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NBC Renews The Blacklist for a FULL 22-Episode Season Two



The Killing Time community’s choice for Best New Show of the 2013-2014 Season has gotten a huge boost of confidence from NBC.  In an age when shows get renewed for half-seasons after the season is over, NBC has already committed to a full second season of The Blacklist after ten episodes have aired.  The show has remained stellar and if you’re not watching, you should be.  The details from Coming after the break.
NBC has just announced a a full 22-episode second season order for their new hit “The Blacklist,” which stands as Broadcast television’s number one drama in the 18-49 demographic. The announcement was made jointly by 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. “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.”

In historical context, “The Blacklist” is NBC’s most-watched new drama eight weeks into its run in 19 years (since “Earth 2” in 1994).

The series stars Emmy Award winner James Spader as “Red” Reddington, a world-renown terrorist on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who is helping the U.S. government catch international criminals, but for unknown reasons. The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.

3 thoughts on “NBC Renews The Blacklist for a FULL 22-Episode Season Two”

    1. And getting better. It’s not a gimmick show that had this one trick up its sleeve and now it’s “Red vs. criminal of the week”. There’s a big story behind all this and I’m shocked NBC gave it that much confidence. Essentially it’s got its next 32 episodes without worrying about cancellation. HBO doesn’t even give that much of a leash.


      1. NBC shows do extremely well looking at the ratings. And I think these 32 episodes are some form of guarantee to the fans that they needn’t worry about cancellation in a loooong time (like too many ABC shows for instance). Anyhow, I’m glad this show has survived its first episodes and here’s to the future. It better be awesome. 😀


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