Tonight, the journey of “The Blacklist” comes to a close — but only for now. As any fan of the show likely knows, there is so much more story to tell.
As for when the show will return for the upcoming fourth season, let’s just hope that you are the patient type. NBC has not announced a firm premiere date just yet, but per the fall schedule a little bit earlier this week, the show will be moving to a new timeslot on Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. In some ways, it’s always a bummer to air later at night, and to go along with that, this spot has been a real problem for the network for many years. Sure, “Shades of Blue” got renewed after premiering here, but it wasn’t exactly a monster in the numbers.
If there a major silver lining when it comes to the fourth season and this new timeslot, it is that for the first time in really a while, we’re going to see the show with a decent lead-in courtesy of “Chicago Med,” which is moving over from Thursday. For many months the show has basically had to survive on its own without much support, and maybe here without the competition of “Scandal” and other shows, it’ll be able to flourish even more.
Also, remember that there is also going to be down the pipeline “The Blacklist: Redemption,” the spin-off show featuring Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen. More than likely, you won’t be seeing that show premiere until midseason.
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