While NBC might be lacking when it comes to comedies, the network is filled with dramas and now another one has been renewed for the 2017-2018 TV season. The network has officially picked up the James Spader drama The Backlist for season 5.
The renewal, for a full, 22-episode season, ensures that next year the series will hit its landmark 100th episode. There is no word yet on the show’s spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, though it is not likely to come back for a second season.
The Blacklist is the latest drama to be renewed by NBC for next year. The network has also picked up This Is Us, Shades of Blue, Taken, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. Meanwhile, freshman drama Timeless was cancelled.
NBC will reveal its full 2017-2018 schedule on Sunday, May 14.
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