Just like Red Reddington, NBC’s “The Blacklist” isn’t going anywhere.
According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the network has opted to order the back-nine episodes after only a few airings, bringing the first-season episode total to 22.
“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,” NBC’s Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “With great talent like James Spader and Megan Boone on board… we believe this outstanding series will continue to make NBC a big destination on Monday nights.”
Though it is the first freshman series to be picked up for a traditional 22-episode season, “The Blacklist” is not the first new fall show to get a vote of confidence from its network.
FOX ordered a second 13-episode season of “Sleepy Hollow” for fall 2014, choosing to air the serialized show in a limited run to make room for season 2 of “The Following” in January.
“The Blacklist” airs Monday nights at 10pm on NBC. Are you excited that the show got picked up? What’s your favorite new fall show?