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The Blacklist Renewed For Season 8!

The Blacklist is still kicking. The NBC series starring James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington has been renewed for an eighth season. He plays one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

The show also stars Amir Arison, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Hisham Tawfiq, and Meghan Boone. Season 7 will return on Friday, March 7 with two new back-to-back episodes, according to Variety.

The Blacklist Was A Massive Hit For NBC When It Made Its Debut In 2013

“Congratulations to our incredible cast, producers and crew, all of whom continue to reach excellence week in and week out,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue Red and Liz’s story into season eight.”

The Blacklist was a massive hit for NBC when it made its debut in 2013. It averaged a same-day rating of 3.6 among adults 18-49 and 12 million viewers. During its current season, the show averaged a 1.1 rating and garnered 6.6 million viewers after seven days of delayed viewing. Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television along with Davis Entertainment produces the series.

The show continues to tell wildly imaginative and exciting stories to this day, according to co-president of Sony Picture Television, Chris Parnell. He credits the cast and crew for its success. He’s excited for viewers to see what will happen in the eighth season. Details about the upcoming eighth season were not revealed.

The Show Continues To Tell Wildly Imaginative And Exciting Stories To This Day

This comes after the cast and crew celebrated the 150th episode on Thursday, Feb. 20, according to TV Insider. The milestone episode is titled “Roy Cain” and is directed by Daniel Willis. It will air sometime in April 2020.

The Blacklist is amid its seventh season. When will Season 7 of the series be available for streaming on Netflix? According to The Digital Weekly, the Netflix release schedule will not be immediately available. Since it has been renewed for Season 8, the scheduled release date for Season 7 is not until September 2020. If you rather stream it on Netflix than watch it live on NBC, then you’ll have to wait until then. What do you think of the Blacklist being renewed for Season 8? Do you still watch the series? Sound off below in the comments section.

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