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NBC Eyes ‘Blacklist’ Spin-Off

Proposed Series to Be Introduced in a Backdoor Pilot on May 12

NBC will air a backdoor pilot in the May 12th episode of drama “The Blacklist” focused on Famke Janssen as Susan “Scottie” Halsted. Her character will be introduced in the episode one week earlier. While there are no official details, Scottie is expected to be the mother of the Tom Keen character (Ryan Eggold). Edi Gathegi as Cabal operative Matias Solomon is also supposed to be a series regular.

The proposed spinoff is created by Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath, who executive produce with “The Blacklist” exec producers John Davis and John Fox.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. They should leave Blacklist alone by itself and concentrate on it to bring it back to the quality they had in the first season.

  2. The sheer insanity of making a spinoff of a show with 5-6 million overnight viewers is just staggering.

    What is Greenblatt trying to prove?

    Is Comcast REALLY that dumb? [apparently so!]

    Spinoffs of flops has to be the lowest Hollywood ever got as far as trying to avoid doing anything remotely original.