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NBC Releases New Blindspot Season 5 Premiere Date

The abbreviated final season is arriving in May

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Liam Mathews

Blindspot is on the move. The NBC thriller's fifth and final season will premiere Thursday, May 7 at 9/8c, TV Guide has learned.

According to TV Line, Blindspot Season 5 was initially slated for a summer premiere, but the coronavirus-induced global production shutdown has forced networks to shuffle their schedules. At first, the Season 5 premiere was moved up to April 30, but the recent addition of a Parks and Recreation reunion special has since pushed it back a week, bumping the premiere to May.

New drama series Council of Dads is also shifting its schedule, with its second episode airing Thursday, April 30 at 10/9c after an encore of the pilot at 9/8c. Going forward, the series will air at 8/7c on Thursdays beginning May 7.

Blindspot's final season will pick up from Season 4's cliffhanger ending in the aftermath of the explosion that left Jane (Jaimie Alexander) watching after a drone strike attacked the safe house with the rest of the team inside. Questions to be answered include who made it out alive and whether the team will ever be able to clear their names in the wake of Madeline's (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) rise to power.

Season 5 will be shorter than usual, consisting of just 11 episodes, and will wrap up Jane's story after 100 total episodes.

In addition to the premiere date, NBC released a new photo from the new season that shows Jane in disguise in a blonde wig.

Blindspot Season 5 premieres Thursday, May 7 at 9/8c on NBC. Seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Hulu.

Jaimie Alexander, Blindspot

Jaimie Alexander, Blindspot

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