January 26, 2021

NBC announced today that The Blacklist has been picked up for a ninth season. The good news comes just three episodes into Season 8, which returned last week from its winter break.

Led by James Spader, the series premiered in 2013 as one of the top new shows of the year. While its best days are behind it, the show still draws a respectable audience in its Friday night time slot. It is currently the network's third longest-running scripted series.

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.

Look for Season 9 of The Blacklist to premiere this fall as part of the 2021-2022 season.