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NBC Greenlights ‘The Blacklist’ for Season 8

The Current Season Returns on Friday, March 20th

NBC has announced an eighth season renewal for Friday night drama “The Blacklist.” “Congratulations to our incredible cast, producers and crew, all of whom continue to reach excellence week in and week out,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue Red and Liz’s story into season eight.”

Debuting on Sept. 23, 2013, “The Blacklist” follows James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

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The seventh season will resume Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET with two back-to-back episodes.