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The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the final season of How I Met Your Mother coming to Seven in Spring

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 cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the final season of How I Met Your Mother lead Seven’s US series premieres this Spring

The two biggest new shows of the season, plus a comedy favourite, will be launching on Seven just days after their US premieres this month:

Highly anticipated new drama, The Blacklist, stars James Spader as the world’s most wanted criminal, Raymond Reddington, who mysteriously turns himself in to the FBI and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His sole condition is that he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.

Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind Marvel's The Avengers, one of the highest grossing films of all time, and the iconic television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has co-created Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a dynamic, action-packed drama that brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to lead a team of highly skilled agents to investigate extranormal and super human people and events worldwide.

Fans will at last learn how Ted meets “the mother” in the ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother. The season takes place over the course of Barney and Robin’s wedding weekend, when the lives of the gang change dramatically. Ted is about to move to Chicago, Marshall and Lily are about to move to Rome, and Robin and Barney are about to become husband and wife.

Other international comedies coming to Seven this Spring include the final season of 30 Rock (starting Monday September 9 at 11.30pm); Breckin Meyer’s new workplace buddy comedy Men At Work, starring Danny Masterson (That 70s Show) and James Lesure (Las Vegas); and The Neighbors, a show about parenthood, marriage, family and close encounters of the third kind in New Jersey.

And in just a few weeks, Australia will see why US audiences obsessed over the shocking, sexy and crazy-in-a-good-way second season of Scandal. Olivia Pope – aka Emmy nominee and Entertainment Weekly’s Queen of Primetime, Kerry Washington – and her “gladiators in suits” had the most buzzed about network show of the year.