NBC has renewed The Blacklist for a seventh season.

The network announced on Monday that the James Spader-starring crime drama will return for Season 7. The first half of the current sixth season has focused heavily on Reddington's (Spader) legal woes and Liz (Megan Boone) coming to terms with her decision to set him up, prompting us to wonder whether there was much story left for The Blacklist to tell. However, as Red's fate gets grimmer by the minute, it looks like the characters have more life in them yet.

In a statement, NBC Entertainment's Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said, "Congratulations to our amazing producers, cast and crew, all of whom continue to work at the top of their game and make The Blacklist one of NBC's signature series."

The Blacklist remains a strong performer for the network, with an average of 7.3 million overall viewers per week, including live and delayed-viewing audiences.

The Blacklist airs Fridays at 9/8c on NBC.

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