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.
“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!”
“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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