The Blacklist: Renewed For Season 2!

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NBC is keeping The Blacklist around another season. A full 22-episode season, in fact.

The Peacock network announced today that the freshman series, starring James Spader and Megan Boone, has been renewed for Season 2.

The big announcement came from both Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

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“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,” Greenblatt said in the press release.

“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!”

Added Salke:

“We are very proud of the creative achievements of ‘The Blacklist,’ starting with creator Jon Bokenkamp and his incredible producing partners John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins. Our hats are off to them and to everyone in our dream cast — starting with the incomparable James Spader and Megan Boone — and our maverick pilot director, Joe Carnahan, and all of the gifted writers, producers, and directors who bring this cinematic show to life each week.”

According to the NBC release, The Blacklist is the No. 1 drama on the Big 4 networks in the 18-49 demo, averaging a 4.9 rating/13 share in most current viewing. It is the No. 2 scripted series on the Big 4 in the 18-49 demo, and the No. 1 new show in 18-49 and total viewers.

The Blacklist aired its midseason finale last night and will return in January with new episodes.

For the latest on Monday's episode, follow this link full coverage of The Blacklist Season 1 Episode 10!

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I can't believe NBC waited this long to say they would renew this show for season two. But then again they are a little slow at NBC! For some reason the writers seem to lose their way in season two and try to change a show too much instead of sticking with what made a show a hit in season one. I am hearing about a lot of shows that fans are not liking the writing like TWD and HL. I lost interest in POI when they killed Carter off! Scandal is so over the top each week I love it. I don't know how long Shandra can keep it up. She needs to end Grey's it is boring now. James Spader is the bomb and now that Alan Alda is on the show ....this should be interesting if the writers don't screw it up. Ted Dansan said the thing that makes a show great is the writers. The actors can only do what the writers write!


Of course not everyone likes this show. Personally I love it and am very glad that it has been renewed. [I think dee is missing the point a little about Red being likeable though - he's not really meant to be. Charismatic perhaps (kudos to Spader), but not really very likeable.] Overall, if they keep up the current quality of writing and acting, this series should be around for a long time yet.


Have to agree with dee..Infact i have not liked most the new releases this season.And old ones like Homeland have gone astray.Even the Walking dead aint interesting anymore.POI and Scandal are the only ones i am genuinely following with interest.


I was not impressed with the show at all. I watched the first episode maybe 3/4 of the second eppy. Watched again for Robert Sean Leonard guest appearance and have not watched since. Red is smug, arrogant and not at all likeable and the rest of the cast, except for Harry Lennix who is somewhat wasted, do not impress me at all. I just don't get the hoopla over this show!

@ dee

if you keep watching you may find you will love it. I persisted and I cannot get enough I love it. Red is one of the best characters ever written and James Spader is perfection for this part.


Best new show in a long time!! James Spader is Red Reddington!

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The Blacklist Quotes

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?


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.