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The Blacklist: Redemption Was Blacklisted by NBC

The spin-off of James Spader's show won't be back

Tim Surette

I've got good news and bad news, The Blacklist fans. First the good news... remember when The Blacklist was renewed for a fifth season by NBC? Good times!

Now for the bad news. The Blacklist: Redemption, which spun-off Ryan Eggold's character Tom Keen from The Blacklist, won't be doing anymore redeeming as it has been canceled, TVGuide.com has learned. The first season was just eight episodes long and wrapped up its run in mid-April.

But that doesn't mean you won't see any more of Tom Keen. Eggold will take Keen back to The Blacklist in Season 5, according to Deadline.

No one should be too surprised about the decision as Redemption was NBC's third-lowest-rated series of the season, beating only the limp Emerald City and Powerless, which were also canceled. At an average of 4 million viewers and a 0.75 rating in the 18-49 demo in overnight ratings, it was far enough below its parent series The Blacklist (5.3 million, 1.0 rating) for NBC to scuttle it.

What's renewed? What's canceled? Here's the 2016-2017 TV scorecard

The Blacklist: Redemption also starred Famke Janssen, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress and Terry O'Quinn.

NBC is expected to announce its 2017-2018 schedule on Sunday, May 14.