The Blacklist Headlines

  • Upfronts 2018: Network Ownership Peaks, Digital Rights Demands Increase As Volume & License Fees Slide

    A week before ABC made its official new series orders, the network had not screened two high-profile pilots, the light action drama Whiskey Cavalier from producer Bill Lawrence, and comedy Most Likely To from Berlanti Productions. The holdup was due to new expanded digital rights deals ABC had put forward a few weeks before it was to make pickup decisions. I hear the new template — which varied slightly from show to show and studio to studio — called for expanded stacking…

  • The Blacklist Season 5 Finale Recap: Whose Bones Are in That Bag?

    To paraphrase Se7en‘s Det. David Mills: “What’s in the bag?!” It’s a question that The Blacklist viewers have hoped to get answered for a full year, ever since Mr. Kaplan dug up a mysterious suitcase before jumping to her death in last May’s finale. (At some point, the suitcase became a duffel bag, because The […]

  • ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale: Mystery Of The Bones Revealed, With Surprise Visits

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s season finale of The Blacklist. So about those bones… That duffle bag of skeleton parts that’s been at the center of NBC’s The Blacklist throughout Season 5 has been much debated by fans in the build-up to tonight’s season finale, and viewers can rest easy (or not) in the satisfaction of knowing that the bones belong to… Really, stop reading here if you don’t want to know. In an episode that included more than…

  • Blacklist EP: Finale's Duffel Bag Reveal Is 'Biggest Answer We've Given to Date'

    Tonight’s season finale of The Blacklist (NBC, 8/7c) will pull a literal skeleton out of Raymond Reddington’s closet — or duffel bag, as it were — as viewers finally learn the identity of those pesky bones Red has been pursuing. But if you’re an eagle-eyed Blacklist viewer, it’s possible you’ve already deciphered to whom those […]

  • ‘Blacklist’ Renewed By NBC For 6th Season

    The series stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington.

  • ‘The Blacklist’ Renewed For Season 6 By NBC

    It came down to the wire but NBC just picked up a 22-episode sixth season of The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures TV. There is no final decision yet on the studio’s other bubble drama series, Timeless. The Blacklist was a massive hit when it debuted in 2013 behind The Voice on Monday. It took a hit when the network in Season 2 relocated it to shore up Thursday night, using a post-Super Bowl airing to give it a pop. While The Blacklist never came close to the ratings heights…

  • The Blacklist Renewed for Season 6

    The mystery of the duffel bag bones will keep unfolding at NBC, which has renewed The Blacklist for a 22-episode Season 6. The Blacklist this season is averaging a 0.9 rating along with 5.7 million weekly total viewers (in Live+Same Day numbers), off just half a tenth in the demo versus last season while up […]

  • Performer of the Week: Elisabeth Moss

    THE PERFORMER | Elisabeth Moss THE SHOW | The Handmaid’s Tale THE EPISODE | “Other Women” (May 9, 2018) THE PERFORMANCE | Wanna see a perfect example of a character accepting a horrible fate? Look no further than this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale, in which Moss took her June somewhere we’d never before witnessed: a […]