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The Blacklist Renewed For Season 6 At NBC

James Spader is staying at NBC. According to Variety, NBC has renewed Spader's drama series The Blacklist for a 22-episode sixth season.

The Blacklist stars Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. When he suddenly turns himself in, he brings along with him a list of the worst criminals in the world, saying that he'll only help catch them if rookie agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is his partner. The procedural thriller comes from The Call's Jon Bokenkamp and also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marno, and Hisham Tawfiq. 

Spader has earned two Golden Globe nominations for his work on the series, which also brought in an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Star for Alan Alda. The show was a big hit in its first season, and although its ratings fell over the course of its run, the show still averaged 8.8 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating in the key 18 to 49 demo during its fifth season. (via Deadline)

Spader executive produces the series alongside Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath (Alias), John Davis (I, Robot), John Fox (Game Night), Lukas Reiter (The Practice), J.R. Orci (Fringe), and Carla Kettner (Strong Medicine). The series is produced by Davis Entertainment along with Sony Pictures TV and Universal TV.

NBC is bringing back a good portion of its dramas next season, renewing Good Girls, This Is Us, Midnight, Texas, Law and Order: SVU, Blindspot, and the Chicago series (Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire). On the comedy side, they are bringing back The Good Place, Superstore, Will and Grace, and A.P. Bio. (They also picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season after it was canceled by Fox.) 

Canceled series include Great News, Rise, The Brave, The Night Shift, Shades of Blue, and Taken; still awaiting word are Timeless, Law and Order: True Crime, and Champions.