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“The Blacklist: Redemption” Spin-Off Officially Picked Up By NBC; First Look Photos

In addition to ordering a fourth “Chicago” series (“Chicago Justice”) for 2016-17, NBC is expanding its “The Blacklist” franchise.

The network has officially ordered “The Blacklist: Redemption” to series. Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen topline the series, which also stars Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress.

NBC’s official description [note: contains plot details/potential spoilers for “The Blacklist”]

In this thrilling new spinoff of NBC’s breakout hit series, undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins forces with Susan ‘Scottie’ Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch. While on the hunt for Liz’s attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.

While no longer the live+same-day ratings phenom it was in its first season, “The Blacklist” continues to perform respectably on Thursdays. It also receives huge percentage lifts on DVR.

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