The Blacklist: Renewed for Season 5 at NBC!

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The Blacklist has many more cases to solve for NBC. 

The series has been renewed for a fifth season of 22 episodes, set to air during the 2017-2018 season. 

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The Blacklist Season 4 has been a reliable performer in the ratings, currently averaging 5.3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. 

Those figures represent a 30 percent drop in the demo from The Blacklist Season 3, but the show remains one of the most timeshifted series on TV. 

Season 4 of the series wraps on May 18 and will find Red putting a deadly plan in motion to save his Task Force from the elusive Mr. Kaplan. 

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That villain has been one step ahead of the characters at every turn over the last few weeks, so getting to see her meet her end should be interesting for fans to watch. 

The Blacklist Season 4 Episode 20 airs tonight, with Liz becoming the target of a mercenary known as The Debt Collector. This forces Red to turn to an unlikely source for help. 

Spin-off series, The Blacklist: Redemption is not expected to continue, but we should get confirmation in the next few days. 

That series struggled to keep up the pace in the ratings, with Season 1 averaging just 4 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. 

If it does not return, you can expect Tom to make a return to the parent series. 

Tom Aims - The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 7

The Blacklist joins This Is Us, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, The Good Place, Blindspot, Taken, Superstore and Shades of Blue as the series NBC has thus far renewed for the 2017-2018 season. 

Emerald City, Timeless, Grimm and Powerless have already been given the pink slip from the network, while the fate of Chicago Justice looks set to go down to the wire. 

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Yes, there's a very real possibility that One Chicago is about to be split up. 


Over to you, The Blacklist Fanatics! Are you excited about the series returning for another go around?

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The Blacklist Quotes

My word is my bond. My currency.


Red: Ever wonder why Dembe stays with me? Why anyone so decent would spend his days at the side of someone so indecent?
Liz: You saved him. He owes you his life. He protects you because you protected him.
Red: No, Elizabeth. Dembe didn't stay with me because he saw me as his savior. He stayed with me because he saw me for the man I really was. A man surrounded by darkness. No friends who could be trusted. No faith that loyalty or love could truly exist. I was younger then. Angrier. Dembe connected his life with mine to show me that day and every day that the world is not what I fear it to be. He is the light in the darkness. Living proof that there is another way. That life can be good. That people can be kind. That a man like me may one day dream of becoming a man like him. He pledged his life and offered it up as evidence that I was wrong about this world. Dembe guards my life because he's determined to save my soul.