The mystery surrounding Red Reddington’s (James Spader) true identity may not be solved by the end of the current season after all. NBC has just confirmed that the long running drama series will return for season 7.
In a statement, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment said “Congratulations to our amazing producers, cast and crew, all of whom continue to work at the top of their game and make The Blacklist one of NBC’s signature series.”
Season to date the series is averaging a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
NBC also tells us It’s been a strong performer in delayed viewing, growing by 119% going from “live plus same day” to L+7 Nielsens in adults 18-49 (from a 0.57 rating to a 1.25) and by 3.4 million persons (3.9 million to 7.3 million).
The series stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Amir Arison, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Mozhan Marnò, and Hisham Tawfiq.
The current season of The Blacklist airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Carla Kettner and Laura A. Benson serve as executive producers.
The Blacklist is a production of Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.