The Blacklist: Returning for Season 6!!

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The Blacklist is returning!

NBC made the announcement that the drama will continue for Season 6 with James Spader and Megan Boone both attached.

The Blacklist premiered on September 23, 2013, among much fanfare for the return of Spader to television.

Middle of a Drug War - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 13

From what I've read, The Blacklist renewal was tied into the renewal of Timeless and the pickup of the now passed over Bad Boys spinoff, LA's Finest and another pilot, comedy Guess Who Died.

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Fans are still anxiously awaiting the fate of Timeless, also a Sony TV production.

NBC wanted a reduction of fees on The Blacklist, something that must have come to pass for the renewal to have come through.

Reinstatement - The Blacklist

The big story for The Blacklist Season 5 has circled around a bag of bones.

Whose bones are they?

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Fan theories range from the bones belonging to Katarina, Elizabeth Keen's (Boone) mother, who she inadvertently killed as a little girl, a death covered by Raymond Reddington (Spader) to another, more controversial guess.

That the real Raymond Reddington died all those years ago and Katarina escaped with her daughter only to later receive a sex change operation for the ultimate escape from her real life.

Red's Secret - The Blacklist

No matter what you believe, the truth always seems to be Fluid on The Blacklist and driving fans wild with conspiracy theories.

The Blacklist also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò and Hisham Tawfiq.

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The Blacklist joins a long list of other renewals at NBC including Blindspot, Good Girls, the Chicago Universe, Law & Order: SVU, and the pickup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine from Fox, among others.

If you need to catch up on the latest, you can watch The Blacklist online.

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The Blacklist Quotes

The Raymond Reddington? Concierge of crime? The man in the hat? The man who stayed out in the cold?


You know, for what it's worth, I spent four months on that ship chained up and I never told her about us. Not one word.