‘The Blacklist’ Renewed for Season 5 by NBC, No Word on ‘Blacklist: Redemption’

The crime thriller starring James Spader has been a hit for the network since premiering in 2013

Last Updated: May 11, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

“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.

Even in its soft series debut, “Redemption” didn’t do much for the network in terms of ratings. It did, however, do better from week one to week two.