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"The Blacklist" spin-off with Famke Janssen coming to NBC 
In this Sept. 5, 2011 file photo, Famke Janssen poses during a photocall for her film" Bringing Up Bobby", at the 37th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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"The Blacklist" is branching out.

NBC announced Saturday that it has ordered a spin-off of the popular drama series starring James Spader as criminal-turned-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington.

"The Blacklist: Redemption" will feature "The Blacklist" co-star Ryan Eggold, as well as guest stars Famke Janssen, Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress.

The network says the spin-off will revolve around Eggold's undercover operative Tom Keen joining forces with Janssen's mercenary boss Susan "Scottie" Hargrave.

The announcement comes ahead of next week's "upfront" presentations in New York where broadcasters will hype the upcoming season's schedules to advertisers.

Eggold has starred in "The Blacklist" since it debuted in 2013. The show's third season finale airs Thursday.

Janssen has appeared in the "X-Men" and "Taken" film series, as well as the TV series "Nip/Tuck" and "Hemlock Grove."