Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

NBC renews Spader drama ‘The Blacklist’

See also

NBC’s freshman hit, “Blacklist,” starring James Spader, has gotten an early approval for a second season according to a Dec. 3 report on the New York Post. Word came Tuesday, just one day after the show’s midseason finale which earned it’s the highest ratings since the premiere back in September.

The show has proven so successful already that the network has agreed to a full, 22 episode season 2. The renewal is due in no small part to the 12.3 million viewers who tuned in for the finale, earning a 3.5 rating in the highly coveted “18-49” demographic.

Spader plays Red Reddington, a rogue criminal who is now working with the FBI but only with agent Liz Keen, played by Megan Boone. Spader’s last fulltime TV gig was on the hit ABC show, “Boston Legal” where he played lawyer Alan Shore, a role he originated on “The Practice. He was in that role collectively from 2003 through 2008.

“The Blacklist” is now on hiatus and will return with new episodes on Jan. 13.

If you liked this article click the Subscribe button to receive email updates when a new article is published. Follow Theresa on Google+, StumbleUpon and Twitter or connect on Pinterest.

©TheresaLeschmann. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!