The Blacklist: Picked Up for Full First Season

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The Blacklist has received a green light.

The James Spader-led drama has averaged around 12 million viewers over its first two episodes, with NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke saying this afternoon in a statement that it has now been picked up for a full 22-episode opening season.

“The many layers of Red Reddington and his mysterious reasons for getting into bed with the FBI seem to be fascinating to fans of this show. With great talent like James Spader and Megan Boone on board, as well our stellar executive producers and the whole cast and crew, we believe this outstanding series will continue to make NBC a big destination on Monday nights.”

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I think the epis so far have been great!!! And James Spader is soooo good.


I thought the blacklist is just getting a full season order, not season renewal?


That's good news. All that time I spent ogling over Megan Boone has not been wasted. But ABC have got an intriguing show here. Clearly there's more to the whole relationship between Red and Elizabeth. The actual episodes themselves haven't been that much to write home about, but they've built up some neat characters, and it remains to be seen where the writers can go with this.

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The Blacklist Quotes

You see, this is why I don't go to family reunions. Aunt Lucille is always arguing with Buddy, Uncle Scott is drunk by noon, and someone's hand is always in the wrong cookie jar.


Is it just me or is the human race armed with religion, poisoned by prejudice, and absolutely frantic with hatred and fear, galloping pell-mell back to the Dark Ages? Who on Earth is hurt by a little girl going to school or a child being gay?