“The Blacklist,” the successful NBC crime drama starring James Spader, has been renewed for a fifth season, the network announced Thursday.
An NBC spokesperson said the show was renewed for a full 22-episode season set to debut in the fall.
The series follows former U.S. Navy officer-turned-criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) who surrenders to the FBI — along with a list of other dangerous criminals, which he will give up in exchange for immunity.
“The Blacklist” has been a hit for the network since premiering in 2015. During the 2015-2016 TV season, it was one of the highest-rated broadcast shows in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
For his work, Spader has been nominated for two Golden Globes. Alan Alda, who guest-starred on the series, was nominated for an Emmy.
No word yet on “Blacklist: Redemption” the spinoff series starring Famke Janssen as Susan Scott “Scottie” Hargrave that premiered this year. NBC introduced it in a backdoor pilot in “The Blacklist” before giving it an eight-episode first season.