NBC Cancels 'Blacklist' Spin-Off, Renews 'Great News'
NBC Cancels 'Blacklist' Spin-Off, Renews 'Great News'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
NBC is finalizing the decisions on its new shows from the past TV season, and it's bad news for a high-profile spin-off and good news for Great News.

After just one season, The Blacklist: Redemption, a spin-off of the James Spader drama, has been cancelled. Earlier this week, the original Blacklist was renewed for a fifth season. As a result of the cancellation, Deadline reports that Redemption star Ryan Eggold will return to the original Backlisst as a series regular for next season.

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Also cancelled was the freshman comedy Powerless, starring Vanessa Hudgens. The show was pulled off the schedule despite having two unaired episodes.

Finally, the cable news comedy Great News, produced by Tina Fey, received a surprise renewal for season 2. Despite low-ratings, the pedigree of the producer, plus the network owning the studio that makes it, helped save the show.

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In terms of freshman shows on NBC from the 2016-2017 TV season, that only leaves another spin-off, Chicago Justice, and the John Lithgow comedy Trial and Error on the bubble. Previously, comedy The Good Place and dramas Taken and This Is Us were renewed for second seasons while first-year dramas Timeless and Emerald City were cancelled.

NBC's full 2017-2018 TV line-up will be revealed Sunday, May 14.


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