‘Blindspot’ Cancellation Imminent as NBC Pulls Show from May Sweeps Schedule
The fate of the NBC drama “Blindspot” may have effectively been confirmed. Though NBC has not yet announced the show’s cancellation, the series seems to be headed to that inevitable end.
According to Variety, NBC has pulled out “Blindspot” from its May Sweeps schedule. Beginning Friday, May 3, viewers won’t be able to watch the show and fans will have to wait for the network to burn the rest of its episodes on Friday, May 24 and May 31.
“Blindspot” has three remaining episodes originally set to air for May 3, May 10 and May 17. Those schedules will now be replaced by “The Blacklist.”
Here is the revised schedule of NBC for Friday this May 2019:
“THE BLACKLIST” – “GUILLERMO RIZAL” ORIGINAL
05/03/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : When multiple children are abducted under similar circumstances, the Task Force rushes to find the kidnapper. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) goes on the hunt for a man who can find anything, while Liz (Megan Boone) considers a big change. Joel de la Fuente, Jennifer Ferrin, Teddy Coluca and Ben Horner guest star. TV-14 V
“DATELINE NBC” – “FR2832” ORIGINAL
05/03/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday)
“THE BLACKLIST” – “ANNA MCMAHON” ORIGINAL
05/10/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : Presidential adviser Anna McMahon (guest star Jennifer Ferrin) faces off with Cooper (Harry Lennix) and the Task Force in a winner-takes-all race to locate the missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America. Benito Martinez, Ben Horner and Nathan Darrow also guest star. TV-14 V
“DATELINE NBC” – “FR2833” ORIGINAL
05/10/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday)
“Blindspot” has been lagging in the ratings with less than a million viewers in its 18-49 demographic. The show has been in the bubble this season.
The conspiracy drama created by Martin Gero stars Jaime Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Rob Brown, and Luke Mitchell. It premiered in 2015 as the best-watched show during its freshman year, however, its ratings started to decline by the second season.