February 1, 2023

NBC announced today that The Blacklist is coming to an end after its upcoming 10th season. The news comes weeks ahead of the crime drama's now-final run, which is scheduled to premiere later this month.

"After 10 years, hundreds of Blacklist cases and more than 200 episodes produced, we're honored to reach our conclusion," said showrunner John Eisendrath. "It's been incredibly fun to create the strange, devious and delightful Blacklisters to challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI Task Force each week. We would like to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who brought life to these characters. We appreciate our dedicated fanbase who came along for this wonderful ride and are excited to share this final season with them."

Led by James Spader, the series premiered in 2013 as one of the top new shows of the year. While its best days are well behind it, the show still garnered a respectable audience in its most-recent Friday night time slot. The upcoming final season will see yet another new time slot for the show, with the network slotting it in on Sunday nights for the time being.

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 the FBI, which leads to a twisting series of events that slowly reveal his true motives.

The 10th and final season of The Blacklist premieres on Sunday, February 26 at 10:00pm.