to say it but I really wish show would end so James Spader can do something else. Ratings have dropped because creators of show moved on right after the first season to create other shows, maybe that's normal in hollywood but seems like leaving a show on auto pilot and sometimes it works out ok and sometimes it doesn't. Ever since the actress playing Liz got pregnant in real life the storyline has suffered. They even killed her off and brought her back!!! Than they started baby kidnapping drama for way too many episodes. It just seems like a slow drama instead of what it used to be. Honestly if they got rid of Liz character and went back to the shows namesake "Black List" I would watch live again. They should rename "Liz's Personal Problems"
02/24/20 at 10:53am
I agree, this show was so much better when they followed a case every week, so tired of the baby daddy drama. I really don't care anymore who liz's dad is or if reddington is reddingtion.
02/22/20 at 07:14am
OK, but they need to have some answers coming. I don't want this show to turn out like that colossal waste of time "Lost."
02/22/20 at 06:32am
I've been watching Blacklist since the beginning, but eve i'm like how? It's time to give this a proper ending and send it on it's way. I don't want to see this show go the way of Redemption.
02/21/20 at 10:31am
Red and Dembe for the win!! They are the only reason why I continue watching this show with the convoluted main storyline. I wish they would have just stuck to the featured blacklist person each week instead of the "is he or isn't her father &/or who is the real Red"
02/21/20 at 07:45am
Kinda thought we were hitting the finish line . . . But if it means more Ray and Dembe . . . I AM DOWN!!!
02/21/20 at 05:28am
I really thought last season (6) would be the end. But WOW it is blowing me away this season! Looking forward to its return in March.
02/20/20 at 04:58pm
It is still a good show. Because James spader makes it so. The cast is good but he really makes you want to tune in , just to see him in it. This is why I have seen every episode since it started. And the short lived spin off series too. It will last as long as Spader wants to do it probably. It's like Arrow, and Supernatural where the actors pulled the plug NOT the networks.
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