The Blacklist is picked up for a full season by NBC

James Spader

The Blacklist is picked up for a full season by NBC

 

NBC is crazy about The Blacklist!

 

The network has ordered the back-nine episodes for the freshman drama, bringing its first season to 22 episodes, NBC announced Friday afternoon.

“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 Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “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, starring James Spader and Megan Boone, has averaged 12 million viewers and a 3.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic in its first two airings in the 10 p.m. Monday post-The Voice slot opposite CBS’ Hostages and ABC’s Castle, making it the No. 1 new drama among the Big Four networks in total viewers thus far this season. The Blacklist has topped its time period in both airings.

 

The Blacklist returns with episode 1×11 The Good Samaritan Killer (Monday Jan. 13th, 2014 10/9c on NBC)

 

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