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The Blacklist Renewed for a Ninth Season, Archibald Goes to Peacock

NBC has renewed its signature drama The Blacklist for a ninth season.
Through its first two episodes this season, The Blacklist is averaging 1.2 in the 18-49 segment and the Nov. 13 premiere has reached 7.5 million viewers in total audience measurement.

The Blacklist Renewed for a Ninth Season, Archibald Goes to Peacock

During the 2019-2020 season, The Blacklist reached nearly 39 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms.

The Blacklist brings in a premium upscale audience, ranking as the #2 broadcast drama during the 2019-20 season among the 18-49 demo in $100K+ per household on an index basis.

The Blacklist currently airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This Friday’s episode (Jan. 29) marks a landmark for the series as the #1 name on Raymond Reddington’s notorious blacklist is revealed.

The series stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Laura Sohn and Harry Lennix.

John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, Laura A. Benson, Daniel Cerone and Sean Hennen serve as executive producers.

The Blacklist is a production of Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

In related NBCUniversal news, Tony Hale’s retitled Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here is moving from Netflix to Peacock. It is the next chapter for Archibald Strutter, a chicken who “yes-and’s” his way through life.

While his adventures don’t always go as planned, Archibald takes it one step at a time with the help of his three siblings, Sage, Finly, and Loy, and his trusty sidekick, Bea.

Peacock Original Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here will premiere on Thursday, February 18. All six episodes will drop at once.

The voice cast includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development, VEEP, Toy Story 4), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Jordan Fisher (Dancing With the Stars, Hamilton), Chelsea Kane (Baby Daddy, Fish Hooks), Kari Wahlgren (Ducktales, Rick & Morty), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and Academy Award-nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Thunderbirds Are Go).

Tony Hale serves as creator and executive producer, alongside executive producer Eric Fogel (Celebrity Deathmatch, Descendants: Wicked World). Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here is produced by DreamWorks Animation.

Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here is inspired by the critically-acclaimed children’s book from Tony Hale, Tony Biaggne, Victor Huckabee and Misty Manley, Archibald’s Next Big Thing.

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