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How to watch The Blacklist season 9 online without cable

James Spader stars as Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist
(Image credit: NBC)

It's time to watch The Blacklist season 9, as the criminal mastermind who now catches criminals is back — and you don't even need cable to catch him in action. James Spader returns as Raymond Reddington, a former criminal who works with the FBI to catch other notorious offenders.

The Blacklist season 9 start time, channel

The Blacklist season 9 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Blacklist season 9 sees a big change in the cast after the departure of co-lead Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen. In the premiere episode, titled "The Skinner," two years have passed since Liz's death. Her father, Raymond, has disappeared and his whereabouts are unknown. The members of the Task Force have disbanded.

Then, when one of their own is injured in the line of duty, the Task Force is drawn back together. And they'll need Raymond's expertise to bring down a conspiracy that could shatter global security.

Here's everything you need to know to watch The Blacklist season 9 online. Plus, watch a promo below: 

How to watch The Blacklist season 9 from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss The Blacklist season 9 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

ExpressVPN

Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch The Blacklist season 9 online in the US

In the U.S., The Blacklist season 9 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

NBC is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market.

Sling TV
Cheaper Live TV

Sling TV is one of the cheaper live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC and Fox (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Right now, new subscribers can get the first month of Sling for just $10.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Starter Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 

Is The Blacklist season 9 on Peacock?

Unfortunately, The Blacklist season 9 is not streaming on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. Some episodes of previous seasons have been available at times on Peacock, but currently, the show is not on the service at all.

Peacock

Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium. The service also has originals such as Girls5eva, The Lost Symbol and the Saved By the Bell reboot.

How to watch The Blacklist season 9 in the UK

Good news and bad news for Brits. In the past, The Blacklist has aired on Sky One and the NOW streaming service. The channel and service come with a Sky TV package, which start at £25. 

However, The Blacklist season 9  doesn't currently have a premiere date on Sky One. It could be weeks or even months before it becomes available.

For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch The Blacklist season 9 in Canada

Canadians can tune into The Blacklist season 9 at the same time as Americans on GlobalTV, if they get the channel, or the Global TV app. 

Anyone who wants to use their geo-blocked subscription services will need to use ExpressVPN.

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Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.