NBC is quickly stocking up on drama series for next season. The network already gave early renewals to freshman breakout Blindspot and Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. Now The Blacklist creator Jon Bokenkamp has revealed that the thiller show too had been picked up for next season, its fourth. The renewal was confirmed by NBC.
There had been rumors that NBC may have given The Blacklist a two-season pickup when it renewed it in February as a vote of confidence for the series the network was assigning the tough task of anchoring NBC’s ratings-challenged Thursday night. That was never confirmed but, speaking on The Blacklist: Exposed podcast, Bodenkamp did say that the renewal decision had been made a few months ago.
While its ratings have suffered in the move from Monday to Thursday, The Blacklist, starring James Spader and Megan Boone, remains one of NBC’s strongest performers when delayed viewed is factored in.