NBC has called for another sequel of The Blacklist, this time, the eighth season. This renewal which aligns with the celebration of The Blacklist’s 150th episode with the cast and crew in New York at the point of announcement is the second consecutive year the popular drama has received early revival and just as you would guess, The Blacklist Season 8 doesn’t seem to be the final season of the show.
Also, NBC has fixed a later date for the return of The Blacklist’s current seventh season to resume by 8 pm on Friday, March 20 with two consecutive episodes.
The anticipation for the renewal led the studio, Sony Pictures Television, to close new deals with original cast members who had imminent expiration of their contracts such as James Spader and Megan Boone.
The excitement and fulfillment can be perceived through the words of Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, the co-presidents of scripted programming, NBC Entertainment, “Congratulations to our incredible cast producers and crew, all of whom continue to reach excellence week in week out. We couldn’t be more excited to continue Red and Liz’s story into season 8.”
The Blacklist, with a strong international sales record, stands as a major source of profit for Sony TV and a reliable utility player for NBC. The Blacklist in its seventh season has a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers overall in Live+7 Nielsens to tie as the season’s number 1 Friday drama in most current 18-49 season standings.
The show’s Oct. 4 season premiere has grown to 1.6 in 18-49 and 8.1 million viewers, which is such an amazing feat and upgrade on the previous season. How much more amazing can it be?