The Blacklist has extended.
NBC has given the serial-procedural thriller an early Back 9 pickup, bringing its first season total to 22 episodes and making life a little more secure for Reddington and fans of the series.
Only two episodes have aired at the time of the pickup.
Part serial, part procedural, the drama has averaged a 3.6 18-49 rating and 12 million viewers in its first two episodes, ranking as the #1 most watched new drama this fall and #2 in 18-49.
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NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke highlighted the ongoing mystery as one of the main reasons for show’s early success, saying:
“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.”
Continuing, she said:
“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.”
For those looking to get on The Blacklist in wake of this announcement, the series stars Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader as Red Reddington, a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI and working with the feds to catch a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Red’s true intentions have yet to be revealed.