NBC has picked up a full season of its first-year drama “The Blacklist.”
The show starring James Spader and Megan Boone got the good news late Friday (Oct. 4) following two weeks of solid ratings. It’s the first new series of the season to have its order extended for this season; on Thursday FOX picked up a second 13-episode season of “Sleepy Hollow” for 2014-15.
“The Blacklist” has averaged about 12 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 in the overnight ratings for its first two episodes. The series premiere added 4.4 million viewers through three days of DVR viewing, the network says. It leads its time period in both measures.
“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,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke says. “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.”
“The Blacklist” follows Red Reddington (Spader), a criminal who turns himself in to the FBI and promises to help catch other members of the most-wanted list — on the condition that he only works with rookie agent Elizabeth Keen (Boone). Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra and Diego Klattenhoff also star.