‘The Blacklist’ Gets Full Season Order from NBC

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The Blacklist has been given an additional nine episodes for its debut season, bringing the new series to a full 22-episode season on NBC. The series stars Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader (‘Stargate’ and ‘Boston Legal’) as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, who mysteriously surrenders to the FBI, stating he is willing to work with the feds to catch a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Keen (newcomer Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico.

The new series debuted on September 23, airing only two episodes to date, averaging 12 million viewers with a 3.6 rating, 10 share in adults in the much-coveted 18 to 49 year old viewers. These numbers make ‘The Blacklist’ the number 1 new drama on the major network so far this season in total viewers. Both episodes have led the Monday 10 PM timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key ratings category.

NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke had this to say about the show, “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. 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’ will air an all-new episode of its debut season on Monday, October 7 at 10/9c on NBC.