‘Blacklist’ Gets Full Season Order

'Blacklist' Gets Full Season Order

James Spader spy drama gets back nine order

NBC has ordered a full season of “The Blacklist,” its highly rated James Spader spy drama.

The show had NBC's biggest debut in a year, then held almost all of its audience in its second week. NBC rewarded it with a “back nine” order — nine episodes in addition to the initial run of 13. That adds up to a full season order.

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“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,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “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.”

Through the first two weeks of the season, “The Blacklist” has averaged a 3.6 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.0 million viewers. While “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is beating it in the key demo, “The Blacklist” is the top Big 4 drama in total viewers.

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The series stars Emmy Award-winner Spader as Red Reddington, a fugitive who helps the FBI catch a “blacklist” of bad guys on the condition that he only work with newbie profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

Jon Bokenkamp (“The Call,” “Taking Lives”), John Eisendrath (“Alias”), John Davis (“Predator,” “I, Robot,” “Chronicle”) and John Fox executive produce. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team,” “The Grey”).

“The Blacklist” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

  • terry208

    I hate getting into a new show only to see it cancelled a few week's later, I tend to wait until the show reaches syndication before watching, it would be great if the networks could have say a 14 episode minimum I would watch more new show's

  • hupto

    Proof once again that Spader in the right role is money in the bank. Congratulations to the Blacklist team!

  • radiomantx

    Absolutely an incredible show! The only thing I hate is that I have to wait a week to see the next episode. I've always been a big fan of James Spader all the way back to “The Practice” & “Boston Legal”. Megan Boone is a pleasant surprise as well. She's a perfect match for Spader. “Blacklist” is unique and incredible. Hope it stays on at least a few years!

  • Philly

    Blacklist is one of my favourite shows, even though it is new. James Spader is great as Red. I have high expectations for this show. Keep up the great work! Can't wait for the next episode. The first episode was so great!!