NBC has set Thursday, April 30, at 10 p.m. for the premiere of the 13-episode fifth and final season of thriller drama series Blindspot. The show, starring Sullivan Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander, will move to its normal 9 o’clock timeslot the following week on May 7.
According to NBC’s updated schedule, the series will not air in its normal Friday 8 p.m timeslot beginning tonight and continuing May 3-17, with the show returning on May 24 and May 31 for the final episodes of its fourth season. The Blacklist will air in its place, moving up an hour from its normal 9 p.m. slot. The sixth season finale of The Blacklist is set to air on May 17. The news comes as Blindspot is still awaiting word on whether or not it will be renewed for a fifth season.
Ford Motor Co. has partnered with NBC to integrate the 2017 Ford Escape into two prime-time shows, The Blacklist and Blindspot. The custom content will air throughout May in pieces jointly created by Ford and NBC. The narrative will highlight various features on the 2017 Escape, including the available Sync connectivity.
The drama debuted strong to 10.6 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49, and has since been averaging 12.7 million viewers overall, with a 3.7 in the demo. Blindspot is the first freshman drama to be picked up for a second season.
The network has tacked on an additional episode to the current seasons of first-year breakout Blindspot and Dick Wolf’s trio of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU — bringing their respective episode counts to 23.
NBC’s Blindspot, already the fall season’s top-rated new series in adults 18-49, has become the first freshman series to get a Back 9 pickup, bringing its first-season order to a full-season 22 episodes. The order follows the network’s recent pickup of nine backup scripts for the thriller about a woman with no memories whose tattooed body holds the key to her past and to a vast and complex mystery.
The freshman drama starring Jaimie Alexander grew from a 3.1 to a 4.5 among adults 18-49 with three days of delayed viewing.
The new Chicago series will feature characters from its sibling police and fire department dramas, also produced by network stalwart Dick Wolf. Other cast members include Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. The network’s new season plans include two other dramas: another medical series, Heartbreaker, and a thriller, Blindspot.