'The Blacklist' Renewed for Second Season by NBC

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December 3rd, 2013

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NBC has renewed The Blacklist for a second season

via press release:


Series Is Broadcast’s No. 1-Rated Drama in 18-49 and Top New Show in Demo, Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2013 — NBC has ordered a full 22-episode second season of freshman smash “The Blacklist,” broadcast television’s No. 1 drama in the 18-49 demo fresh off of last night’s substantial showing and timeslot win. The series is the fall season’s breakout hit in both same day and record-setting live-plus-7 viewing.

The announcement was made jointly by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

“The success of ‘The Blacklist’ demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film,” Greenblatt said. “With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”

Added Salke: “We are very proud of the creative achievements of ‘The Blacklist,’ starting with creator Jon Bokenkamp and his incredible producing partners John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins. Our hats are off to them and to everyone in our dream cast — starting with the incomparable James Spader and Megan Boone — and our maverick pilot director, Joe Carnahan, and all of the gifted writers, producers, and directors who bring this cinematic show to life each week.”

“The Blacklist” is the No. 1 drama on the Big 4 networks in the 18-49 demo, averaging a 4.9 rating/13 share in most current viewing. It is the No. 2 scripted series on the Big 4 in the 18-49 demo, and the No. 1 new show in 18-49 and total viewers.

The Nov. 4 episode of “Blacklist” delivered the largest total-viewer increase from live-plus same-day viewing to live-plus-7 in U.S. TV history, growing by 6.589 million (from 10.337 million to 16.926 million). “The Blacklist” now holds the top three increases from L+SD to L+7 among total viewers in U.S. TV history.

In historical context, “The Blacklist” is NBC’s most-watched new drama eight weeks into its run in 19 years (since “Earth 2” in 1994).

The series stars Emmy Award winner James Spader as “Red” Reddington, a world-renown terrorist on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who is helping the U.S. government catch international criminals, but for unknown reasons. The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.

USA Today called “The Blacklist” the fall’s best new drama while TV Guide said, “Can this show get any cooler?”

Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan. “The Blacklist” is produced by Davis Entertainment Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

  • KH

    Good for NBC, who has badly needed a hit show these past few years.

  • Dan

    I guess the January ratings don’t matter then.

  • psychic

    I was going to post “Matt must be depressed” but then I read the first few pages of comments.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Bill and Robert
    Are you going to allow sock puppetry too? Check the IP addresses. I didn’t post the comment with ‘Rock on, girlies.’ at the end of it. Trolling, implying my sister is a hooker, and now sock puppetry. Are you seriously going to allow any of that?

  • Matt18CO

    YES! GOOOO NBC! I LOVE this show! Keeps me wanting to come back for more! More than Revolution did! The breaks are not even as bad as Revolution’s was last year. So a plus for me on this show to see a fave since Heroes being brought back next year so early in their first year.

  • Leoben Conoy

    I would love a sock puppet version of The Blacklist *and* Sleepy Hollow

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Way to go Daniel Jackson!

    Looks like what’s-his-name got Blacklisted from this site. :-) ;-)

  • HeadlessHorseman

    His comments are gone! Finally! Thanks Bill and thanks Robert. I’m sorry for being so rude before.

  • KH

    So Matt got blacklisted?

  • HeadlessHorseman

    That’s one way of putting it. :)

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Are the Monday finals going to be a little late today since everything is still screwed up by Thanksgiving?

  • Matt18CO

    I wonder if they’re cancelling ALL of their existing comedies again this year including Parks and Recreation and Community? (Even though I am not a fan of NBC single cams)

  • Matt K

    Was Matt blocked? Hope so

  • Bored Now

    @AllOfHerTw!st and KH

    Hah! Like it! ;)


    Normally I’d tell you to ignore the obvious trollage but having read the comments pre-deletion, I’d have reacted the same way if he’d said anything like that about my sister, so can’t say I blame you. Hopefully it’s sorted now.


    You just can’t resist being a troll and having a go at a show you don’t like, even when you’re complimenting another one, can you? Your life must be so fulfilled.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Matt K
    Not blocked. Blacklisted. ;)

  • Tom88

    The Blacklist reminds me of Desperate Housewives’ first season. Big hit and continues to impress week after week.

  • Potato

    I’m so happy this happened today. Matt’s gonna EXPLODE

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Bored Now
    Implying she was a hooker was what sent me into a rage. I wouldn’t have reacted so harshly if he hadn’t implied that about her. Thanks for understanding.

  • Leoben Conoy

    awww I miss Matt now..

    poor little baby troll just wanted attention !

  • tim_m

    First glad to see it got renewed. This is one of my most favorite new shows.

    As for Matt, i was starting to think everyone was crazy here. I didn’t see any of the comments from him they were talking about. Then i saw someone say they were deleted and he got banned LOL.

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