NBC has found a keeper, the network has confirmed that it has renewed the popular drama ‘The Blacklist’ for another season. The show finished strong with viewers, ending its first season just last night. Fans of the first season can look forward to at least 22-episodes next season, according to the renewal by NBC.
Part of a Sony TV and NBC production, the series stars James Spader and ranks as the No. 1 drama and the No. 2 scripted series (out of NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox). The series scores will in the popular 18-49 demographic, bringing in a 4.9 rating/13 share for the season finale.
“The success of ‘The Blacklist’ demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. “With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”
James Spader takes the lead role of “Red” Reddington, a former terrorist on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who turns himself in to the U.S. government in a deal that will allow him to catch other international criminals. The catch is that you do not know why he turned himself in to authorities in the first place. Other stars include Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.