'Blacklist: Redemption' Canceled at NBC After 1 Season

The spinoff of the James Spader drama debuted midseason.
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It's one-and-done for Blacklist: Redemption.

NBC has canceled the Blacklist spinoff after one season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

While NBC has found success in recent years with the rapid expansion of the Chicago franchise, the results were less than ideal for the first spinoff of The Blacklist. Blacklist: Redemption opened soft in the flagship drama's Thursday time slot, averaging a 1.2 rating and 6.3 million viewers — both steep dips from the numbers the mothership continues to bring in. The drama, led by Famke Janssen and original series star Ryan Eggold, was a tough sell for renewal, as it is one of the few NBC dramas hailing from an outside studio Sony Pictures Television.

This marks the latest cancelation for independent studio Sony, which also produced axed freshman time-travel drama Timeless for NBC and the canceled sophomore multicam sitcom Dr. Ken at ABC. NBC passed on its entire slate of pilots from outside studios this season, as the broadcast network push further for ownership.

However, the studio had a key pickup Thursday with the two-season renewal for The Goldbergs on ABC that will keep the family comedy on the air through season six. NBC also renewed the Sony-produced Blacklist for season five, bringing the James Spader drama to 100 episodes.

 

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